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Writing an EIS Like a College Application

Ask most parents with children who have recently gone through the college application process to identify the most frustrating part of the entire enterprise, and they will likely say helping their kids with the essays and short answers.  On certain applications my two children completed, responses to questions like: “Tell us what makes you different … Continue Reading

Administration’s New Streamlining Executive Order – Does It Move the Needle?

The release of the administration’s latest Executive Order on permit and NEPA streamlining has been overshadowed by recent events.  Whatever positive momentum the EO could have created for the long-overdue focus on infrastructure was undeniably quickly lost.  However, it is still a worthwhile exercise to review any opportunities for progress that may be reflected in … Continue Reading

Buy American/Hire American Policies Previewed in Latest Executive Order

  When clients ask about “Buy American” restrictions, which apply to direct purchases by the federal government, they don’t always realize that they are referring to a shifting body of legislation that has been around for more than 80 years, since the Buy American Act of 1933 was passed. Since then, Buy American legislation has grown … Continue Reading
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