TOP THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW FOR JULY 19
Growing Drought. The United States Agriculture Department Wednesday added 39 new counties in eight states to its list of drought-related disaster areas. At the same, the Obama administration is calling on Congress to take steps to address the risk to America’s food supply.
A Good Call. America’s auto industry is back, thanks, in no small part, to President Obama’s decision to save General Motors and Chrysler. Take a moment to read UAW President Bob King's column in USA Today on the President's decision.
How To Guide for Energy Savings. The BlueGreen Alliance yesterday joined CalCEF and the UC Berkeley Labor Center to release “Pulling the Trigger: Increasing Home Energy Savings,” a report that “outlines new strategies for uniting public policies and private financing tools to unlock massive home energy savings nationwide.”
National and International Blue-Green
Reuters reports a bipartisan Senate coalition is fighting to protect funding for the U.S. Navy’s “Green Fleet” program.
Politico looks at the energy positions taken by several possible vice presidential candidates.
A piece on Huffington Post asks “Is Global Warming Good for Business?”
To the States
Midwest Energy News reports Illinois wind industry could have a $6 million impact on the state.
The Jackson Free Press looks at the “Battle to Unionize Nissan” in Canton, Mississippi.
Investigate West says the anti-pollution of goals of the Clean Water Act are proving “elusive” in northwestern America.
The La Crosse Tribune visited Wisconsin’s first community wind project. The project will generate enough energy to power 1,000 homes a year.
According to the Examiner, “Workers rights issues dominated a Indianapolis City County Council meeting.”
Forbes: Green Jobs vs the Environment
Washington Post: In North Dakota, the gritty side of an oil boom
California Watch (CA): Rail authority says revised report won’t slow construction
Chicago Tribune (IL): CTA runs water trains to prevent 'sun kinks' as buses, 'L' get heat stress
KRQE (NM): Reports inflate N.M. global-warming test
Ventura County Star (NV): Nevada solar manufacturing plant closes