Blue Green Alliance Publications Feed http://bluegreenalliance.com/news/latest/rss Blue Green Alliance Publications Feed Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 AMPS en hourly 1 TESTIMONY: BlueGreen Alliance Testimony at Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Hearing on Clean Energy Jobs http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/testimony-pa-house-democratic-policy-hearing-041116 Wed, 13 Apr 2016 14:51:49 -0500 http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/testimony-pa-house-democratic-policy-hearing-041116 The Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee held a public hearing at the Capitol on the benefit Pennsylvania’s economy could see by implementing clean-energy jobs on April 11. The hearing was co-chaired by Reps. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, and Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery. The BlueGreen Alliance's Pennsylvania Regional Program Manager Khari Mosley was one of several experts to testify in front of a House Democratic Policy Hearing on clean energy jobs in the state. 

Read his testimony by clicking the link below. 

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POLICY BRIEF: Ensuring Americans Have Access to Clean, Safe Drinking Water http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/policy-brief-safe-water Thu, 10 Mar 2016 09:41:00 -0500 http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/policy-brief-safe-water More than 8,000 children in Flint, Michigan, have been exposed to water contaminated by lead and other chemicals because of a decision by officials to change the source of the city’s drinking water. Aging pipes leached lead into the city’s tap water, poisoning residents and likely leading to chronic, irreversible health problems for thousands of young children there. 

Lead levels in drinking water are a continuing threat, not just in Flint, but in communities across the country. Many U.S. cities rely on water pipes that are more than a century old, on average. Every year, there are some 240,000 water main breaks in America, resulting in a loss of about 7 billion gallons of clean drinking water a day—which represents about 12 percent of treated water. This wastes energy, water, and disrupts businesses and communities. Investment in our nation’s water infrastructure is critical to public health, economy and quality of life. It will create thousands of jobs replacing and upgrading water pipes, treatment plants, storage tanks, and installing more sustainable and resilient water systems. These solutions require long-term commitment at all levels of governance, and the urgency.

View the policy brief to view our recommendations.

The audio of the call releasing this policy is available below. 

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LETTER: BlueGreen Alliance Letter to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/letter-bluegreen-alliance-letter-to-michigan-gov-rick-snyder Wed, 13 Jan 2016 06:00:00 -0500 http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/letter-bluegreen-alliance-letter-to-michigan-gov-rick-snyder Members of the Michigan BlueGreen Alliance sent a letter to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder urging for the State Plan to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon emissions and bolster the state's economy. The leaders believe identifying the appropriate mix of approaches to reduce carbon emissions in the power sector that meets the state target will also bolster new and emerging sectors of the efficiency and no- and low-carbon emitting energy economy.

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Taking Stock: Opportunities and Challenges in Indiana’s Natural Gas Distribution System http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/taking-stock-opportunities-and-challenges-in-indianas-natural-gas-distribution-system Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/taking-stock-opportunities-and-challenges-in-indianas-natural-gas-distribution-system Indiana’s natural gas distribution pipeline system is a network of more than 40,000 miles of pipe that supplies homes, businesses, and communities with energy. In 2013, many of these pipes were reaching the end of their service life. Approximately 30 percent—or more than 12,000 miles—of the state’s existing distribution pipeline was installed in 1969 or earlier, and will be more than 50 years old if still in use in 2020.1 These percentages appear in line with the age of distribution pipes nationwide. 

Residents of Indiana have felt firsthand the impacts of the state’s aging natural gas distribution pipelines. For example, in November of 2002, leaks in a natural gas pipe caused explosions that destroyed three homes and injured at least four people in Lafayette. Years later, in May of 2011, a natural gas pipeline near Rockville exploded and caught fire. While no injuries were reported, 49 homes were evacuated within a one-mile area of the explosion. After the fire, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) indicated the possibility of external corrosion in a Corrective Action Order to the pipeline company. 

As part of a state-focused education and outreach project conducted throughout 2014 and 2015, the BlueGreen Alliance convened stakeholder meetings and public forums to build on existing knowledge and engage frontline gas sector workers, environmental groups, industry, and additional community stakeholders to identify challenges and opportunities facing the network of natural gas distribution pipelines in the state of Indiana. 

