Day Five: January 24, 2017

Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction of American Pipelines

This document orders the Secretary of Commerce to develop a plan for all US pipeline projects to use “materials and equipment produced in the United States, to the maximum extent possible.”

Executive Order Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals for High Priority Infrastructure

This document issues a new order to identify “high priority infrastructure projects,” as well as to “streamline and expedite” the approval process for these projects. (The OMB also released a budgetary impact analysis of this Order.)

Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline

By allowing an expedited environmental review and permitting process for the project, this memo advances the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline

This memo invites TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. to resubmit their application for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The memo also allows for an expedited environmental review and permitting process for the construction of the pipeline.

Presidential Memorandum Streamlining Permitting and Reducing Regulatory Burdens for Domestic Manufacturing

This memo directs agencies to expedite the process to review and approve construction proposals. The memo also instructs the Secretary of Commerce to develop a plan to streamline the permitting process for domestic manufacturing.

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