Just recently, the World Wildlife Fund released a statement regarding the Executive Order on Environmental Regulations. It starts with the explanation: “Today, the Trump administration put forward an executive order instructing agencies to waive longstanding environmental laws to speed up federal approval for projects such as new mines, highways, and pipelines.”
In response to the announcement, World Wildlife Fund issued a statement from Ginette Hemley, Senior Vice President of the wildlife conservation. Read more: WWF statement on executive order on environmental regulations, a press release on the World Wildlife Fund website.
“The administration’s sweeping Executive Order disregards environmental and public health protections and denies public input in order to fast-track approval of controversial development projects that could threaten our air, water, and wildlife. The impact will be felt across our nation including in Alaska, where rushing to sidestep fundamental laws may jeopardize valuable wildlife and communities in places like Bristol Bay.”
“This announcement comes as the world is in the midst of a pandemic that has driven home the essential connections between environmental health and human health, particularly for the most vulnerable communities. The current crisis should not be used as cover for rolling back environmental laws and safeguards designed to protect the American people and ensure their voices are heard. If anything, these protections are more important now than ever. They need to be upheld.”