Federal Agencies Sign Agreement to Streamline Infrastructure Permitting

A dozen federal agencies have pledged to streamline environmental permitting for major infrastructure projects, a priority President Donald Trump has pursued since he took office. The leaders of agencies such as the departments of Transportation, Energy, Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture and Homeland Security, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers, signed the memorandum of understanding April 9. It went into effect the following day. The agreement implements an executive order Trump signed last year seeking to reduce the federal permitting time for major projects to two years.

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