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Friday Feedback: Will Trump’s rollback of environmental regulations help construction?

President Donald Trump issued an executive order earlier this month directing federal government agencies to waive environmental regulations and to take other actions necessary to streamline and expedite infrastructure projects.

The order, designed to help hasten the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, effectively does away with the responsibility for federal agencies to abide by regulations established by laws like the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Water Act and aims to speed up public works projects that will create jobs.

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