Department of Homeland Security

Bangkok, Thailand

Forecasts for New U.S. COVID Cases and Deaths Skyrocket

A draft report from the CDC projects that new cases will grow to 200,000 and deaths to 3,000 – daily, by June 1. The model the White House coronavirus task force uses has increased the projected deaths to nearly 135,000 by early August.

May 5, 2020 - The Washington Post

Public Transit Ridership

40 Million Californians Ordered to Stay At Home to Contain Coronavirus

The largest state in the country has been ordered to shelter in place.

March 20, 2020 - California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

CRRC train

Federal Policy Would Keep Chinese Railcars Out of the U.S.

Proposed restrictions on federal spending for transit railcars center on concerns about market competition and national security.

October 9, 2018 - Eno Center for Transportation

Security Camera

Homeland Security Grants Aim to Harden Transit

Amtrak and a range of big city transit agencies have received federal grants to upgrade their security in the face of terrorism.

September 12, 2018 - Progressive Railroading

Wall Prototypes

Homeland Security Waives More Than 30 Laws to Expedite Border Wall

In the drive to begin construction in New Mexico, the Trump Administration has bypassed dozens of federal environmental regulations.

February 2, 2018 - The Architect's Newspaper

Army Corps to the Rescue!

In the wake of the slow response by the Trump Administration to the devastation caused by the category 4 Hurricane Maria's direct hit on Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been called to rebuild the infrastructure.

October 1, 2017 - CNN

New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina

Homeland Security Advisor Recognizes Effects of Climate Change, Ignores Causes

In response to a question linking Hurricanes Irma and Harvey to climate change, White House Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert appeared to recognize the need to adapt. He qualified his statement regarding the "cause" of said climate change.

September 14, 2017 - The Washington Post

Imperial Beach Border

Department of Homeland Security Will Skip Environmental Review for the Border Wall

Also, the House of Representatives has approved the funding president trump wants for the wall, but the Senate is likely to balk.

August 2, 2017 - Associated Press via Denver Post

Border Wall

Border Wall Plans Following the Path of Least Resistance

Planning of President Trump's proposed border wall is moving along very quietly, and quickly, at a federal wildlife refuge in Texas.

July 31, 2017 - The Texas Observer

Portland Washington Park Resevoir

Portland's Plan to Move its Open Air Reservoirs Underground

Though the plan to move water storage capacity for the Washington Park reservoirs underground is getting more expensive, the project must be completed to comply with federal regulations.

May 26, 2016 - The Oregonian

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