Tag: Army Corps of Engineers

After Trump Mocks a Sea Wall in New York, Plan Is Abruptly Shelved

The Trump administration has unexpectedly halted a project to protect the New York City region from flooding during dangerous storms like Hurricane Sandy — a decision that came six weeks after President Trump took to Twitter to ridicule the study’s most expensive proposal, a giant sea wall that could have cost billions of dollars. The […]

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The Sea Wall That Trump Calls ‘Foolish’

Weather: Sunny, with a high in the mid-30s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Friday (Lunar New Year’s Eve). When Hurricane Sandy hit New York in 2012, homes in Staten Island, Queens and Brooklyn were destroyed. Lower Manhattan was flooded and thrown into darkness. Seventy-two people in the city died. Could a six-mile-long wall, stretching from […]

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