Redesigning Infrastructure Approvals
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Philip Howard Essays
Only Congress can reform the paralytic regulatory structure that prevents fixing infrastructure, raise funds, and get America moving again.
What Washington needs is what every successful business has: a hierarchy of responsibility that allows responsible people to hammer out accommodations and start making decisions again.
If the Democrats cut waste and the Republicans provide funding, Americans will have better rules and better roads.
Environmental review was supposed to foster better decisions. It has instead evolved into an agonizing crawl through years of meetings and mind-numbing detail.
Animated video on the Gateway Rail Tunnel Project (3:59)
Diana Mendes on what a better approach to permitting would look like (1:17)
Don Elliott on how permitting delays are bad for the environment (0:43)
Philip Howard explains how to fix the current approval process (2:06)
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