NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: The BlueGreen Source will be on hiatus until Monday, September 14.
YOU SHOULD KNOW…
Yesterday a federal judge in North Dakota blocked Clean Water Act protections just before it was set to take effect. The decision only applies to the 13 states that are a part of the lawsuit. (The Hill)
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“We strongly believe that this investment is not, as some would say, an expenditure of money but a true investment that provides a return to the public in the form of economic growth along with the jobs that are created by that growth,” writes Oklahoma’s transportation secretary.
Message of hope – President Obama yesterday traveled to New Orleans yesterday on the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. In a speech he said, “Americans like you—the people of New Orleans . . . you’re what recovery has been all about.” (Washington Post)
Six in 10 – Six in 10 voters support the administration’s final rule limiting carbon pollution fromexisting power plants according to a new poll commissioned by the League of Conservation Voters. (The Hill)
31 percent – In July Californians accomplished the goal of cutting water usage by 31 percent. (Los Angeles Times)
St. Louis Public Radio: Focus on 'right to work' gets more intense as legislators consider override attempt