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Trump plan would reduce environmental rules for infrastructure projects

WASHINGTON — The White House has drafted a proposal to scale back environmental rules in an effort to make it easier to construct roads, bridges, and pipelines across the country, as part of an infrastructure plan that President Trump could release as soon as next week.

The plan would change things such as how officials decide a pipeline route, how a proposed border wall with Mexico would be built, and whether the National Park Service could object to a development that would impair tourists’ views from scenic parks such as the Grand Canyon, according to a document obtained by The Washington Post.


Administration officials say they are willing to alter elements of the legislative package to win enough votes for Senate passage.

Washington Post