The Trump administration’s memo is aimed at speeding up environmental reviews and simplifying the approval process for building permits in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

Tim Pearce

Daily Caller

TRUMP IS CUTTING REGULATIONS BETWEEN THE WEST AND ITS WATER SUPPLY

President Donald Trump signed a memorandum Friday ordering Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to cut regulations slowing water supply and hydroelectric projects.

The Trump administration’s memo is aimed at speeding up environmental reviews and simplifying the approval process for building permits in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

U.S. President Donald Trump, flanked by U.S. Representative David Valadao (R-CA), House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Representative Devin Nunes (R-CA), Representative Jeff Denham (R-CA) and Representative Tom McClintock (R-CA), signs a presidential memorandum focused on water policy in California’s Central Valley, at a conference center in Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S., October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

“This will move things along at a record clip. And you’ll have a lot of water. I hope you’ll enjoy the water you’ll have,” Trump told lawmakers and others assembled at the signing ceremony in Arizona, Politico reports.

The timing of Trump’s order might partly be aimed at helping Republicans in California and Washington compete in close races leading up to Nov. 6 midterms.

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