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Observers Question Effectiveness Of Trump Permit Streamlining Orders

February 15, 2017
Observers are questioning the effectiveness of recent Trump administration executive orders aimed at speeding permitting of infrastructure and pipeline projects, including one aimed at “high-priority” infrastructure that appears to break little new ground beyond bipartisan permit reforms already in law. Some critiques suggest that the high-priority order might be most relevant as a symbolic move designed to convey the administration's support for streamlining regulation. Others suggest that the orders and related documents show signs of being drafted by inexperienced staff,...

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