Presidential Order Streamlines Permitting, Revokes Floodplain Requirements

by Jay Landers, Contributing Editor; ASCE, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2017, Vol. 87, Issue 10, Pg. 16-17


Document Type: Editorial

Abstract: An executive order issued by President Donald Trump to streamline the federal environmental review and authorization process for infrastructure projects prompts criticism for revoking Obama-era floodplain requirements.

Subject Headings: Floods | Federal government | Environmental issues | Infrastructure

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