FEATURING CHARISMA TROIANO – Just days before Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union address, a draft of his infrastructure plan was leaked to the press, revealing that his administration was heading toward greater rights and privileges for oil and gas industries over people and land.
On Tuesday night, the President briefly mentioned only the vaguest outlines of his plan. On Wednesday White House officials released a few more details. The New York Times described the plan as one that, “includes spending $200 billion in federal money over the next decade to spur an additional $1.3 trillion in spending from cities, states and private companies on major projects,” and that “The increased infrastructure spending would be offset by unspecified budget cuts.”
The group Democracy Forward, which is representing Food and Water Watch in a lawsuit against the government is additionally making the case that Trump’s infrastructure development goals right from the start of his presidency have been fraught with conflicts of interest. Democracy Forward has just released a new report called ‘A Blueprint For Cronyism President Trump’s Illegal Infrastructure Plan to Enrich His Friends.’
Read the report ‘A Blueprint For Cronyism President Trump’s Illegal Infrastructure Plan to Enrich His Friends,’ HERE.
Charisma Troiano, Press Secretary for Democracy Forward.