(ENR) Trump Order to Fast-Track Projects as Stimulus Shows Unclear Impact So Far

September 27, 2020; Mary B. Powers, Engineering News-Record

“Federal agencies have produced little evidence that any infrastructure projects have been expedited under an executive order issued in early June by President Donald Trump, who cited need to speed up or even ignore environmental reviews in the “national emergency” caused by the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic hit. The directive is intended to boost approvals under federal law for transportation, energy and other projects to promote job growth and related investment, with compliance provisions in U.S. laws such as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) bypassed on projects in emergency cases…”

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