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Thursday, May 3, 2018
Making Government Work...For a Change
Friends, anyone who has worked in government, or with government, knows that the process to gain approval for any major (or minor) construction project can be agonizing. Many of our environmental laws, in particular, seemed designed to obstruct progress. They're also designed, in many cases, to enrich the lawyers, activists, and special interests that profit from the need to comply with said laws. Now, no one is against Planet Earth, despite what the environmentalists want us to believe. The question is...how do we protect the environment sensibly? Too often, regulations require builders to spend vast amounts in order to comply with requirements that produce no meaningful environmental benefit whatsoever. This needs to end. Long delays in finishing important infrastructure projects are also endangering our economy, and it some cases our safety. The article below advances some common sense solutions that ought to be incorporated in any infrastructure bill. As the article points out, President Trump can only do so much. Congress needs to get in on the act.