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LA County officials think they can do a better job than feds managing LA, San Gabriel rivers

The Los Angeles County Flood Control District has a message for the federal government: Thank you, but we’ll take it from here. The keepers of more than 500 miles of the Los Angeles, San Gabriel and Rio Hondo rivers — mostly concrete passages steering storm runoff away from homes and streets into catch basins and ultimately the ocean — want to take over about 40 miles of channels owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. By a unanimous vote of the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, t...
Tags: News, Congress, California, White House, Environment, Sport, LA River, Soccer, El Nino, Local News, Donald Trump, Eric Garcetti, Army Corps, Los Angeles County, Board of Supervisors, Adam Schiff


Pentagon Bigs Visit Border to Review Deployment Stunt

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Top defense officials toured sections of the U.S.-Mexico border Saturday to see how the military could reinforce efforts to block drug smuggling and other illegal activity, as the Pentagon weighs diverting billions of dollars for President Donald Trump’s border wall. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, accompanied by the Joint Chiefs chairman, Gen. Joseph Dunford, was visiting a border site near El Paso, Texas, called Monument Site 3 where a stretch of 18-foot bord...
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, White House, Dhs, House, Pentagon, New Mexico, Customs, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Luna, Trump, El Paso, Josh Marshall, Dona Ana


WH Mulls Redirecting Emergency Funds For Wall, Despite Likely Legal Challenges

The White House is seriously considering taking funds from Army Corps of Engineers’ flood control projects in California, as well as disaster relief money for California and Puerto Rico and DOD military construction funds, to build President Donald Trump’s wall. However, according to a Monday Politico report, the executive order would be almost certain to draw instantaneous legal challenges and ire from members of Congress who represent the districts that would be denuded of funds. Usual Trum...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, California, White House, Donald Trump, Puerto Rico, Miller, Trump, Dod, House Armed Services Committee, Army Corps Of Engineers, Stephen Miller, Kate Riga, Usual Trump


White House Prepares National Emergency Plan, Tests How It Would Play

As a bipartisan coalition tries to broker a funding compromise, the White House is moving behind the scenes to firm up a national emergency plan, figure out its legal ramifications and float test balloons in far-right outlets to see how it would play. According to a Wednesday Politico report, President Donald Trump has been meeting with Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, senior adviser Jared Kushner and White House lawyers to iron out a plan. They have been leaking talking points to places like Br...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Donald Trump, Miller, Trump, Breitbart, Corps, Army Corps Of Engineers, Stephen Miller, Mick Mulvaney, Jared Kushner, Wednesday Politico, Kate Riga, Per Politico Trump


Bill Allowing Post-Shutdown Federal Employee Back Pay Heads To Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to pay for his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall as pressure mounts to end the three-week impasse that has closed parts of the government and deprived hundreds of thousands of workers of their salaries. Some 800,000 federal employees, more than half still on the job, were due to miss their first paycheck Friday under a stoppage that neared a record for the longest government shutdown. With the closu...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Ap, House, Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Defense Department, Puerto Rico, Trump, Calif


Trump Eyeing Disaster Funds for Wall ‘Outrageous,’ Harris Says

Harris also confirmed she will decide soon whether to mount a 2020 presidential bid. The White House has directed the Army Corps of Engineers to examine a February 2018 emergency spending bill, which included disaster relief for Puerto Rico and other areas, to see what funds could be diverted to a border wall, according to a congressional aide who asked for anonymity to discuss private briefings by the administration.
Tags: News, White House, Puerto Rico, HARRIS, Army Corps Of Engineers


Trump Eyes Disaster Money, Army Corps Of Engineers Budget To Pay For Wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering using billions in unspent disaster relief funds earmarked for areas including hurricane-pounded Puerto Rico and Texas and more than a dozen other states to pay for President Donald Trump’s border wall as he weighs signing a national emergency declaration to get it built without Congress. The White House has directed the Army Corps of Engineers to comb through its budget, including $13.9 billion in emergency funds that Congress earmarke...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Washington, White House, Ap, Idaho, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Puerto Rico, Trump, Army Corps, Simpson, California Florida, Congress The White House, Appropriations Committee


