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Coming soon to US national parks: Oil and gas pipelines, thanks to Trump’s new plan

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The Trump administration’s big infrastructure plan, unveiled Monday, amounts to the largest rewrite of one of the nation’s bedrock environmental laws in decades. It would dramatically speed up the permitting of all sorts of structures — not just roads and bridges, and even lead to the bizarre possibility that oil and gas pipelines could be swiftly approved for National Park Service lands. 

Yes, that’s right, the infrastructure plan would allow for faster approval of constructing oil pipelines to go through our national parks. The plan, if enacted, would accomplish this by giving the Interior secretary the authority to approve a pipeline project on Park Service-administered land, as is currently done with electrical transmission lines and water infrastructure.  Read more…

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