Infrastructure: Trump Decries 'Painful' Permitting, Big Enviro Reviews

"President Trump concluded his 'infrastructure week' today by promising to 'hold the bureaucracy accountable.'

Speaking to lobbyists, members of Congress, state and local officials, and Transportation Department staff, he announced several initiatives to speed up projects.

He lifted '70-pound' binders with pages from an environmental review for a road project in Maryland, which he said costs $29 million, and dumped them on the floor to laughs. Pointing to a massive organizational chart, he asserted that the federal permitting process was 'painful' for the private sector and state and local officials."

Camille von Kaenel reports for Greenwire June 9, 2017.


"Trump Says Environmental Reports Should Shrink To ‘A Few Simple Pages’" (Washington Post)

Source: Greenwire, 06/12/2017