"Infrastructure: 'Discussion Draft' Would Make Big Changes to NEPA"

"The Trump administration wants to make major changes to permitting under the National Environmental Policy Act as part of its infrastructure plan, according to a draft White House document obtained by The Washington Post.

Talk about streamlining environmental permits has surrounded President Trump's much-anticipated plan for months.

The new document, first published Friday, is the most expansive look yet at how the White House plans to use infrastructure to rewrite some of the nation's landmark environmental laws, and it could serve as a springboard for negotiations with congressional lawmakers. It adds significant detail to a draft summary of the White House plan made public last week (E&E News PM, Jan. 22)."

Nick Sobczyk reports for Greenwire January 29, 2018.


"White House: Funding, Permitting Fights Loom In Infrastructure Push" (E&E Daily)

"Chuck Schumer: Democrats Will Still 'Gladly' Work With Trump On Infrastructure" (Washington Examiner)

"Trump Infrastructure Plan Details Expected In Mid-February: Source" (Reuters)

"Chuck Schumer: What I’m listening for in Trump’s State of the Union" (Washington Post Op-Ed)

"Trump State of the Union Address To Make Bipartisan Call On Immigration, Infrastructure" (USA TODAY)

"White House Draft Plan to Streamline Federal Permitting for Infrastructure Projects" (Washington Post)

Source: Greenwire, 01/30/2018