11 Feb '18, 3am

Trump's infrastructure plan may ignore climate change - The Straits Times

WASHINGTON (NYTimes)- President Donald Trump is expected to unveil on Monday (Feb 12) a plan that would fulfill one of his signature campaign promises: a US$1.5 trillion (S$2 trillion), once-in-a-generation proposal to rebuild, restore and modernise the nation's ageing infrastructure. "We will build gleaming new roads, bridges, highways, railways and waterways all across our land," Trump said in his State of the Union address on Jan 30. But while the proposal represents one of the administration's main legislative ambitions, it could directly clash with one of its defining regulatory principles, which is to question the risk from global warming and roll back regulations addressing climate change. The Trump infrastructure blueprint is almost certain to call for expensive new roads, bridges, airports and other projects in areas that are increasingly vulnerable to rising wate...

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