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Biden Releases Permitting Action Plan to Speed Federal Projects

May 11, 2022, 9:00 AM

President Joe Biden unveils a plan to help speed construction of projects funded under his $550 billion infrastructure law passed last year.

  • Administration will create sector-specific teams in hopes of speeding permitting and supply chain issues slowing construction
    • NOTE: Read the plan here
  • White House says it will improve environmental reviews to avoid duplicity; also plans reforms to establish stronger climate and safety standards
  • White House will also prioritize tribal and disadvantaged communities
  • NOTE: President Donald Trump also sought to reduce permitting times through executive action, but faced criticism he was eroding environmental standards Trump’s Infrastructure Approval Overhaul Seen Helping ...