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COP21: Statement of Principles http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/cop21-statement-of-principles Sun, 29 Nov 2015 17:36:00 -0500 http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/cop21-statement-of-principles The BlueGreen Alliance, representing many of our nation’s biggest and most impactful labor unions, environmental, conservation, and science organizations, has been active at the UNFCCC since 2008 in Bali, and since COP15 in Copenhagen has publicly called upon world leaders to come together to forge an agreement which adheres to the principles of scientific urgency, fairness, and justice. 

COP21 in Paris will be the most consequential of these meetings, and we hope will represent a turning point where the world focuses on serious action to achieve reductions in carbon pollution in line with scientific urgency and to drive investments in our people and communities that improves their livelihood. 

Solving climate change should simultaneously build resilient infrastructure, improve community health and safety, safeguard wildlife, and strengthen and create economic opportunities and sustainability for all citizens. In Paris, we have an opportunity to achieve critical progress towards securing our environmental and economic future. We offer the following five principles that we believe will achieve this comprehensive vision: 

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LETTER: Labor, Environmental Leaders Call for Just Transition Language in Paris Climate Agreement http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/letter-just-transition Tue, 03 Nov 2015 16:00:23 -0500 http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/letter-just-transition Labor and environmental leaders wrote a letter to U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern to thank him for supporting inclusion of Just Transition language in negotiating text for the eventual Paris agreement, and to strongly encourage him to ensure that language remains operational in the final agreement. Broadly, the leaders expressed a collective desire for action on climate change that builds resilient infrastructure, improves community health and safety, safeguards wildlife, and strengthens and creates economic opportunities and sustainability  for all citizens. 

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LETTER: BlueGreen Alliance Letter to the U.S. International Trade Commission http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/letter-environmental-goods-agreement Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:13:00 -0500 http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/letter-environmental-goods-agreement The BlueGreen Alliance and its 15 labor and environmental partners recognize the importance of fair trade to the proper functioning of the global economy and to meeting the needs of global businesses, workers, and consumers. America’s economy depends in large part on our ability to export domestically manufactured goods to markets around the world. However, we are also deeply concerned about the potential economic and environmental impacts of international trade agreements currently being discussed and negotiated, including the Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA), which is the subject of this investigation. 

Too often, international trade has enabled a global race to the bottom for workers and the erosion of environmental protections. Instead of free trade, which simply removes as many tariff and non-tariff barriers as possible, the United States should be negotiating “fair trade” agreements that improve  quality of life and raise standards protecting workers, consumers, and the environment. 

In the context of the current EGA negotiations, the U.S. Trade Representative has sought to expand the list of environmental goods identified by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. However, while some of the goods identified to date are arguably beneficial to the environment, the list has grown to increasingly include a host of goods for which the connection to environmental benefit is at best tangential and, at worst, actively detrimental to the environment. 

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POLICY BRIEF: America’s Energy Transition: A Case Study in the Past and Present of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s Power Sector http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/policy-brief-americas-energy-transition Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:42:26 -0500 http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/policy-brief-americas-energy-transition America’s Energy Transition: A Case Study in the Past and Present of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s Power Sector looks back at the Hatfield’s Ferry and Mitchell Power Stations shutdowns in southwestern Pennsylvania and examines the potential to take those lessons and turn them into good policies that can protect workers, build up the local economy, and ensure that no one is left behind in this energy transition. 


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REPORT: Managing the Employment Impact of Energy Transition in Pennsylvania Coal Country http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/report-managing-employment-impact-of-energy-transition-pa Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:28:00 -0500 http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/report-managing-employment-impact-of-energy-transition-pa Managing the Employment Impact of Energy Transition in Pennsylvania Coal Country examines the broader southwest Pennsylvania region and looks at four scenarios on how our energy mix will change over time—including how the EPA’s Clean Power Plan would impact the region. 

"The report shows that we’ll see net job increases in employment in energy by 2030—even in this region,” said Mick Power, membership and campaign coordinator for the US Climate Action Network and author of the report. “Renewable energy and energy efficiency create more jobs than fossil fuels, but there will be a loss in long-term operating and maintenance jobs. We need to make the right policy choices and take the right actions to ensure the jobs created are quality jobs and workers are trained in the skills needed to do them.” 

The report recommends investments in research, taking proactive steps to deal with possible job losses as part of the transition head on and honestly, ensuring that southwest Pennsylvanians obtains funds from existing sources to expand transition programs, and insisting there is a just transition for workers and communities impacted. 


