REPORT Trump Admin Freezes Funding for Hurricane Barriers

The Trump administration has reportedly frozen funding for hurricane barriers that were part of a study. The barriers were seen as costly and were being built around New York to potentially protect it from future storm surge.

According to The Hill:

A federal study aimed at protecting the New York and New Jersey waterfronts from rising sea levels and storm swells has been halted by the Trump administration.

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The purpose of the study was to examine how New York and New Jersey residents can avert the kind of damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

The Army Corps of Engineers has overseen the $19 million, six-year research project since 2016. Four of the plans put together include developing retractable sea walls along the coast, and the fifth consists of building a surge barrier that would stretch from Sandy Hook, N.J., to the Rockaway Peninsula in New York.

The Army Corps of Engineers estimated the surge barrier could cost around $110 billion, according to the Post.

Chuck Schumer has spoken out publically against the administration’s decision.

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Clarence
Clarence
7 months ago

Way to go Trump! Tell the Corps to get down to the border and help secure it with their wall.

Joe6957
Joe6957
7 months ago

With the sea traffic going in and out of New York Harbor, it seems difficult to impossible to protect such a vast area. Its much better for the states to erect sea walls at the most vulnerable spots along the coast by pouring concrete barriers where appropriate and land-filling behind the concrete barriers.

Deplorable Sam
Deplorable Sam
7 months ago

Gee, chucky speaks out. Oh well.
Just a thought here, and I don’t mean to belittle their concerns ( the residents of the area that is), it is OK to spend 110 billion dollars on protecting a very small and insular part of the country but not OK to spend how much (?) on a wall to shield the ENTIRE country from an INVASION of ILLEGALS. Did I express this correctly?
Just sayin’
Have a nice day.
Bite me chucky.

spunky52
spunky52
7 months ago

Just another way to “spend” billions for foolish projects, (Hmm, i e CA’s super train or whatever) where they have enough to siphon off the hundreds of millions to keep the deep state funded, to keep working on the destruction of The President, and OUR GREAT NATION.
TRACK EVERY PENNY OF THAT MONEY…….
BLOCK THE CORRUPT FROM STEALING FROM AID PROJECTS NOW!

Richmond Nunn
Richmond Nunn
7 months ago

Sounds like a trade might be in order for NY and NJ to drop their sanctuary status and let ICE in to remove illegals..Then they might get half their $$ back..Corps of engineers needs to spend that money on corralling the Missouri river to prevent entire towns from being wiped out.

Ed D.
Ed D.
7 months ago

Sucks to be a New Yorker! Good job Mr. President.

Glenn Lego
Glenn Lego
7 months ago

Another costly, unnecessary, foolish thing that needs to be addressed is the twice yearly change from Standard Time to Summer Time and back to Standard Time in the Autumn. It’s a relic from World War 1 and World War 2 and saves nothing.

Gerhard
Gerhard
7 months ago
Reply to  Glenn Lego

Agree !!…Does anyone know how it started, why , and when ??

Erika
7 months ago

They keep talking about to stop that nonsense, but so far we are still messing with it. We don’t need the summer time. We don’t need sunshine at 9 pm, but the extra hour in the morning comes in handy for those who need to be at work early.

Original Anna
Original Anna
7 months ago

These people Sandy Hook etc. know they are living on the sandy water front. The gov’t should force them to back up to solid land where the ocean doesn’t get to and there wouldn’t be a problem. Why should the rest of us who live on higher land and not on top of the ocean have to pay for these people to replace their homes. They enjoy the ocean 99% of the time while we don’t enjoy the ocean unless we can visit it. We have to use common sense and build our houses where it is safe while they choose to build their houses and some are summer homes in the dangerous areas and get taxpayers to pay for it when their homes get damaged or destroyed and than they act surprised and scream like crazy for help from the govt. They should be made to pay insurance on their houses just like we have to in case of a fire or water damager.

Danny Buckner
Danny Buckner
6 months ago

You got my vote in 2020