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Feb
21

Infrastructure could benefit from Trump’s regulatory reforms

From: The Oklahoman

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board

DEREGULATION has been a major focus of the Trump administration, and those efforts have paid off in increased economic activity. So Americans should welcome news that President Trump has included regulatory streamlining in his infrastructure proposal.

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Trump calls for creating a “one agency, one decision” environmental review structure. The proposal notes that under current law, “project sponsors of infrastructure projects must navigate environmental reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and permitting processes with multiple Federal agencies with separate decision-making authority and often counter-viewpoints. These many hoops affect the ability of project sponsors to construct projects in a timely and cost effective manner.”

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