Washington, D.C. – This evening, the Washington Post published a leaked memo from the Trump administration outlining the deregulation of permitting for infrastructure plans, including pipelines, that would “scale back environmental requirements, shorten federal timelines and limit judicial reviews in order to speed up the approval process for infrastructure projects.”
In response, Food & Water Watch issued the following statement from executive director Wenonah Hauter:
“The memo reported by the Washington Post outlines a deregulatory assault on our environment packaged as an infrastructure plan.
“The last thing we need is to expedite pipelines that endanger our water, communities and climate. It would perpetuate our reliance on oil and gas at a time when we must do an about face towards clean energy solutions.
“We don’t need to upend environmental regulations to improve our infrastructure. The memo reveals an infrastructure plan that is essentially a giveaway to corporations at the expense of the American people and our environment.”
Food & Water Watch champions healthy food and clean water for all. We stand up to corporations that put profits before people, and advocate for a democracy that improves people’s lives and protects our environment.
Contact: Darcey Rakestraw, 202-683-2467; [email protected]