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Trump's Infrastructure Plan Will Reportedly Cut Environmental Rules

The White House is reportedly preparing a proposal to reduce the amount of environmental regulations on infrastructure projects.

By Matt Picht | January 26, 2018

The Trump administration is reportedly revving up its push for a major infrastructure overhaul again — and environmental regulations are on the chopping block.

The Washington Post says it obtained a draft legislative proposal that the White House could send to Congress next week. The proposal would reduce the environmental requirements it takes to approve an infrastructure project.

Trump has blasted the complexity of federal infrastructure regulations before, but environmental groups worry the White House reforms will undermine key parts of environmental laws protecting clean air and water.

A White House official told the Post the administration's plans won't negatively impact the environment; the administration is instead focused on removing duplicative efforts and redundancies.