Why Trump’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan is a disaster for the environment

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Trump has finally revealed his much-hyped infrastructure plan

So what does this mean for the environment? Trump’s infrastructure plan aims to speed up environmental reviews for projects. Part of this proposal would give Secretary Zinke control over reviewing oil and gas pipelines in National Parks. Currently, pipelines require congressional authorization. Trump’s proposal also weakens protections provided by the Endangered Species Act.

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David Chipperfield Architects reveal designs for Hamburgs tallest tower

Hot on the heels of Herzog & de Meuron’s recently completed Elbphilharmonie, David Chipperfield Architects has revealed designs for the German city’s next big architecture project: Elbtower. Towering above the skyline at 230 meters (755 feet), the sculptural mixed-use building will be the tallest building in the city and serve as a counterpoint to Elbphilharmonie to the west.

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