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House judiciary panel approves environmental permitting efficiency bill

September 10, 2018
The House Judiciary Committee has approved legislation that supporters say is necessary to stop unreasonable delays in environmental permitting that prevent infrastructure projects from moving forward, but which critics say is an attempt to chill public engagement and undermine principles of good government. The bill, H.R. 5468 , requires federal agencies to finalize their permitting decisions within two years of a completed application, requires courts considering preliminary injunction requests for challenges to permitting decisions to weigh the potential economic and...

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