Trump Rescinded Obama's Flood-Risk Rule Weeks Before Hurricane Harvey Hit

Harriet Sinclair
Newsweek
Trump Rescinded Obama's Flood-Risk Rule Weeks Before Hurricane Harvey Hit
Trump Rescinded Obama's Flood-Risk Rule Weeks Before Hurricane Harvey Hit

Donald Trump signed away Obama-era flood standards just weeks before Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, in a bid to get infrastructure projects approved more quickly. The rule, signed by former President Barack Obama in 2015, had not yet come into effect but aimed to make infrastructure more resilient to the effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels and flooding.

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