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Amid the Chaos, Trump Signs Executive Order Streamlining Environmental Permitting and Disbands Infrastructure Council

August 24, 2017
Garret Murai - California Construction Law Blog

We’ve been trying to stay focused here at the California Construction Law Blog. But it’s been hard.

This past week, a couple of new developments took place at the federal level on infrastructure, although if you blinked, you may have missed it.

Executive Order on Environmental Permitting

This past Tuesday, at a press conference quickly overshadowed by the President’s comments about the tragic events that took place in Charlottesville, President Trump announced that he had signed a new executive order aimed at streamlining the environmental permitting process for federally-funded projects.

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