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‘We Will Sue,’ Vow Green Groups After Trump Guts Nation’s Key Environmental Law

A number of environmental protection groups on Wednesday announced their intention to bring the Trump administration to court directly after President Donald Trump announced his finalized plan to roll back the National Environmental Policy Act.  By weakening the 50-year-old law known as NEPA, the president will end the system of thorough environmental impact reviews, which are meant …

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Steamrolling Rights of People and Planet, Trump Finalizes Rule Weakening Bedrock Environmental Law

Environmental defenders on Wednesday accused the Trump administration of trampling the rights of frontline communities as it finalized plans to weaken the law known as “the Magna Carta of environmental legislation.” President Donald Trump is expected to announce at a campaign stop in Atlanta Wednesday the rollback of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which was signed …

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’24 Hours. 3 Dirty Pipelines Delayed’: Supreme Court Rejects Trump Effort to Greenlight Keystone XL Construction

Just hours after the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the court-ordered shutdown of the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Supreme Court late Monday upheld a federal judge’s rejection of a crucial permit for Keystone XL and blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to greenlight construction of the 1,200-mile crude oil project. “It is past time …

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Groups Denounce Gutting of Environmental Rules ‘When Trump Thinks No One is Paying Attention’

President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order Thursday waiving environmental regulatory hurdles to infrastructure, energy, and other projects, a move that critics charge is another sign of “authoritarianism” from the White House. “Allowing the fossil fuel industry to dig, drill, and frack unbounded by NEPA amounts to a targeted strike on people …

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New PEN America Report Warns Surge of Anti-Protest Laws in Trump Era Is ‘Danger to Expressive Rights of All’

As protest movements against racist police violence, planet-destroying pipelines, and the policies of President Donald Trump have intensified and spread rapidly across the U.S. in recent years, so have efforts by state lawmakers from both major political parties to criminalize protest by hitting peaceful demonstrators with draconian jail sentences and financial penalties. “The sudden increase …

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