Today, the White House announced a new approach to streamlining and making the approval process for federal permits and approvals more efficient. Although the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the various agencies is still being finalized, the following summarizes the key elements of this new process. No longer will we allow the infrastructure of our […]
THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 19, 2017 EXECUTIVE ORDER – – – – – – – ESTABLISHING A PRESIDENTIAL ADVISORY COUNCIL ON INFRASTRUCTURE By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as […]
By Renee Schoof Jeffrey Bossert Clark, a George W. Bush administration Justice Department official, is President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the department’s Energy and Natural Resources Division. The White House announced the selection June 6. If confirmed as assistant attorney general, Clark would be returning to the division after serving there as deputy assistant […]
EPA has made some moves on the Regulatory Reform Effort. On February 24th the President issued an Executive Order (EO 13777) requiring a report by mid-May from each Government department or agency proposing the roll back of unduly burdensome federal regulations. This EO operates in concert with EO 13771 (February 3, 2017) which directs all agencies […]
On day one, President Trump carried through on his election promise to roll-back federal regulations, issuing a memo to all agencies to freeze all proposed regulations for review by his incoming cabinet. Here’s his Regulatory Freeze Memo signed by Reince Priebus, and here is a list of 30 regulations that are subject to the freeze.