Tag: infrastructure

Feb 18

5 Reasons Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Is Bad for Communities and the Planet

Trump wants to sell our water to Wall Street. Trump has announced the details of his infrastructure plan, and it paints a frightening picture. At best, it’s a money-making scam. At its worst, it endangers our families, communities and the planet. Trump will play up his “vision” during his State of the Union speech tonight. In …

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Feb 14

Trump’s infrastructure plan is about hurting blue states—even if that means hurting the economy

Like the Republican tax bill, Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan is all about hurting blue states, even at the expense of the broader economy.  The White House isn’t being coy about where its priorities lie in the $ 1.5 trillion proposal, released Monday: Of the $ 200 billion in actual federal investment called for in the 10-year plan, …

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Feb 13

Paul Krugman: Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Was Always a Scam

The celebrity mogul has never had any interest in serving the public. After an endless succession of “infrastructure weeks,” Donald Trump has finally unveiled what he claims to be a $ 1.5 trillion infrastructure plan. For the New York Times' Paul Krugman, it's no plan at all. That $ 1.5 trillion number? Pure fantasy. In …

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Feb 13

Trump’s infrastructure plan aims to sweep away ‘inefficient’ environmental reviews

Trump’s plan would threaten endangered species or fragile habitats with limits for environmental reviews The Trump administration is attempting to speed up or even sweep away various environmental reviews in its plan to fix America’s crumbling infrastructure and construct a wall along the border with Mexico. The White House’s infrastructure plan targets what it calls …

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Feb 12

Trump pledges to fix US infrastructure but $200bn plan falls well short

Funds represent a fraction of the trillions engineers say is needed Trump likely to face opposition from Democrats and Republicans Donald Trump unveiled a $ 200bn plan to fix America’s crumbling infrastructure – a plan that falls woefully short of the trillions civil engineers say is needed to rebuild the country’s tattered backbone and is …

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Feb 12

It’s Infrastructure Week … again

A big, beautiful infrastructure plan was one of those “day one” things that Donald Trump promised during the campaign. But a plan requires planning, and Trump didn’t actually do any of that as part of his brand-building by running for president scheme. Then back in June, Donald Trump declared an “Infrastructure Week,” but since that …

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Feb 10

Even Trump wants a better infrastructure plan, but he’ll do it the Republican way

The Trump administration is determined to roll out a major infrastructure plan as soon as Monday, and the basic form of that plan is a foregone conclusion: it’ll rely mostly on “public-private partnerships,” AKA privatizing American infrastructure and pushing state and local governments to pay for things Trump and congressional Republicans won’t allocate money for. …

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Feb 02

As Trump unfurls infrastructure plan, Iowa bill seeks to criminalize pipeline protests

The Iowa Senate has advanced a bill which critics say could lead to the criminalization of pipeline protests, which are being cast as “terrorist activities.” Dakota Access pipeline owner Energy Transfer Partners and other companies have lobbied for the bill, Senate Study Bill 3062, which opens up the possibility of prison time and a hefty fine for those who commit “sabotage” …

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Jan 30

Trump’s infrastructure plan being announced tonight would clear the decks of some eco-protections

Most Americans’ eyes glaze over at the mention of “infrastructure.” But it’s a rare American who spends any time outside his or her own dwelling who doesn’t regularly encounter elements of the nation’s crumbling infrastructure. Fixing this was a repeated theme in Pr*sident Trump’s 2016 campaign. He pledged to create a $ 1 trillion infrastructure plan, with some …

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Jan 30

‘One big pothole’: will Trump fix America’s decaying infrastructure?

Bridges and roads crumble. Capitol Hill is in stasis. As Trump prepares to announce an infrastructure plan in his state of the union address, can no one agree on anything? View an experimental story on the state of the union address designed for mobile, and sign up for updates (recommended for Chrome users on Android) …

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