Environmental Groups Sue Trump Administration for Removing Regulations

Environmental groups have sued the Trump administration due to the removal of burdensome regulations on the environment by the EPA.

According to The Hill:

A coalition of environmental groups is suing the Trump administration over its easing of chemical plant safety regulations following a recent plant explosion in Texas that injured several people.

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last month finalized a rule that it said would get rid of “unnecessary and ineffective regulatory burdens,” a change that was sought by industry groups and firms.

The coalition of 13 groups challenging the rule argued in a Thursday statement, however, that the change would put millions of people who live near chemical facilities “in harm’s way.”

“We are fighting for the lives and safety of our families and workers. Our lives are more valuable than the bottom line of a few chemical barons,” the organizations said.

The lawsuit is in response to the explosion of a chemical plant in Texas where 8 people were injured.

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