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  •  Why would you think those could be circumvented (0+ / 0-)

    in this case? Not saying they couldn't be, just wondering why the worry.

    I see what you did there.

    by GoGoGoEverton on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 01:25:44 PM PST

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    •  Just responding to some upthread comments (0+ / 0-)

      that wonder and worry whether this could happen, on a "fast track" basis.

      I.e. Shock Doctrine politics.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 02:29:24 PM PST

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    •  Because it's been done before (0+ / 0-)

      For example, much of the border patrol activity is exempt from environmental review.  I think BLM has been given speeded up review for energy projects.

      Think about how the oil companies speeded up review by photocopying and submitting completely outdated and irrelevant drilling plans.

      This is never a good idea.  What needs to be done should be done.  Reconstructing a bridge undoubtedly involves working in and near waters and wetlands.

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