30 Aug '17, 11pm

Trump's climate denial puts Houston's massive recovery at risk

As we watch the flooding tragedy in Houston – and now Louisiana – unfold we know this: The cost to rebuild will be massive and pressure on Congress to act quickly to approve funding will be intense. President Trump, however, has already put the recovery project from Hurricane Harvey at risk. This requires lawmakers to step in – and fast. A reckless move days before Harvey hit Just 10 days prior to Harvey’s landfall, the president issued a reckless executive order that affects all federal agencies and contractors involved in the rebuilding effort. As part of his agenda to impose climate denial throughout his administration , Trump rescinded a policy directing federal agencies to consider worsening future flood conditions when planning projects funded by American taxpayers. The Federal Flood Risk Management Standard , an order President Obama issued in 2015, sought to improv...

Full article: https://www.edf.org/blog/2017/08/30/trumps-climate-denial...

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