From the Savannah Morning News:
As part of a Presidential Executive Order issued in March of this year, the Office of Management and Budget is charged with overseeing a government-wide effort to make the permitting and review process for infrastructure projects more efficient and effective, saving time while driving better outcomes for local communities. The first 7 of the initial 43 projects that will be expedited by the Executive Order are located at five ports â€“ the Port of Jacksonville, the Port of Miami, the Port of Savannah, the Port of New York and New Jersey, and the Port of Charleston. Additional expedited infrastructure projects will be announced in the coming weeks.
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The Obama administration appears to be taking all of the fun out of the interstate squabbling between Georgia and South Carolina by pushing ahead with all the projects on the table, as has been called for by the Corps of Engineers economic analysis.
Of course, it’s worth noting that expediting the process will not necessarily mean that all the projects will receive final and/or full approval.
More in a future post.