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Rolling back environmental protections will prove costly

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.

The above excerpt was originally published in The Providence Journal. Please click here to view the full article.