Weekly Primer: Nick Ayers Is Leaving The White House To Spend More Time With His Money

Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff Nick Ayers announced Sunday that he is leaving the Trump administration at the end of the year, rather than — as previously expected — taking a job as White House chief of staff. Word is, Ayers wants to spend more time on his career as a political operative: The rising conservative star is a power player in the lucrative business of television ad buying, and he is expected to run the main pro-Trump outside spending group. The Trump administration has...
Tags: News, Obama, White House, Politico, United States, New York Times, Epa, Giuliani, Bahrain, Scott Pruitt, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Bureau, Mike Pence, Cox, Ayers


Lindsey Vonn competes for grandfather, not haters in likely final Olympic race

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — At the end of her disappointing run at the Olympic Games Super G Saturday, Lindsey Vonn looked toward the heavens for answers. “He was supposed to help,” said Vonn, referring to her late grandfather Don Kildow, who died in November at 88. “I was like, ‘What happened, Grandpa? Why did we not ski better?’” The answer on social media was immediate. Karma. Vonn, the 2010 Olympic downhill champion and the most decorated alpine skier in history, has been in the sights of the...
Tags: South Korea, Sweden, France, White House, Germany, Sports, Sport, Cnn, Austria, Canada, Soccer, United States, Olympics, Italy, Vancouver, Lindsey Vonn


Trump administration delays expansion of clean water rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is delaying implementation of an Obama-era clean water rule by another two years to give the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers more time to do away with it. The move Wednesday follows a Supreme Court ruling last week that legal challenges to the Waters of […]
Tags: Business, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Washington, Ap, Environmental Protection Agency, Trump, Army Corps Of Engineers, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


City of LA has 800 Wells Fargo accounts. It could drop that number to zero.

The City of Los Angeles is considering ending its relationship with Wells Fargo over the bank’s support of the Dakota Access Pipeline and its fake-accounts scandal. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File) LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council is set to vote today on more stringent rules for banks that want to do business with the city and could result in Los Angeles divesting its funds from Wells Fargo over its fake accounts scandal and support of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The rules under consid...
Tags: Business, Politics, News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Banking, Soccer, North Dakota, Illinois, Local News, Donald Trump, Fargo, Los Angeles City Council, Wells Fargo, Army Corps Of Engineers


Texas Gov. Abbott in Washington to pitch $60B recovery bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott was in Washington Tuesday making the case to the White House and top Capitol Hill leaders for a $61 billion Texas Gulf Coast rebuilding package. Topping the huge Hurricane Harvey recovery proposal is $37 billion for Army Corps of Engineers flood control and navigation projects and $15 billion […]
Tags: Business, Texas, News, Washington, White House, Ap, Capitol Hill, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Army Corps Of Engineers, Texas Gulf Coast, Nation & World Politics


Economists: Trump Administration's Decision To Repeal Water Rule Based On Flawed Analysis

Economists are disputing President Donald Trump administration’s justification of rescinding a 2015 law that protects U.S. waters, saying it is based on flawed analysis.   The Water of the United States (WOTUS) rule was imposed by President Barack Obama to further protect bodies of water. The law broadened the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers over U.S. waters -- more than what the agencies had under the Clean Water Act.
Tags: News, Barack Obama, United States, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Army Corps Of Engineers, Trump Administration


Puerto Rico's Mayor Cruz Has No Time For "Distractions" After Trump's Tweetstorm

Update: Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz appeared on AM Joy Sunday morning and, when asked about the president's tweets about her, set the record straight where her agenda is concerned."Actually, I was asking for help," Cruz said. "I wasn't saying anything nasty about the president. But don't take my word for it. Gen. Buchanan, a three-star general, has said as one of the first comments he's said about the Puerto Rico situation, that he doesn't have enough troops, that he doesn't have enough equipment o...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Nbc, Washington, White House, Cnn, Harvard, Fema, Homeland Security, Island, Vox, Duke, Maria, Cruz, Cnbc, Puerto Rico


