Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 2001

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Author: George W. Bush  | Date: February 15, 2001

Memorandum on Expediting Federal Decisions Relating to the Siting and Operation of Power Plants in California,
February 15, 2001

Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Commerce, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

Subject: Expediting Federal Decisions Relating to the Siting and Operation of Power Plants in California

Governor Davis of California has directed State and local agencies to expedite the review and licensing of new power generation facilities, and he has requested that Federal agencies do the same.

The Federal Government should make every effort to work with California and to help its citizens. I hereby direct all relevant Federal agencies to expedite Federal permit reviews and decision procedures with respect to the siting and operation of power plants in California. All actions taken must be consistent with statute and ensure continued protection of public health and the environment while preserving appropriate opportunities for public participation.

George W. Bush

Note: This memorandum was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on February 16. An original was not available for verification of the content of this memorandum.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Memorandum on Expediting Federal Decisions Relating to the Siting and Operation of Power Plants in California, February 15, 2001," Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 2001 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, February 16, 2001 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2001), 37:873 296. Original Sources, accessed October 4, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L8WZZKGSSX8U51B.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Memorandum on Expediting Federal Decisions Relating to the Siting and Operation of Power Plants in California, February 15, 2001." Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 2001, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, February 16, 2001 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2001), 37:873, page 296. Original Sources. 4 Oct. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L8WZZKGSSX8U51B.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Memorandum on Expediting Federal Decisions Relating to the Siting and Operation of Power Plants in California, February 15, 2001' in Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 2001. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, February 16, 2001 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2001), 37:873, pp.296. Original Sources, retrieved 4 October 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L8WZZKGSSX8U51B.