Trump orders agencies cut environment reviews, citing ‘economic emergency’

Changes could hurt communities of color, which are more likely to live with pollution due to decades of environmental racism

The Trump administration continued to weaken core environmental protections in the US by announcing a pair of policies to cut reviews for large infrastructure projects and downplay the health benefits of rules to curb pollution.

Both changes could disproportionately hurt communities of color, which are far more likely to live with pollution because of decades of environmental racism. They come after a week of nationwide protests over police killings of black Americans. 

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Changes could hurt communities of color, which are more likely to live with pollution due to decades of environmental racismThe Trump administration continued to weaken core environmental protections in the US by announcing a pair of policies to cut reviews for large infrastructure projects and downplay the health benefits of rules to curb pollution.Both changes could disproportionately hurt communities of color, which are far more likely to live with pollution because of decades of environmental racism. They come after a week of nationwide protests over police killings of black Americans.  Continue reading…

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