Washington Report

Advocacy Updates from Washington D.C.

Administration Encourages Easier Infrastructure Pemitting

The Trump administration on Monday, April 9 announced an agreement to encourage speedier approval of infrastructure proposals, requiring agencies to work together to reach permitting decisions in two years or less. Twelve departments and agencies, including the departments of Transportation, Interior and Energy, the Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency, pledged to work with each other to speed up decisions on environmental and other permitting. Streamlining environmental and other permitting decisions is a major part of Trump’s infrastructure agenda, along with spending $200 billion of federal money over 10 years to spur $1.5 trillion in total spending from all levels of government and the private sector.