Malfeasance in Chief: Trump gutted flood regulations

Posted: August 30, 2017 in -
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Trump Killed Flood Safety Plan Before Hurricane Harvey Struck

 

But environmental activists, flood plain managers and some conservatives had urged the Trump administration to preserve it, arguing that it protected critical infrastructure and taxpayer dollars.

“The Trump administration’s decision to overturn this is a disaster for taxpayers and the environment,” said Eli Lehrer, president of the R Street Institute, a free-market think tank in Washington. He described the Obama order as a common-sense measure to prevent taxpayer money from being sunk into projects threatened by flooding.

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