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Chairman Woodard Invited to White House for NEPA Announcement

Post Date:01/09/2020 3:01 PM
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Bob Woodard, Chairman of the Dare County Board of Commissioners, was in Washington D.C. on Thursday morning to attend the White House event where President Trump announced an update to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations in order to streamline and shorten review times for major infrastructure projects.

During his remarks, President Trump referenced the Marc Basnight Bridge over Oregon Inlet, completed in 2019, as a project that was mired down in regulatory issues for 25 years before being built. Trump said that the proposed new rule will overhaul the system and reduce the federal permitting process by up to seventy percent so that decisions can be made in two years or less. 

According to Woodard, “It was an honor to be invited to the White House for the President’s infrastructure announcement. It is my hope that the proposed new rule will allow more timely construction of much-needed projects, which not only will improve our economy by creating jobs but will also ensure the safety of our residents and visitors.” 

Chairman Woodard at White House for Trump's NEPA Update

 Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this news item stated that Chairmain Woodard was in Washington D.C. on Wednesday.


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