Administration to attack regulatory roadblocks, Trump tells governors

February 28, 2017

Saying that he had heard some state leaders complain about federal regulatory delays, US President Donald J. Trump told a delegation of US governors that his administration will try to remove federal regulatory roadblocks that have delayed important projects for environmental reasons.

"I know many of you... have many projects that have been literally tied up for years and years," he told the group visiting him at the White House on Feb. 27. "We will get them out. Now, that doesn't mean they're going to be approved, but they'll either be rejected quickly or approved. You're not going to wait 9 or 11 years. You're going to know"

The federal government should not stand in the way of governors trying to deliver needed goods and services, "and it won't," the president assured.

"We're going to move very, very quickly, environmentally, with [US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt] and so many others that are involved in the process of regulation. We are going to be cutting. We're going to be doing the right thing," Trump said...

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