Supreme Court Curbs EPA Power: Taking Rights Away and Plundering the Environment Go Together
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When we think of authoritarianism, controls and crackdowns may come to mind. Yet there's another side of many authoritarian governments that gets less attention: how they lift controls and regulations to ease exploitation of the country's resources and populations. Plunder of the environment and autocracy often go together, linked by scorn for the rights and well-being of citizens.