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President Trumps Executive Order Waiving Environmental Regulations Successfully Expedited More Than 60 Projects

September 18th, 2020 | by NEWCA

According to ConstructionDive, newly released documents provide details to dozens of projects that have been successfully expediated by a recent Trump Administration executive order that directed federal agencies to waiver certain environmental regulations and streamline infrastructure projects to help hasten the COVID-19 economic recovery.

This includes projects such as highway construction, fossil fuel extraction facilities and pipelines, mining, water delivery, energy storage and wildfire prevention projects.

Katherine MacGregor, assistant Interior secretary, stated, "The department continues to look for and implement efficiencies that will help strengthen the economy and return Americans to work, while providing appropriate protections for public health and safety, natural resources, and the environment,"

From the story:
“The Trump administration's commitment to lessen environmental regulations that slow infrastructure projects received the support of major construction industry associations. Nick Goldstein, vice president of regulatory and legal issues for the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), praised the president's executive order.

"’ARTBA is supportive and believes the [executive order] will use existing statutory authority to help spur infrastructure projects during a time of national emergency,’ Goldstein said.”

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