Addressing a news conference at Trump Tower in Manhattan Tuesday, Trump elaborated on an executive order he signed earlier in the day, which he said would "dramatically reform the nation's badly broken infrastructure permitting process".
Critics say there's danger in streamlining the reviews. President Obama wanted public buildings in danger of being flooded to be set 2-3 feet higher than the previous flood elevation. It also establishes an interagency working group to review each agency's National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) implementing regulations and environmental permitting policies for impediments and calls for each agency to develop an action plan for removing those impediments. "It's irresponsible and it will lead to taxpayer dollars being wasted on projects that may not be built to endure the flooding we are already seeing and know is only going to get worse".
Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune added that Trump's plan not only wastes taxpayer money, but puts people in danger.
The Trump administration has issued dozens of rules and orders to reverse Obama-era regulations addressing climate change and its consequences such as rising sea levels and more severe storms.
Trump, a long time real estate developer, has frequently complained that new infrastructure projects have been slow to launch because of the "painfully slow, costly and time-consuming process for getting permits and approvals to build".
Carlos Curbelo, a Republican in the House of Representatives who serves South Florida, said spending vast amounts of infrastructure that would not stand up to the changing weather was a false economy.
Van Hits Crowd In Central Barcelona, 'Many Injuries' Reported
In a seemingly separate incident, police shot and killed a man who drove into two officers at a traffic blockade in Barcelona. There were separate reports that a suspect had been arrested , but it was not clear whether this referred to the same person.
BMW Concept Z4 Preview
The side view reveals the front and rear overhangs are short, and the cabin moves slightly forward. BMW says, however, that the driver is moved a bit closer to the midpoint of the auto .
The Trump administration has said it plans to release a legislative package by this fall to meet the president's pledge to invest $1 trillion to upgrade USA infrastructure.
He said highway projects can require as many as 16 approvals from nine federal agencies under 29 laws. Corporate chief executive officers had started to quit the panels in protest over Trump's remarks that appeared to confer legitimacy on white supremacists following a violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12.
"This is what we will bring it down to; this is less than two years", Trump said.
"The President has announced the end of the Manufacturing Council and the Strategy & Policy Forum". In terms of actual infrastructure systems, the United States does not even rank in the top 10 countries in the world. The organization has filed a federal lawsuit against the Trump administration alleging, among other things, that an infrastructure advisory committee Trump created has held discussions in private without meeting federal disclosure requirements.
But the environmental group Oil Change International said the order would silence local communities that have safety and environmental concerns about major projects like pipelines.
Lenders such as Yes Bank Ltd and Axis Bank Ltd among others have also cut interest rates on certain savings accounts. It fell by almost Rs 31,400 crore as per the Friday's intraday low of Rs 884.4 per share on BSE .
In other We Happy Few news, the alpha build that's already out is receiving a major update today dubbed Life in Technicolour . The game will remain Xbox Play Anywhere across Windows 10 and Xbox One , and it will also hit Steam and PlayStation 4 (PS4).
These "S-buds" may be bundled with the Note8 but would also be available for seperate purchase to use with the Galaxy S8 devices. Around 10,000 batteries are being recalled and the commission urges those with the phones to stop using them and turn them off.
Taylor Swift , best known for catchy pop music , troublesome #SquadGoals, and bomb-ass red lipstick, is up to something. Swift's internet purge comes on the heels of her court victory against former radio host David Mueller .
If you're planning to view the solar eclipse, you might want to plan a visit to the Faulkner Planetarium before the big event. If you have special eclipse shades, or number 14 welder's glass, you will be able to look at the sun during the eclipse.
The number of cholera cases in the war-torn country has now surpassed half a million, the World Health Organization said Monday. Al Qaeda has exploited the conflict to try to deepen its influence in Yemen , repeatedly launching bomb and gun attacks.
Net earnings increased 9.5% to $2.67 billion, or $2.25 per share, up from $2.44 billion, or $1.97 a share, in the prior year. At the end of Mar reporting period, 784 institutional holders increased their position in The Home Depot, Inc .
Confrontation with North Korea not imminent
New U.N. sanctions condemning North Korea's rapidly developing nuclear program drew fresh ire and threats from the North. The White House said the two "agreed North Korea must stop its provocative and escalatory behaviour".
Crude Oil Drifting Lower By The Day
ETFS GBP Daily Hedged WTI Crude Oil (FCRU.L) shares are moving today on volatility -1.06% or $-0.30 from the open. Funds from that sale will go to the National Institutes of Health, according to the Department of Energy.
Tom Cruise Broke His Ankle ... In 'M:I6' Stunt Gone Wrong
This happened when he jumped from one rooftop in London on August 13 on the set of the sixth installment of Mission: Impossible . Media reports in the USA today confirmed filming on the movie will stop for up to nine weeks while Cruise recovers.