According to reports, President Trump today signed an executive order that would undermine public input and environmental reviews for infrastructure projects, tilting the playing field in favor of special interests and wealthy corporations at the expense of communities across the country.
The following is a statement from Raul Garcia, Earthjustice Legislative Counsel:
“The executive order President Trump reportedly signed today stinks of cronyism. President Trump is trying to short-circuit the crucial project review process so that his administration can rubber-stamp projects that benefit wealthy corporations at the expense of the public. This has nothing to do with streamlining the existing process—it’s a transparent attempt to silence the public, scrap crucial health and safety protections, and pave the way for more backroom deal-making to cater to special interests.”
Rob Friedlander, National Press Secretary, (202) 797-5249
Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health, to preserve magnificent places and wildlife, to advance clean energy, and to combat climate change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.