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Senators Tout Bipartisan Bill To Speed Permits With Two-Year 'Goal'

June 29, 2018
A bipartisan pair of senators is touting legislation that would extend a 2015 law intended to speed environmental review and permitting of large federal infrastructure projects, aiming to broaden the number of projects that qualify for help under a special permitting council and codify a two-year “goal” for completing permits. Sponsored by Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO), the bill, S.3017 , would also remove a seven-year sunset on the permit streamlining provisions enacted in the 2015 highway...

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