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Business Groups Push Trump to Streamline Environmental Reviews

Nov. 22, 2019, 12:00 PM

More than two dozen trade groups representing titans of industry -- including chemical makers, oil refiners, airlines and manufacturers -- are urging the Trump administration to update decades-old rules governing required environmental reviews that could speed permitting of infrastructure projects.

Analysis of projects that is required under the National Environmental Policy Act should be limited in scope and should take less time, the groups said in a letter to Mary Neumayr, chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

Reviews “should be focused on information specifically related or consequential to the federal action at hand, as opposed to an...

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