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Trump Administration

August 3, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Trump administration's attack on the protection and conservation of public lands has a new champion.
Associated press via The Salt Lake Tribune
July 29, 2019, 9am PDT
Next month, the Trump administration rolls out one of their most significant environmental rollbacks, freezing auto emission and fuel efficiency standards at 2020 levels. The deal unveiled by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday may upend Trump's plans.
The Washington Post
July 17, 2019, 2pm PDT
The chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure used the word "unlawful," when describing the tardy delivery of allocated capital investment funding by the Federal Transit Administration under the Trump administration.
Streetsblog USA
July 16, 2019, 7am PDT
A 25 percent tariff on steel imports could eventually be passed to transit riders in the form of higher fares.
The Chicago Tribune
July 10, 2019, 6am PDT
A housing researcher formerly with the Obama administration's Treasury Department explains the role of government-sponsored enterprises in opening the housing market with more affordable options.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
July 8, 2019, 2pm PDT
A couple of questions are fundamental to the debate about the housing affordability crisis.
Urban Institute
July 3, 2019, 6am PDT
The U.S. Department of Commerce was not successful in achieving a highly consequential change to the 2020 Census form, after the Supreme Court ruled it needed a better reason to make the change.
BuzzFeed News
June 26, 2019, 2pm PDT
New efforts by the Trump administration to potentially curtail local land use regulations require closer examination.
The New York Times
June 25, 2019, 12pm PDT
President Trump is scheduled to sign an executive order today that will create a federal-level group to study the obstructionist practices of local governments and the potential for a federal response.
The Wall Street Journal
June 25, 2019, 5am PDT
U.S. Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, in Minneapolis last week, expressed support for the planning reforms include in the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan.
Star Tribune
June 21, 2019, 8am PDT
It took less than a year for the EPA to finalize the Affordable Clean Energy rule, which will allow older coal-burning plants to continue operating, in the Trump administration's most consequential environmental rollback accomplished to date.
The New York Times
June 14, 2019, 12pm PDT
President Trump made good on his promise last October to lift the E15 ban in time for the summer driving season. Not mentioned by the Des Moines Register are the downsides to allowing the higher ethanol blend to be sold during the summer, e.g., smog.
Los Angeles Times
June 3, 2019, 5am PDT
A proposed rule to disqualify all families living with an undocumented person from receiving federal housing aid is available for comment. We know a few people who oppose the rule.
Governing
May 30, 2019, 11am PDT
No issue is more important to California's air and climate regulators than ensuring that the state retains its ability to set tailpipe emission standards. Mary Nichols, the head of the Air Resources Board, has threatened to ban tailpipes.
CALmatters
May 22, 2019, 5am PDT
U.S. Department of Housing and Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson testified before the Financial Services Committee yesterday. The media had plenty to report after the hearing.
Vox
May 17, 2019, 1pm PDT
Housing advocates blame the neglect of the federal government on the state of public housing in the United States. The Trump administration says government can't keep throwing money at the problems of public housing.
NPR
May 17, 2019, 10am PDT
The California High Speed Rail Project is a political pawn in a contentious back and forth between the Golden State and the Trump administration.
San Francisco Chronicle
May 14, 2019, 12pm PDT
Depending on the type of bicycle for sale, the price may jump 25 percent due to new tariffs paid by importers and consumers (not China as the president would have you think) if it arrives in the United States after June 1.
Bicycle Retailer and Industry News
May 8, 2019, 1pm PDT
Introduced on April 30, the $2 trillion conceptual plan is likely to be dismissed by Congressional Republicans wary of increasing taxes and adding to the deficit, according to an extensive article by The Hill published three days later.
The Hill
April 30, 2019, 12pm PDT
Details about what the federal infrastructure plan would spend money, or where it would get the money to spend, have yet to be revealed.
The New York Times