Trump Administration

2 days ago
Once again, the president's efforts to undo his predecessor's environmental legacy were thwarted by a court ruling. In this case, the Interior Department's failure to conduct an environmental review of a Trump executive order ran afoul of NEPA.
The New York Times
2 days ago
The U.S. Department of Transportation has favored grant funding for rural communities under the Trump administration.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
April 16, 2019, 10am PDT
The Trump administration has spent the first two years of its time in office trying to overturn key provisions of the "Waters of the United States" rule.
KJZZ
April 15, 2019, 9am PDT
The Trump administration's "energy dominance" agenda depends, in part, on growing the energy distribution network, namely pipelines, rail facilities, and ports. However, states can use the Clean Water Act to block pipelines and coal terminals.
InsideClimate News
April 15, 2019, 7am PDT
President Trump has not been a friend to the $30 billion Gateway Program, a transportation project meant to replace aging rail infrastructure connecting New York and New Jersey.
Yahoo Finance
April 12, 2019, 11am PDT
The politics of the Department of the Interior under the Trump administration aren't likely to change, but new Secretary David Bernhardt is distinguishable from his predecessor thanks to a long history of oil industry lobbying.
Vox
April 4, 2019, 8am PDT
Drone footage and 3d models reveal the stakes in an ongoing legal controversy surrounding the Trump administration's attempt to undo the Obama administration's use of the Antiquities Act to create the Bears Ears National Monument.
The Washington Post
Blog post
April 2, 2019, 12pm PDT
While 2019 doesn’t scream smart city revolution, we are seeing signs of significant smart city evolution.
Robert Fischer
March 30, 2019, 1pm PDT
California is pushing back against federal actions by enforcing state rules and standards that it says have precedence.
Los Angeles Times
March 20, 2019, 6am PDT
Housing and Urban Development Secretary ben Carson has outlasted most of the original Trump cabinet, but maybe it's because he follows his boss's example so well when it comes to scheduling his time.
NBC News
March 19, 2019, 12pm PDT
The Federal Transit Administration is still holding much of the funding promised by Congress since 2017. It's unlikely that anyone likely to vote for Trump again in 2020 is losing any sleep over money not spent on public transit infrastructure.
Streetsblog USA
March 19, 2019, 6am PDT
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Regional (HUD) Administrator Lynne Patton's decision to live in New York public housing for a month was called a publicity stunt. One thing it is for sure: over.
Associated Press via Crain's New York Business
March 11, 2019, 2pm PDT
Presidential budgets usually arrive with zero chance of being adopted without changes, but still important to consider as a reflection of the Executive Branch's priorities.
The Washington Post
March 10, 2019, 9am PDT
The auto industry appears to be balking at supporting the Trump administration's plan to freeze vehicle emission standards at 2020 levels even though they initially asked Trump to loosen the rigorous Obama-era fuel efficiency rule that goes to 2026.
The Washington Post
March 6, 2019, 2pm PST
The now-famous children's lawsuit, featured on 60 Minutes last Sunday, was not filed against President Trump—he just inherited it from his predecessor. Both administrations have tried to have the case dismissed.
CBS News: 60 Minutes
March 4, 2019, 12pm PST
The beleaguered project is still very much alive, despite some media claims to the contrary. As for the Trump administration's claim to two grants awarded to the now-$77 billion project, the state has a deadline to meet if it wants to keep them.
Capital Public Radio
February 25, 2019, 11am PST
Ending the talks means litigation will have to settle the conflict over the two standards: California and 12 other states continue to use the Obama-era standard of 36 mpg by 2025, while the administration's rule freezes standards at 2020, or 29 mpg.
The Washington Post
February 24, 2019, 7am PST
The White House is planning to establish a new climate panel, headed by a well-known climate denier, to question the findings of the president's own intelligence agencies that climate change does indeed pose a national security risk.
The Washington Post
February 21, 2019, 2pm PST
Project supporters and the Trump administration disagree on the takeaway for the Gateway project after Congress and the president signed a federal spending bill earlier this month.
Bloomberg
February 21, 2019, 11am PST
The Trump administration has canceled a nearly $1 billion grant assigned to the California high-speed rail project and is attempting to get the state to return the $2.5 billion it has already spent on the $77 billion project.
The New York Times