Newsletter: A Path Forward on Permitting Reform


(September 10, 2018) Philip Howard recently testified before Congress on the need for infrastructure permitting reform. In his testimony, Philip explained that environmental review and regulatory tradeoffs require giving officials authority to make the value judgments for sensible decisions. 

Newsletter: Getting it Together on Infrastructure


(April 4, 2018) Washington is having a hard time getting its act together on infrastructure. The Trump Administration is strongly promoting the streamlining of permitting – a high priority for Common Good – but their funding plan ($200 billion to support $1.5 trillion) is not realistic, since states can’t fill the gap. 

Newsletter: The Road Forward on Infrastructure


(Feb. 15, 2018) The White House’s infrastructure plan launches an essential public discussion of how to modernize America’s decrepit infrastructure in a timely fashion. Core elements of the plan reflect proposals made in our Two Years, Not Ten Years report, including:

  • “One Agency, One Decision” environmental review structure.The proposal should go further and preempt state review for interstate projects.