The National Demolition Association (NDA) is applauding the leaders of several federal agencies for signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to streamline the environmental permitting process. The MOU, which was signed at a White House cabinet meeting on April 9, implements President Trump's executive order to cut permitting time for big infrastructure projects to two years.
“No longer will we allow the infrastructure of our magnificent country to crumble and decay,” President Trump said regarding the MOU. “While protecting the environment, we will build gleaming new roads, bridges, railways, waterways, tunnels and highways.
Signatories of the agreement included the Energy, Interior, Transportation and Agriculture Departments as well as the U.S. EPA, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council.