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Common Good Releases Animated Video on Why Congress Needs to Streamline Infrastructure Approvals

Common Good today released a three-minute animated video explaining why Congress needs to streamline the approval process for infrastructure projects. America has an infrastructure backlog totaling more than $4 trillion, in part because the current permitting process is so ludicrous. It can take more than a decade for major projects.

Click the image below to watch the video:

Congressional Roadblock” was created for Common Good by Alex Marino, a former writer for “The Daily Show.” The cost of unnecessary delays is explored in detail in a September 2015 report by Common Good’s Philip Howard titled “Two Years, Not Ten Years.” It found that red tape delays for infrastructure more than double the cost of large projects and dramatically harm the environment by prolonging pollution.

Click here to read Common Good’s full press release on the video.

Click here to read the one-pager we released during Infrastructure Week 2017 detailing Congress’ role in creating the current broken system.

And click here to read our proposed three-page piece of legislation that would solve much of the problem.