Trucking Backs Trump Proposal to Streamline Environmental Reviews for Infrastructure

The trucking industry and other stakeholders are backing a White House proposal to streamline the environmental approval process for infrastructure projects.

On Jan. 9, the Council on Environmental Quality issued a proposed rulemaking aimed at updating National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA, regulations. The move is designed to incorporate a one-federal-decision approach to permitting, which has long been a priority for the administration.

Among those in attendance was American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear, who noted that the proposal could help address the congestion issues that choke the nation’s highways.