In response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, the Center for Biological Diversity has obtained a list of the projects that have been expedited in response to President Trump's Executive Order (EO) issued in June. The EO directed federal agencies to waive environmental regulations to speed up infrastructure projects under the auspices of responding to the “economic emergency” presented by the COVID-19 pandemic (more on the EO here).
Over 50 major projects are on the list, which can be found here on pages 4 and 5. If one of your projects is on this list, we want to hear from you! How the order is being implemented directly affects the practice of cultural resource management across the country, and details on how individual projects are affected is key to ensuring the we are able to continue our efforts to protect the industry.
Our greatest strength is you - our network of advocates across the country. Let us know in the comments below or via email if one of your projects is on this list.
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