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FACT CHECK: Do NEPA Changes “Roll Back” Environmental Protections?

CLAIM: Critics of President Trump’s announced updates to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) said his action is stripping away environmental regulations.

The New York Times, for example, called it a “roll back” of environmental protections:

President Trump on Thursday capped a three-year drive to roll back clean air and water protections by proposing stark changes to the nation’s oldest and most established environmental law that could exempt major infrastructure projects from environmental review.

Reps. Diana DeGette and Francis Rooney  urged lawmakers to oppose the changes:

“We invite you to join us in expressing our strong opposition to

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HYPOCRISY WATCH: Joe Biden Changes His Tune On Energy

In a recent town hall, former Vice President Joe Biden said of fossil fuel company executives: “We should put them in jail.” In the same town hall, Biden also alleged “we’re all dead” if we don’t stop using fossil fuels.

It wasn’t so long ago that Biden was talking up the role of American energy companies in promoting global security and energy independence for our allies.

From the Tampa Bay Business Journal in 2016:

Biden …  lamented periodic brown and blackouts in areas of that country and others in Latin America where energy shortages are not uncommon. He

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