Trump’s Executive Order Will Make America Flood Again (and Again and Again)

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By Kristy Dahl, Natural Resources Defense Council On August 15, Trump signed an executive order, repealing an Obama-era executive order that updated the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard for the first time in 37 years to require consideration of future flood risk when building or...
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Housing Developers Rejoice, Communities Threatened as Trump Weakens Flood Protections

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By Alan Zibel, Public Citizen President Trump’s announcement this week of an executive order designed to speed the construction of major infrastructure projects was overshadowed by his failure to fully denounce the while supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. Nevertheless, Trump delivered a...
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Federal Reserve Questions Administration, Congressional Rollbacks of Wall Street Reform That Threaten CFPB

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By Ed Mierzwinski, U.S. PIRG Recently released minutes of the July meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, comprised of Federal Reserve governors and regional Federal Reserve Bank presidents, show its concern that proposed Congressional, Treasury Department and White House rollbacks to...
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