LCV Statement on Trump Infrastructure Executive Order

Aug 15, 2017

In response to President Trump’s anticipated executive order implementing a shorter environmental review process for infrastructure project permits, Alex Taurel, Deputy Legislative Director of LCV, released the following statement;

“This is yet another outrageous example of Trump’s insistence on putting corporate interests ahead of people’s health and safety. This order will put people throughout the country at risk by allowing developers to ignore potential hazards while muzzling the public’s ability to weigh in on potentially harmful projects near their homes. Furthermore this executive order lets the government off the hook when it comes to constructing projects that should withstand flooding, putting lives at risk for the sake of speed over safety. Instead of this free pass for billionaires to build whatever they want, we need a forward-looking infrastructure plan that provides good jobs, clean energy, and safer, healthier communities.”