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TESTIMONY: Strong Methane Standards a Win for Economy, Environment http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/testimony-strong-methane-standards-a-win-for-economy-environment Tue, 29 Sep 2015 09:59:00 -0500 http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/testimony-strong-methane-standards-a-win-for-economy-environment Members of the BlueGreen Alliance today testified during the EPA’s Pittsburgh hearing, and afterwards held a labor roundtable on proposed standards to reduce methane emissions from the energy sector. Labor and environmental leaders testified in favor of the proposed standards, citing the need to keep workers safe, the opportunity to create quality jobs, and the impact methane has on our environment and climate.

In the testimony, Regional Program Manager Khari Mosley said, "Strong national methane standards are a win for our economy and environment. The BlueGreen Alliance thanks the EPA and the administration for their efforts to curb methane emissions. Doing so is both vital to addressing climate change and creating good jobs for American workers."

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LETTER: BlueGreen Alliance Calls on Congress to Oppose Crude Oil Exports http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/letter-crude-oil-exports Tue, 15 Sep 2015 12:43:57 -0500 http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/letter-crude-oil-exports The BlueGreen Alliance sent a letter to members of Congress urging them to oppose H.R. 702, a bill that would lift the long-standing ban on crude oil exports, and arguing that lifting the export ban would not only risk undoing recent gains in America’s energy security, but would also threaten jobs, economic security, and the environment.

Instead of exporting pollution and good jobs to other countries, we need to continue to improve safety and health practices in the U.S. oil industry and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Please oppose H.R. 702, a bill to lift the crude oil export ban, because of its harmful impacts on both workers and our environment.

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TESTIMONY: BlueGreen Alliance Testifies to EPA in Support of Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/testimony Fri, 07 Aug 2015 09:34:00 -0500 http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/testimony BlueGreen Alliance Regional Program Manager, Tom Conway testifies on behalf of the BlueGreen Alliance on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) proposed phase 2 standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. 

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LETTER: Thank you Leader Pelosi for standing up for workers on Fast Track http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/letter Tue, 16 Jun 2015 14:38:39 -0500 http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/letter The BlueGreen Alliance, on behalf of its 15 million members and supporters from our labor union and environmental organization members, thanks Leader Pelosi for standing up for workers and the environment by voting against fast track and supporting efforts to implement fair deals that will not lead our country on a race to the bottom. 

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INFOGRAPHIC: Communications Infrastructure http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/infographic Mon, 15 Jun 2015 11:16:00 -0500 http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/infographic For a lot of America, high-speed broadband Internet is something they just can’t get. A modern communications infrastructure would be a huge benefit to our economy—by creating and sustaining good jobs—and protect our environment—by wasting less energy and water and reducing the pollution that’s driving climate change.

The BlueGreen Alliance and its partners are at the forefront of the discussion of modernizing and repairing our infrastructure systems to create family-sustaining jobs, make our communities safer and healthier and reduce the pollution that’s driving climate change. And, we’re not here alone. Companies, unions, community organizations, leaders in Congress and State Legislatures around the country, and people like you pushing for a resilient and modern infrastructure are all vital to this effort.

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POLICY BRIEF: Communications Infrastructure: Enabling the Clean Energy Economy http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/policy-brief-communications Mon, 18 May 2015 13:48:00 -0500 http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/policy-brief-communications From roads that buckle to water pipelines that burst to failing communications systems, America’s outdated and crumbling infrastructure is at the forefront of the challenges we must tackle with the utmost urgency. Our infrastructure serves as the backbone of today’s economic success and provides the path to future growth and innovation.

The BlueGreen Alliance, with its 15 national labor and environmental partners—including the Communications Workers of America (CWA)—launched Repair America, a grassroots campaign to rebuild our nation’s infrastructure to better meet the climate challenges of today and tomorrow, while building a more prosperous, clean economy. Modernizing and extending our broadband network is a critical piece of this effort.

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POLICY PAPER: BlueGreen Alliance on Senate TSCA Reform, S. 697 http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/bluegreen-alliance-policy-on-s-697 Wed, 13 May 2015 16:59:00 -0500 http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/bluegreen-alliance-policy-on-s-697 Today there are 80,000 chemicals in commerce, yet EPA has limited ability to protect consumers from exposure to harmful chemicals. As Congress confronts reforms to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and America’s chemical safety policies in both the House and Senate, the BlueGreen Alliance releases its policy statement on the Senate's proposal, S. 697.

