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Trump Track: Presidential Memo to Boost Western Water Projects—Can It Succeed?

Posted in ESA, NEPA, Trump Track
The Keystone Dam in Oklahoma with all the gates open and flowing a lot of water. Shot at Twilight.On October 19, President Trump issued a “Memorandum Promoting the Reliable Supply and Delivery of Water in the West.” The memorandum calls for streamlining federal water infrastructure development and operations, apparently by skirting environmental and other administrative processes. As previously noted, the administration is intent on weakening the laws controlling federal water projects, but that… Continue Reading