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Trump Administration

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5 days ago
Along with other members of congress, one of the authors of the law that established the federal Opportunity Zones program has asked the Treasury Department to investigate potential abuse of the program. The Treasury inspector general is obliging.
NBC News
January 13, 2020, 5am PST
The Trump administration last week published its latest attempt to undermine a fair housing rule adopted during the Obama administration.
Curbed
January 6, 2020, 9am PST
Sources report that proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act would limit the kinds of projects subject to federal environmental review, and remove climate change as a consideration for large infrastructure projects.
The New York Times
December 26, 2019, 5am PST
New York Times analysis quantifies the environmental regulations at risk under the actions of the Trump administration.
The New York Times
December 21, 2019, 7am PST
Most of Arizona's arroyos fall into the relentlessly contested grey area created by the 1972 Clean Water Act.
Arizona Public Media
December 18, 2019, 7am PST
Rents have grown as much as 28 percent in the last year over the past year in the neighborhood of Midtown in Houston.
Houston Chronicle
November 27, 2019, 1pm PST
The mayors of Tucson and Phoenix want Congress to block President Donald Trump from removing the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.
Arizona Public Media
November 27, 2019, 11am PST
MSNBC asks if the Trump administration has accomplished with its Department of Transportation, and whether Americans are better off because of those efforts.
MSNBC
November 15, 2019, 8am PST
The American Planning Association is urging the Trump administration to rescind its decision to withdraw the country from the Paris Climate Agreement.
American Planning Association
November 13, 2019, 5am PST
The U.S. Department of Transportation this week announced $900 million in BUILD grant funding for transportation projects around the country, supporting a similar focus on rural and highway projects as in previous rounds of spending.
Engineering News-Record
November 7, 2019, 1pm PST
A plan to divert water to farmers in California, released at the end of October, would allow for the annihilation of winter-run Chinook Salmon.
East Bay Express
November 3, 2019, 11am PST
The auto industry is divided on whether to back stronger emissions standard adopted by California and 13 other states. Three major automakers and three auto industry groups sided with Trump on Monday in a court battle over 'one national standard.'
Reuters
October 27, 2019, 11am PDT
A new federal program will clear the way for more water to be delivered to the state of California's agriculture industry, overruling environmental safeguards that protected fish.
NPR
October 12, 2019, 9am PDT
The Trump administration is exploring ways to outsource operations at national parks to private businesses. Lobbyists for private businesses welcome the invitation.
Yahoo News
October 11, 2019, 8am PDT
A decision by the Bureau of Land Management on Oct. 3 may reverse the outcome of a 2013 lawsuit against the Obama administration by two environmental groups that effectively halted drilling in Fresno, Monterey and San Benito counties.
The Hill
October 3, 2019, 10am PDT
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to force the state of California to spend highway money on public transit, because of the environment.
Eno Center for Transportation
September 29, 2019, 9am PDT
Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is under severe assault from the Trump administration, Stephen Trimble writes. Long the focus of preservation efforts, the protected land is being opened up for extractive uses.
The Hill
September 24, 2019, 6am PDT
Shortly after a tumultuous visit to California focusing on the homelessness crisis in San Francisco and Los Angeles, Trump administration has released a report on homelessness that is already facing criticism.
Los Angeles Times
September 19, 2019, 7am PDT
The announcement was made Wednesday morning in a series of tweets by President Trump while raising cash from willing donors at several fundraisers in California. The formal announcement from EPA and DOT is set for Thursday.
San Francisco Chronicle