Trump streamlines environmental reviews under NEPA to rebuild nation’s infrastructure

July 15, 2020, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising the Trump administration’s new rule from the White House-based Council on Environmental Quality streamlining environmental reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act so that infrastructure can be built in a timely manner:

“Environmental reviews are meant to make certain that environmental concerns about an infrastructure project are heard and in many cases mitigated. But these environmental reviews were never supposed to be never-ending death sentences for infrastructure and other projects that our nation needs. The Trump administration’s announcement today of the final rule modernizing and accelerating environmental reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act creates balance between valid environmental concerns and our nation’s growth. As America’s economy rebounds from the Chinese-originated virus downturn, streamlined regulatory approval processes will pave the way for investment in rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure and finally allow shovel-ready jobs to be created in a timely manner.”

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