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Trump promises 'heads will spin' with proposal to slash permitting process

By William Clarke
Published: Tuesday, 13 February 2018

A hard limit of two years on the environmental permitting process could unlock rapid new mineral production in the United States.

US President Donald Trump’s infrastructure spending plan, which was announced on Monday February 12, contains sweeping measures to simplify the environmental permitting process, which could cut the average length of time for new projects to get approval from as much as 10 years to less than two.

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