Four fundamental concerns keep prevent BlueGreen Alliance from supporting S.697, as amended:
1. The scale of the problem and the scope of S.697
2. The states’ power to protect and preemption of that power
3. Chemicals that EPA declares unsafe will still be legally available
4. New rollbacks to EPA’s ability to regulate new chemicals and uses

“TSCA is a fundamentally flawed law that needs to be reformed to protect workers, families and children from toxic chemicals, but this is not the right way to do it,” said Charlotte Brody, Vice President of Health Initiatives for the BlueGreen Alliance

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POLICY PAPER: The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/policy-paper Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:35:00 -0500 http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/policy-paper We applaud the latest effort at finding a bi-partisan solution to the antiquated and health-damaging current federal law regulating chemicals, we do not support S. 697 because it will not protect workers, families and children from toxic chemicals.

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FACT SHEET: The Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) Loan Program: A Success Building the Next Generation of Technology in America http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/the-advanced-technology-vehicle-manufacturing-atvm-loan-program-a-success-building-the-next-generation-of-technology-in-america Wed, 25 Mar 2015 04:14:00 -0500 http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/the-advanced-technology-vehicle-manufacturing-atvm-loan-program-a-success-building-the-next-generation-of-technology-in-america The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) Loan Program plays a critical role in rebuilding U.S. manufacturing and helps ensure we make the next generation of globally competitive clean transportation technology in America. These public-private  investments to date have created or saved more than 35,000 direct manufacturing jobs.

The program was created as part of the bipartisan 2007 energy bill, and has been successfully implemented across two Administrations. Today advanced manufacturing companies across the country stand to benefit from ATVM loans.

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REPORT: Passenger Rail & Transit Rail Manufacturing in the U.S. http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/report-passenger-rail-transit-rail Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:04:00 -0500 http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/report-passenger-rail-transit-rail Modern transit and passenger rail systems—like our highways and freight rail systems—are critical infrastructure for a prosperous economy and are major generators of jobs and economic growth. They also benefit our environment.

A new report from the Environment Law and Policy Center and the BlueGreen Alliance shows that in addition to these familiar benefits, transit and passenger rail systems also support extensive manufacturing businesses and jobs across the country—both in communities local to and far from the transit systems themselves.

This report—Passenger Rail & Transit Rail Manufacturing in the U.S.—mapped the transit and passenger rail manufacturing footprint and found more than 750 companies in at least 39 states manufacturing components for transit and passenger rail today.

Specifically, we found:

  • 24 facilities manufacturing and assembling rail cars or locomotives for the transit or passenger rail industries;
  • 188 facilities manufacturing major rail components or systems; and
  •  542 additional companies manufacturing sub-component, materials (such as steel, fabric and glass), infrastructure (such as track and signaling), and carrying out repair and remanufacturing for the passenger rail industry, in just two regions. Nationwide the sub-component supply chain is certainly even larger. 

The bottom line is that rail and transit manufacturing support good jobs around the country and are poised to grow. Click the link below to read the full report. 

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Five Priorities for the State of the Union http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/five-priorities-for-the-state-of-the-union Fri, 16 Jan 2015 08:34:32 -0500 http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/five-priorities-for-the-state-of-the-union The State of the Union speech is a chance to hit the reset button on America’s priorities for the next year. Starting off the year right means we are all looking for new solutions to the challenges and opportunities that have been presented to us.

As the president said in last year’s State of the Union speech, “There are millions of Americans outside Washington who are tired of stale political arguments and are moving this country forward.”

The BlueGreen Alliance has outlined five priorities for 2015.

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REPORT: Climate Works for All http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/report-climate-works-for-all Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:46:00 -0500 http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/report-climate-works-for-all

Climate Works for All: A Platform for Reducing Emissions, Protecting Our Communities, and Creating Good Jobs for New Yorkers is an eye-opening report about the potential for creating good jobs making New York City more sustainable and resilient. 