Puerto Ricoan Mayor Cruz Has No Time For "Distractions" After Trump's Tweetstorm

Update: Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz appeared on AM Joy Sunday morning and, when asked about the president's tweets about her, set the record straight where her agenda is concerned."Actually, I was asking for help," Cruz said. "I wasn't saying anything nasty about the president. But don't take my word for it. Gen. Buchanan, a three-star general, has said as one of the first comments he's said about the Puerto Rico situation, that he doesn't have enough troops, that he doesn't have enough equipment o...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Nbc, Washington, White House, Cnn, Harvard, Fema, Homeland Security, Island, Vox, Duke, Maria, Cruz, Cnbc, Puerto Rico


Puerto Rican Mayor Cruz Has No Time For "Distractions" After Trump's Tweetstorm

Update: Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz appeared on AM Joy Sunday morning and, when asked about the president's tweets about her, set the record straight where her agenda is concerned."Actually, I was asking for help," Cruz said. "I wasn't saying anything nasty about the president. But don't take my word for it. Gen. Buchanan, a three-star general, has said as one of the first comments he's said about the Puerto Rico situation, that he doesn't have enough troops, that he doesn't have enough equipment o...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Nbc, Washington, White House, Cnn, Harvard, Fema, Homeland Security, Island, Vox, Duke, Maria, Cruz, Cnbc, Puerto Rico


Trump Responds To Criticisms From Puerto Rican Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz

Following the devastation in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz spoke to CNN on Friday, criticizing the Trump administration’s response.During the interview, mayor Cruz responded to comments made by Elaine Duke, Homeland Security Secretary, on Thursday.Duke iterated her satisfaction with the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, explaining that it was “really a good news story in terms of our ability to reach people and the limited number of deaths.”Mayor Cruz ve...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Nbc, White House, Cnn, Harvard, Fema, Homeland Security, Island, Vox, Duke, Maria, Cruz, Cnbc, Puerto Rico, San Juan


Houston Police Chief: 'Worried About How Many Bodies We're Going To Find'

HOUSTON (AP) — Crews overwhelmed by thousands of rescue calls during one of the heaviest downpours in U.S. history have had little time to search for other potential victims, but officials acknowledge the grim reality that fatalities linked to Harvey could soar once the devastating floodwaters recede from one of America’s most sprawling metropolitan centers. More than three days after the storm ravaged the Texas coastline as a Category 4 hurricane, authorities had confirmed only three deaths — i...
Tags: National Weather Service, Texas, News, Congress, Washington, White House, America, Ap, Austin, New Jersey, New Orleans, Dallas, Red Cross, Associated Press, Louisiana, Houston


Houston Reservoir Release To Protect Downtown Risks Flooding More Homes

HOUSTON (AP) — Water gushed Monday from Houston-area reservoirs overwhelmed by Harvey as authorities sought to release pressure on two dams that were at risk of failing from the immense floodwaters that have filled the city. The move aimed at protecting the downtown business district risked flooding thousands more homes, and the nation’s fourth-largest city expected to get still more rain after a chaotic weekend of rain, rising water and rescues. Meanwhile, authorities continued plucking people ...
Tags: National Weather Service, Texas, News, White House, Ap, Long, Austin, Fema, New Orleans, Red Cross, Houston, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Turner, Abbott, Greg Abbott


Judicial Watch Sues for Records on Obama Admin. Shut Down of Dakota Access Pipeline

Judicial Watch Sues for Records on Obama Admin. Shut Down of Dakota Access Pipeline Washington, DC –-(Ammoland.com)- Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Defense for all records from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding environmentalist groups’ attempts to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (Judicial Watch vs. U.S. Departmen...
Tags: Florida, Guns, Obama, Barack Obama, Department Of Defense, Earth, Washington Dc, Environmentalism, Greenpeace, Donald Trump, Trump, U S Department of Defense, National Guard, Dakota, Corps, U S Army Corps of Engineers


EPA Moves to Loosen Federal Regulation of Small Waterways

On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency formally moved to initiate a repeal on the Obama-era regulation of small waterways. The proposal, which has long been touted by Trump administration officials, would diminish the jurisdiction of the federal government. The EPA would be bound by a guidance document written in 2008, which determines which waterways might The post EPA Moves to Loosen Federal Regulation of Small Waterways appeared first on Legal Reader.
Tags: Obama, Barack Obama, Regulations, Epa, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, Wetlands, News & Politics, Trump, Army Corps Of Engineers, Waterways, Tributaries


