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Trump Highlights Ridiculous Regulatory Mess in Washington D.C.

President Trump showcased the regulatory mess in Washington D.C. at the “CEO Town Hall” Tuesday, bringing up an eight-foot chart showing all the federal regulatory loops through which a state must jump to build a highway. As an aide held a chart that stretched to the ground well above the 6′ 2″ President’s head, Trump […]

By NTK Staff | 04.04.2017 @11:47am

President Trump showcased the regulatory mess in Washington D.C. at the “CEO Town Hall” Tuesday, bringing up an eight-foot chart showing all the federal regulatory loops through which a state must jump to build a highway.

As an aide held a chart that stretched to the ground well above the 6′ 2″ President’s head, Trump pointed to the top of the chart and said, “You start up here, and this is anywhere from a 10 to a 20-year process.”

“You have 17 agencies. You have hundreds and hundreds of permits. Many of them are statutory, where you can’t even apply for the second permit until 6 months go by,” Trump said.

“It can take anywhere from ten, if you’re really good, ten years to 20 years,” Trump said. “And then they vote, and you lose. They don’t want it.”

Trump discussed how the intense regulatory environment allowed adept legal navigators to successfully fulfill their projects, while others get left behind.

Trump also talked about how environmental regulations had actually held back environmentally friendly sources of power: “Hydro power is a great, great form of power. We don’t even talk about it because to get the environmental permits [for a dam] are virtually impossible.”

The President promised that the 10-year minimum for project approval would be brought down to one year in preparation for his major infrastructure plan.

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