Easy access to all the Government news updates

Subscribe and receive personalized news articles straight in your inbox

*By clicking "Join us now" you agree to receive emails, promotions and general messages from ExecutiveGov. In addition, you also agree to ExecutiveGov's Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions.


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

1 min read

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 the environmental review and authorization process for federal infrastructure projects in compliance with Title 41 provisions of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act.

The White House said in a news release published Tuesday that Trump also signed a presidential memorandum that would require the Commerce Department secretary to request public comments on how to expedite the federal permitting process for domestic manufacturers.

The president also signed memoranda that would facilitate the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline and the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Trump also directed the Commerce secretary under a separate memorandum to submit within 180 days a plan on how to advance the use of U.S.-made equipment and materials in the development, repair and expansion of pipelines.

ExecutiveGov Logo

Sign Up Now! Executive Gov provides you with Free Daily Updates and News Briefings about Civilian

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.