The Energy 202: Trump wants more infrastructure. So Interior aims to speed up environmental reviews

When a major piece of energy infrastructure is built on public lands, a towering stack of paperwork laying out the environmental risks the new construction may pose is often also erected. But the Trump administration, aiming to rebuild ailing U.S. infrastructure as quickly as possible, wants to cap how long such environmental impact statements (EIS) run. In a quietly issued memo last week, the Interior Department directed its agencies to limit environmental impact statements to 150 pages “or 300 pages for unusually complex projects,” with exceptions being granted only by higher-ups within the department.


Source: Washington Post

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