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Schumer Statement On Trump Plan To Weaken Environmental Standards

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released following statement in response to the Trump administration’s proposal to weaken environmental standards:
“President Trump is once again coddling corporate polluters instead of fighting for the public’s health and clean air and clean water. Environmental reviews under NEPA give communities of color, indigenous people, and the poor a voice to fight back against pollution-creating projects in their backyards. Donald Trump is taking away the last lines of defense for frontline communities, and continues to demonstrate a total disregard for our environment and for those demanding racial and environmental justice.”