STATEMENT: CAPs Christy Goldfuss Says Trumps Infrastructure Plan Would Benefit Corporate Polluters Over Communities

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Washington, D.C. — Christy Goldfuss, vice president for Energy and Environment Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement after reports that the White House’s infrastructure plan would scale back environmental rules that protect clean water, air, wildlife, and natural places:

This is not an infrastructure package. It’s a full-scale gutting of environmental protections to benefit corporate polluters over communities. There is no doubt that this country’s crumbling infrastructure is in desperate need of help, but the Trump infrastructure scam will do nothing to remedy those problems. Instead, the proposal would require fundamental changes to 10 bedrock environmental laws that protect our clean air, clean water, wildlife, and national parks.

The plan proposes changes to the following environmental laws:

  • National Environmental Policy Act
  • Clean Air Act
  • Clean Water Act
  • Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899
  • Endangered Species Act
  • Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act
  • Marine Mammal Protection Act
  • Land and Water Conservation Fund
  • National Park Service Organic Act
  • National Historic Preservation Act

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