Fact Checking Claim – Trump Cut Flood-Proofing Regulations

Fact check: Did Trump cut flood-proofing regulations? Ballotpedia Verbatem Fact Checking Amée LaTour November 7, 2017 Following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, a video by media company ATTN: claimed that the United States “can learn a lot from how the Netherlands prevents floods.” According to text in the video, “Regulations for flood-proof buildings [in the U.S.] have actually been cut.” Is that accurate? Have regulations for flood-proof buildings in the U.S. been cut? No. President Donald Trump in August revoked proposed guidelines and standards for construction of federal projects near floodplains.  Neither the guidelines nor the standards were issued as regulations … Continue reading