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Trump’s Infrastructure Approval Overhaul Seen Helping Polluters

  • Administration is rewriting environmental approval rules
  • President says he’s eliminating ‘red tape’ to speed projects

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President Donald Trump said his administration is overhauling environmental reviews of infrastructure projects to clear the way for construction to be completed faster, a step environmentalists said will benefit polluters.

“We’re reclaiming America’s proud heritage as a nation of builders and a nation that can get things done,” Trump said Wednesday at a United Parcel Service Inc. hub at Atlanta’s airport.