Trump administration moves to withdraw clean-water rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is taking steps to roll back an Obama administration policy that protected more than half the nation’s streams from pollution. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday outlined a process for rescinding a 2015 regulation that defines which waterways are covered under the Clean […]
Tags: News, Obama, Washington, Ap, Environmental Protection Agency, Trump, Army Corps Of Engineers, Nation & World Politics


Dakota Access Fight Inspires Activists To Prepare For New Battles

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Tags: Facebook, Texas, News, Congress, America, Barack Obama, Canada, North Dakota, South Dakota, PAC, Nebraska, New Mexico, Keystone, Illinois, Santa Fe, Huffington Post


Happy Earth Day! Here Are All The Terrible Things Donald Trump Has Done So Far.

President Donald Trump gave many signals on the campaign trail that his presidency would be a disaster for the environment. He called global warming a “hoax” and “bullshit,” vowed to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency, and undo regulations to revive the fossil fuel industry.   Almost 100 days into Trump’s tenure, the fears of environmentalists, scientists, public health advocates have been confirmed — and then some. Before he’d even been sworn in, Trump nominated several climate d...
Tags: Texas, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Montana, Washington, White House, America, United States, Paris, Rick Perry, National Mall, Associated Press, Energy Star, Epa, Keystone


Bit By Bit, Trump Is Methodically Undoing Obama Policies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid the turmoil over staff shake-ups, blocked travel bans and the Russia cloud hanging overhead, President Donald Trump is steadily plugging away at a major piece of his agenda: Undoing Obama. From abortion to energy to climate change and personal investments, Trump is keeping his promises in methodically overturning regulations and policies adopted when Barack Obama was president. It hasn’t all been smooth sailing. Trump recently failed to fulfill his pledge to repeal and rep...
Tags: Verizon, News, Fcc, Supreme Court, Obama, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Russia, Barack Obama, Ap, United States, South Dakota, House, Mexico City


Donald Trump Is About To Undo Obama's Legacy On Climate Change

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Tags: News, Supreme Court, Obama, Abc, Montana, White House, China, Massachusetts, Politico, Barack Obama, United States, House, Paris, Energy Star, Epa, Oklahoma


Second Amendment May Be Restored On Army Corps Of Engineers Land

David Kopel: You might think that a government unit called the “U.S. Army Corps of Engineers” would mainly perform projects such as building military forts and similar facilities. Yet the Corps of Engineers has acquired jurisdiction over many things that have nothing to do with the military. In particular, “The Corps of Engineers is the nation’s largest provider of water-based outdoor recreation. It administers 422 lake and river projects in 43 states, spanning 12 million acres, encompassing 55,...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Navy, Senate, Barack Obama, Georgia, Military, National Parks, Idaho, House, Bill Clinton, Army, District Of Columbia, Denver


Native Americans Bring Dakota Pipeline Protest To Trump's Doorstep

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Tags: News, Obama, Montana, Washington, White House, North Dakota, Hawaii, Army, National Mall, Kingfisher, Illinois, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Chris, Trump, Chris D Angelo


Trump begins process of rolling back Obama-era clean water rule

As part of his ongoing campaign to repeal and undermine many of Barack Obama’s environmental accomplishments, yesterday President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing the EPA to roll back a 2015 regulation known as “Waters of the United States” rule. The regulation gives the federal government the authority to limit pollution in major bodies of water, rivers, streams, and wetlands. Trump’s executive order, on its own, can’t repeal the rule. However, he’s directed the controversial...
Tags: Politics, Design, News, Obama, Streams, Barack Obama, United States, New York Times, Epa, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Rivers, Scott Pruitt, Wetlands, Carousel Showcase, Environmental Destruction


Protesters Ordered To Disband Main Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Camp

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Tags: News, Barack Obama, North Dakota, South Dakota, Army, Associated Press, Illinois, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Trump, Michael Mclaughlin, Army Corps, Energy Transfer Partners, Great Plains, SIOUX, Texas Florida



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