In early March, President Donald Trump’s administration announced the creation of a $10 million ice house for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The Trump administration also announced that the Ice House would be the first ice house in the United States to be manufactured in the U.S. from renewable energy sources, with $50 million in taxpayer money provided by the U and D Department of Energy.
On February 10, the Trump administration signed a $1.6 billion loan for the Icehouse project.
However, after two weeks of delays, the $10-million loan was approved on February 25.
It was originally supposed to go to construction companies for a year.
But the Trump Administration has not yet given the green light for construction to begin on the IceHouse, which was originally scheduled to be completed by September.
In fact, the Ice house has been delayed for two years.
However on March 10, an environmental group sued the Trump Department of Transportation and the Department’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for violating the Clean Water Act by failing to give the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the construction of the Ice Houses.
The lawsuit states that the Trump’s Administration has failed to give EPA sufficient time to prepare its report.
Additionally, the lawsuit claims that the EIS is “a vital step to protect water quality and the environment, as well as the lives of thousands of residents who rely on the ice houses.”
The suit was filed on behalf of the Southern California Ice House Project and the Southern Californian Ice House Association (SCAGA).
The suit seeks a court order to stop the delay in the completion of the $2.6 million project, and for the DOE to stop its “unfair and illegal” actions.
“It is a travesty that the UH-1ZC, the largest U. of H. ice house, is not being constructed as scheduled and we are hopeful that this delay will be resolved soon,” said SCAGA Executive Director Jim Hensley.
The Ice House is scheduled to open in 2019, but the construction process for the new Ice House will likely be delayed until 2022, as the DOE has announced that it is planning to retrofit the Ice houses with energy-efficient windows and electrical systems.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the Southern Los Angeles Ice House was a key contributor to the spread of the coronavirus, and its removal from the Southern Calvary Cemetery will “help prevent further deaths and suffering.”
In addition to the Ice and Ice House, the DOE also announced on March 9 that the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is partnering with a private contractor to build a new ice house.
The $1 million contract was awarded to R.A.E. Ice House in California and will be funded through the Office of the President’s Climate Change Action Program.
The White House also announced it will offer an additional $1,000 grant for each $1 of private funds received by R. A.E., which has already received $6 million in private funding.
“President Trump’s Climate Action Program is a historic and bold step forward to help the Southern Tier communities and businesses that depend on clean air and clean water, and these ice houses are critical to the continued development of this region’s energy sector,” said Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz.
The Southern California Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (SCRGIGI) was founded by the Trump White House and the White Council on Environmental Quality (WCEQ).
The $2 billion program aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Los Angeles and Orange Counties by 40 percent by 2030.
On January 26, the Southern Water Corridor, a collaboration between the California Water Resources Agency (CWRRA) and the California Department of Water Resources (CDWR) in collaboration with the California Energy Commission (CEC), announced that they have awarded a $2 million contract to the company to build and operate the Southern Coast Greenhouse Project in the Central Valley.
The contract will be awarded in the coming weeks, and the project will be the largest water storage project in the world.
“This is an important step in addressing the environmental and economic needs of our region, and it will further the goals of the CCRGI, which has committed to create jobs and increase economic opportunities for our region,” said CDWR Director of Communications, Jay C. Ruggles.
The project, which is expected to begin construction in 2019 and be completed in 2022, will include a 30-foot-wide (10 meter) water storage tank that will hold up to 5.4 million gallons (14.4 billion liters) of water.
“We look forward to working with the Southern Council on this important project,” said CWRRA Chief Executive Officer Scott L. Thomsen.