Barrasso Statement on Trump Administration’s MOU to Expedite Federal Permitting for Infrastructure

Barrasso  4-9-18

Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), released the following statement on the Trump administration formalizing the One Federal Decision Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The memorandum establishes a coordinated and timely process for environmental reviews of major infrastructure projects.


“The Trump administration is taking coordinated action to speed up necessary infrastructure projects,” said Barrasso. “The president’s plan sets a two-year goal of completing the permitting process. Roads, bridges, dams and water systems that take months to build shouldn’t take a decade to permit. This is a commonsense idea that will help get projects done faster, better, cheaper and smarter.”