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Rolling back environmental protections will prove costly
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Rolling back environmental protections will prove costly

On the heels of the Trump administration's decision to gut NEPA, Miriam Goldstein and Kelly Kryc detail the law's importance in the ongoing fight against climate change.

Americans need safe outdoor spaces more than ever — but the Trump administration is rolling back a key environmental protection.

Americans are finding a measure of solace in the outdoors as COVID-19 rages across the country. Many who can are visiting the ocean to swim, play, fish, boat, and stay cool, both physically and mentally. For these reasons, it’s not surprising that coastal areas generate 85 percent of all U.S. tourism revenues.

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Miriam Goldstein

Former Senior Director for Conservation Policy; Senior Fellow

Kelly Kryc

Senior Fellow