House Republicans continued efforts to weaken a major environmental law during a hearing June 6 on bills meant to streamline fossil fuel permits and development on federal land.
The heads of a dozen federal agencies executed a memorandum of understanding implementing Executive Order 13807, which directed federal agencies to expedite environmental reviews and permitting for major infrastructure projects.
Poll after poll has shown that a large segment of the electorate supported President Trump precisely because he was so unacceptable to elites. These voters believe, with some justification, that elites tune out their voices. Voting for President Trump, and supporting him despite his difficulties, is these voters’ way of demanding to be heard.
While officials from the U.S., Canada and Mexico try to hammer out a new North American Free Trade Agreement, lobbyists in Washington are using the deal’s rewrite to advance a broad legislative agenda making it easier for U.S. companies to build factories, move cargo and export coal.
The Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management has finalized a set of recommendations that would overhaul the way it permits energy exploration and other activities on public land by streamlining environmental reviews, according to a document obtained by The Washington Post.