US Politics in Trump era Public date: 17.09.2019 01:44:11

30 Aug 2017

Right before Harvey, Trump nixed a rule designed to protect cities from flood risks.

Ten days before Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas coast, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to speed up the pipeline for federal infrastructure projects. One component of that Aug. 15 order? Eliminating an Obama-era rule called the federal flood risk management standard that asked agencies to account for climate change projections when they approved projects. That drew condemnation from an odd coalition of scientists, civil engineers, and fiscal conservatives concerned about reversion to the old ways: pouring money into projects that would soon be washed away.
Ten days before Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas coast, President Donald Trump signed an executive order...

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