Trump Infra. Plan Will Spur New Pipe Projects; Overrule States?

On Monday, President Trump released a $200 billion infrastructure plan that he hopes will generate $1.5 trillion in funding with states, local governments and the private sector. The ambitious plan aims to improve roads, bridges, airports, drinking water and wastewater systems, waterways, water resources, brownfields and Superfund sites, energy, rural infrastructure, public lands, and veterans’ hospitals. Compare Trump’s brass tacks get-it-done plan to Obama’s long-forgotten “shovel ready” B.S. plan. Trump knows how to get things done. Part of the infrastructure plan would speed up the permitting process for pipelines by removing Congress from the approval process for pipelines to cross national parks. Which, of course, has enviro lefties in a panic. Predictably, Democrats panned the plan. After all, they couldn’t get the job done, so they couldn’t possibly support someone from the other party who CAN get the job done. Below are the details of Trump’s “get it done” infrastructure plan, along with a Reuters story about how the plan (if adopted) may spur new pipeline projects. Reuters theorizes this plan may, among other things, remove recalcitrant states like New York from having a role in approving pipeline projects. Perhaps Trump’s plan can revive the Constitution Pipeline project!…

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