Friday, September 19, 2008

Minneapolis Bridge Opens

The bridge is back up after a year. Imagine if we were allowed to replace infrastructure that was there before that fast, you know, like streetcars. One of the craziest things to me is going through a whole environmental process to put something back that was there before. Heck, the studies sometimes cost as much as construction. There's gotta be a way to go about it faster and cheaper.

1 comment:

beyonddc said...

NEPA was a good idea, but it clearly had unintended consequences that have gone too far.

It would be one thing if the NEPA process actually protected the environment, but the fact that a clever consultant can scope an EIS to say whatever you want it to say pretty much makes the whole thing a giant waste of time.