White House fast-tracks environmental review of 14 infrastructure projects

The fast-tracked projects include the Tappan Zee Bridge in New York, a new rail line in Baltimore, a market in Washington, D.C., and a wind generation facility in California, among others.
 
Obama signed a memorandum in August instructing various federal agencies to identify high-priority projects that have already secured funding and can be moved quickly through the permitting process.
 
“[I]mproving the efficiency and effectiveness of federal permit decisions and environmental reviews is one critical step the federal government can take to accelerate job creation,” the White House said Tuesday.