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Multiple agencies sign MoU to expedite federal infrastructure project approvals

At least 12 federal agencies have agreed to cooperate in efforts to accelerate the environmental assessment and authorization process for major infrastructure projects, Bloomberg reported Monday. Leaders of participating agencies signed a memorandum of understanding during a ceremony held Monday to implement President Trump’s executive order, titled “Establishing Discipline and …

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Trump’s Executive Order Aims to Speed Up Infrastructure Environmental Review & Approval Process

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to develop a framework that seeks to speed up the environmental assessment and permitting process for electrical grids, ports, highways and other high-priority infrastructure projects. Trump signed the executive order weeks after the Obama administration released new guidance that aims to streamline …

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White House Unveils Guidance to Streamline Federal Infrastructure Review & Permitting Process

The White House has released new guidance that outlines changes designed to help federal agencies streamline the environmental assessment and authorization process for federal infrastructure projects in compliance with Title 41 provisions of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act. A White House blog post published Friday says the proposed changes in the guidance …

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Shaun Donovan, Christy Goldfuss: White House Moves to Expedite Infrastructure Permit Process

The Obama administration has implemented initiatives to help federal agencies accelerate the regulatory process used to review and approve road and bridge construction, transportation and renewable energy projects. The Office of Management and Budget and the White House Council on Environmental Quality collaborated to develop guidance for agencies to expand the …

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State Dept Inspector General Finds No Conflicts of Interest in Keystone XL Contractor Selection

An inspector general’s report has concluded that the State Department followed prescribed guidelines when it picked a contractor to perform an environmental study on TransCanada‘s Keystone XL pipeline, Politico reported Wednesday. Andrew Restuccia writes the State Department’s IG office launched an inquiry following allegations of conflict of interest involving Keystone …

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