White House vows to speed up environmental review for federal projects

Source: https://www.constructiondive.com/, May 12, 2022
By: Julie Strupp

  • Biden administration officials said in a press call Tuesday they will tweak the federal review process for environmental permits in an effort to speed up infrastructure construction. As part of the initiative, the White House released a permitting action plan Wednesday that lays out priorities and directives but does not carry the weight of an executive order.
  • The goal of the new plan is to make permitting faster and easier without compromising environmental standards, officials said. Contractors have long decried the lengthy and complicated process, which can hold up projects.

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