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After Trump Mocks a Sea Wall in New York, Plan Is Abruptly Shelved

Source: The New York Times

Subhead: In an unexpected move, the federal government halted a project that might have led to a multibillion-dollar barrier to protect the region from flooding.

By Anne Barnard, NY Times

The Trump administration has unexpectedly halted a project to protect the New York City region from flooding during dangerous storms like Hurricane Sandy — a decision that came six weeks after President Trump took to Twitter to ridicule the study’s most expensive proposal, a giant sea wall that could have cost billions of dollars.

The Army Corps of Engineers’ announcement that the project was “indefinitely postponed” surprised some of its own officials, and local politicians and advocates said the decision was stunning at a time when climate change is threatening New York’s future with intensifying storms.

In a statement, the Corps’ New York office said only that the study was suspended because it did not receive funding in the agency’s work plan for 2020. Officials there refused to comment on whether they believed that Mr. Trump had influenced the decision. But a senior administration official said the project was shelved because it was too expensive and unfocused.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/25/nyregion/sea-wall-nyc.html

Trump and his minions are again playing with people's lives because of his own pettiness. (forgive me if this was already posted; I did a search and didn't find it).
Posted by liberalguilt57 | Wed Feb 26, 2020, 11:44 PM (17 replies)
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