Groups accuse U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of last-minute change favoring Pebble mine; Pebble says the change will eliminate a large amount of truck traffic
Pres also uses remarks at Ford to reaffirm pledge of assistance in response to the dam failures in Michigan. Says Army Corps of Engineers and FEMA already dispatched. Says he'll pay a visit to the sites "at the appropriate time."
Pres begins "listening session" with African American leaders offering words of concern for those in Michigan hard hit by the failed dams. Says nobody anywhere in the world better able to respond to the calamities than the Army Corps of Engineers, and says they're already sent.
The Army Corps of Engineers rated a third of the dams in Michigan as having a high or significant potential for hazard should something go wrong. This Tuesday, something went wrong.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working in support of the FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency - and in coordination with other federal, state, local and tribal partners – in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Keep up the great work, USACE Headquarters!
President Trump: Deploy the Army Corps of Engineers to build temporary medical facilities, so that when hospitals are overwhelmed, we can move people into the temporary facilities. It’s only a matter of time before our state's ICU beds fill up. The federal gov't must act.