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Trump Administration

November 27, 2019, 1pm PST
The mayors of Tucson and Phoenix want Congress to blockPresident 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
September 17, 2019, 10am PDT
California has made a practice of resisting changes to environmental regulations pursued by the Trump administration, but the latest legislative effort to protect the state's waterways was a bridge too far for the governor.
Sacramento Bee
September 13, 2019, 11am PDT
Environmentalists worry that the latest action by the Trump administration on the environment will set a dangerous precedent that is difficult to overturn with a more conservative Supreme Court.
The New York Times
September 4, 2019, 6am PDT
Opportunity zones are so far only benefitting the moneyed interests of the real estate industry.
The New York Times
September 3, 2019, 10am PDT
The Trump administration's rollback on August 29 of an Obama-era regulation to reduce methane emissions in the production and distribution of oil and natural gas did not sit well with large oil and gas companies who see value in reducing emissions.
The New York Times
August 29, 2019, 6am PDT
Transit agencies, affordable housing developers, and many others might be envious of the kind of leeway sources say President Trump is willing to grant in the name of project delivery.
The Washington Post
August 25, 2019, 5am PDT
The U.S. Department of Transportation is following through President Trump's promises to ease the federal government's permitting and approvals processes for infrastructure projects.
Politico
August 24, 2019, 7am PDT
Technological improvements and market demand have buoyed the sector against the Trump adminsitration’s attacks.
Utility Dive