Trump announces rule changes to exempt big projects from environmental review
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Trump announces rule changes to exempt big projects from environmental review

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President Trump on Thursday announced his administration is vastly narrowing the scope of a 50-year-old law governing environmental reviews of large infrastructure and energy projects.

Why it matters: The proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act will make the process to review big-ticket fossil-fuel projects like the Keystone XL Pipeline easier and faster, while also excluding consideration of climate change.

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