California Governor Asks Trump’s Help With High-Speed Train

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is seeking an unlikely ally in his bid to create a high-speed train line between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

The Los Angeles Times says Brown sent a letter Friday to President Donald Trump, asking him to transfer final approval of environmental reviews to the state rail authority.

Currently, the feds must approve the reams of environmental documents plus any changes, and the process is behind schedule.

The $64 billion project also faces uncertain financial future.

Brown and the Trump administration haven’t seen eye-to-eye on environmental matters but the governor’s letter notes California has received environmental oversight waivers for past road projects.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao will make the final decision on whether to delegate approval of environmental reviews to the state.

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  1. Eric Koontz says:

    The governor wants help from the man he has been ridiculing since the election? Thats some brass right there. I hope Trump says no!

  2. Jerry Cason says:

    OLD MOONBEAM HAS THE BALLS TO ASK FOR HELP FROM THE PRESIDENT THAT HE IS PAYING ERIC SLOBBER TO FIGHT.TAKE THAT MONEY AND BUILD YOU TRAIN. thats how liberals work stab someone in the back then ask for their help.THE PRES SHOULD TELL HIM TO STICK HIS TRAIN WHERE THE SUN DON’T SHINE.WHAT AN IDIOT

  3. Governor Brown could just ask Trump to stop subsidizing the moochers in other states and let California keep the money it generates. Then California could easily afford to connect all its cities with a 300 mph maglev while most mid-western conservative “mooching” states go bankrupt. Red states don’t innovate (low patents per capita), advance the economy, or contribute to the national GDP in any meaningful way. Oddly enough, people in red states believe they are taxed too much already. http://metrocosm.com/map-us-economy/« less

  4. Jerry Cason says:

    WHAT AN IDIOT,STAB SOMEONE IN THE BACK THEN ASK THEM TO HELP YOU.ONLYA SNOWFLAKE LIBERAL THINKS LIKE THAT

    1. Agree. I thought he had the money for the train to nowhere. Money for the dam #45 put in 275 million and brown says he wants 500 million more, for what to drill for oil on his property. The bid came in at what 45 is sending in fed aid.

  5. Jay Weiner says:

    comments here and from washington indicate California should secede and keep our revenues from joining the the cesspool of backwardness now in progress. California National Party!

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