HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Places » U.S. » Louisiana (Group) » rollbacks to key federal ...

Fri Jan 10, 2020, 01:57 PM

rollbacks to key federal environmental regulations, sparking Louisiana activists' concerns

https://www.wwltv.com/mobile/article/tech/science/environment/louisiana-vulnerable-as-trump-plans-to-cut-environmental-regulations/289-1cb92a16-4973-49cf-b1c4-2494db715801

The proposed changes would undercut half a century of environmental policy, and the effects could be felt in Louisiana for decades.




NEW ORLEANS The Trump administration Thursday proposed rollbacks to key federal environmental regulations, sparking Louisiana activists' concerns about the oversight of in-progress industrial facilities -- including some in the infamous "Cancer Alley" from Baton Rouge to New Orleans.

President Donald Trump said that if the new regulations are approved, companies and federal agencies would be required to finish environmental impact assessments within a year, and would be limited to two years to complete environmental impact statements.

"The United States will not be able to compete and prosper in the 21st century if we continue to allow a broken and outdated bureaucratic system hold us back from building what we need," Trump said. "The roads, the airports, the schools, everything."

In general, an environmental impact assessment tells whether a project would have a significant environmental consequence. If the assessment determines that the consequence of a particular development or policy would be significant, the agency that produces it must then submit an environmental impact statement, which lays out the consequences in detail.

..more..

1 replies, 411 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 1 replies Author Time Post
Reply rollbacks to key federal environmental regulations, sparking Louisiana activists' concerns (Original post)
G_j Jan 2020 OP
Eliot Rosewater Jan 2020 #1

Response to G_j (Original post)

Fri Jan 10, 2020, 02:00 PM

1. Big oil and so on offer him money and so what if it kills millions of us or makes us

homeless, he does not care, at all...never has, never will.

We are at war, I just wish people would realize that.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread