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Environmental protection in the age of Trump

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) has been called the Magna Carta of our nation’s environmental laws. Passed in 1969, Congress designed NEPA to provide for environmentally informed decision-making and public outreach on the part of federal agencies. NEPA requires that all the consequences and potential environmental problems of an agency’s actions must be carefully considered before an agency acts.
Though signed into law by President Richard Nixon, a Republican, the championing of environmental causes is more likely to be heard now on the Democratic side of the aisle. For instance, at the end of 2016, Democrats on ...


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