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 …