John Eisenhauer

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers an Unfair Target
Trump administration may review policies on tribal rights

Several high-profile events in 2016 involving Native American tribes and private developers highlighted the confusing and sometimes conflicting processes for federal environmental permitting.

As a former commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Portland District, which often consults with tribes for projects impacting Native American tribal rights, I was dismayed to see commentators and even some elected officials unfairly target the Corps of Engineers with vitriolic and often tremendously unfair criticism.