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Trump’s Infrastructure Plan May Ignore Climate Change. It Could Be Costly

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The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana is one of the projects listed by President Trump as a priority for federal investment. Credit Edmund D. Fountain for The New York Times

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan May Ignore Climate Change. It Could Be Costly

The New York Times

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 waters and other threats from a warming planet. 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.