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EPA to Issue Environmental Permits Within Six Months, Pruitt Says (1)

Jan. 31, 2018, 8:04 PMUpdated: Jan. 31, 2018, 9:08 PM

Environmental permitting decisions will be made within six months under a program the EPA plans to launch at the end of the year, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said Jan. 31.

“Every permitting decision we make will be made within six months,” Pruitt told a gathering of state agriculture officials in Washington.

The administrator’s remarks came a day after President Donald Trump announced his intention to move ahead with plans to streamline permitting for infrastructure projects, tying in with his $1.5 trillion plan to revamp the nation’s infrastructure.

Pruitt said he appointed Henry Darwin, the Environmental Protection Agency’s chief ...

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