WGA shares Governors’ policies in support of Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act reauthorization


The Western Governors’ Association shared polices related to infrastructure permitting and environmental review processes with the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation in advance of its June 19, 2019 hearing on reauthorization of The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.

The FAST Act, which expires in 2020, “was a significant step in improving the federal infrastructure approval process,” reminds the letter signed by WGA Executive Director Jim Ogsbury.

The outreach to Chairman Roger Wicker and Ranking Member Maria Cantwell notes the Governors’ support for state input and consultation without compromising natural resource, wildlife, environmental or cultural values.  Included with the letter were WGA Policy Resolution 2018-15, Modernizing Western Infrastructure; and WGA Policy Resolution 2018-06, Transportation Infrastructure in the Western United States.

Read, download the letter.

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