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U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced federal funding for transit authorities to help prevent damage from future storms—like that caused by Hurricane Sandy in New York City, New Jersey and the surrounding region two years ago.
Congressmen David McKinley (R-WV) and Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced legislation that would support workers and communities during America’s energy transition, create opportunities to grow new jobs, encourage investment, and jumpstart new technologies.
A broad coalition of health, labor and environmental groups filed a petition with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requesting that the agency establish time limits for confidentiality claims for chemical information.
BlueGreen Alliance Representatives from Ohio, Pennsylvania to Testify at EPA Hearing on Clean Power Plan
Three representatives of the BlueGreen Alliance will testify today during the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s hearing on the Clean Power Plan—a proposal to put the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants.
Statement: House, Senate Pass Short-Term Fixes, But Congress Still Needs to Enact Fully Funded, Long-Term Bill
Last night, the Senate approved a short-term agreement to prevent the Highway Trust Fund from running out of funds. Their fix differs from the House version and the two will have to hash out their differences to prevent the trust fund from going bankrupt.
RELEASE: 313,000 Jobs Created, Sustained and 81 Million Metric Tons of Climate Change Pollution Avoided by Repairing Natural Gas Distribution Lines
A groundbreaking new report from the AFL-CIO and the BlueGreen Alliance released today shows the economic and environmental benefits of accelerating the timeline for repairing leak-prone sections of our nation’s natural gas pipeline distribution system.
STATEMENT: While Congress Fails to Act on Climate, President Obama’s Climate Action Plan Boosts Vulnerable Communities
President Obama unveiled several initiatives that will support state, local, and tribal leaders in preparing their communities for the impacts of climate change. The BlueGreen Alliance's Kim Glas released a statement applauding the effort.