The report brings together the best analysis, evidence, data, and policy thinking to show how New York City can tackle income inequality and climate change at the same time. It includes ten pragmatic proposals that, if enacted together, would create nearly 40,000 good jobs a year. Those proposals include:

  1. Requiring Large-Building Energy-Efficiency Retrofits
  2. Replacing Damaged NYCHA Boilers with Combined Heat and Power Units and
  3. Renewable Energy Systems
  4. Expanding the Green Jobs - Green New York Program for NYC
  5. Installing Solar Energy on the Rooftops of NYC’s 100 Largest Schools
  6. Replacing Leaking Natural Gas Lines throughout NYC
  7. Upgrading NYC’s Energy Distribution Systems by Investing in Microgrids
  8. Improving Flood Protection and Stormwater Management Infrastructure
  9. Reducing Transportation Emissions by Investing in Increased Bus Rapid Transit and
  10. Restoring Cut Train Lines
  11. Improving NYC’s Public Health System by Investing in Resilient Public Hospitals
  12. Increasing the Efficiency of Commercial Waste Hauling and Recycling Rates

“We have an unprecedented opportunity to do right by our workers and communities vulnerable to the impacts of climate change by building infrastructure in a sustainable way,” said Kim Glas, BlueGreen Alliance Executive Director.“Efforts to curb emissions are a good start, but there is a vast and untapped potential that exists in initiatives that mandate energy efficiency retrofits in New York’s largest buildings and replace inefficient boilers for example. Strategies like these can truly transform New York into a safer, more equitable city of the future.”

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LETTER: BlueGreen Alliance Urges President to take advantage of Lima opportunities http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/letter-bluegreen-alliance-urges-president-to-take-advantage-of-lima-opportunities Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:18:00 -0500 http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/letter-bluegreen-alliance-urges-president-to-take-advantage-of-lima-opportunities In a letter BlueGreen Alliance asked for President Obama to continue his leadership on addressing climate change and to take advantage of the opportunities presented to us in moving to a cleaner economy. Specifically, they urged national and global collaboration to develop and share best practices for a just transition for all workers. This includes financial support, social and worker protection policies and job impact data, all of which must be part of a comprehensive program for building opportunities and equity around the world.

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LETTER: Comments on EPA's Proposed Rule on Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/letter-comments-on-epas-proposed-rule-on-carbon-pollution-emission-guidelines Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:05:00 -0500 http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/letter-comments-on-epas-proposed-rule-on-carbon-pollution-emission-guidelines The BlueGreen Alliance submits the attached comments in response to the EPA’s recent Federal Register Notice of Proposed Rulemaking - Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units.

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REPORT: Making the Grade: How Investments in America’s Infrastructure Benefit Our Economy and Environment http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/report-making-the-grade Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:30:00 -0500 http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/report-making-the-grade Making the Grade report cover

Our innovative report shows that repairing America’s infrastructure could create 2.7 million jobs across the economy and increase the U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by $377 billion, while reducing carbon pollution and other greenhouse gas emissions and better protecting communities from the impacts of climate change. 

Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases a report card depicting the condition and performance of America’s infrastructure across a number of sectors of the U.S. economy, the latest being the 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure. Unfortunately, America consistently gets barely passing grades and our infrastructure systems are in dire need of modernization. In 2013, ASCE gave the nation’s infrastructure a grade of “D+,”  which is a slight improvement over previous “D” grades, and estimated that to get to a grade of “B” would require an investment of $3.6 trillion over the next seven years. It also showed that the gap between planned infrastructure investment and the amount required to achieve a good state of repair is currently an estimated $1.6 trillion dollars.   

This report delves into the economic impacts of closing that gap by accelerating infrastructure investment—using current financing approaches—to achieve a “B” grade over the next 10 years. Making these investments now will pay big dividends making our country more efficient and in reducing carbon pollution and other greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change. Such an endeavor would accrue significant sustainability benefits across the economy. For each of the sectors examined in the ASCE Report Card, accelerated infrastructure investment could help achieve the following environmental benefits, including but not limited to:

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  • Saving nearly 5.7 billion gallons of fuel and averting the carbon dioxide equivalent of 48 million metric tons per year over the next decade by supporting the current trajectory of transit ridership. Currently, transit ridership levels save the equivalent energy of the gasoline used by more than 7.2 million cars a year—nearly as many cars as are registered in Florida, the fourth largest state;
  • Reducing climate change pollution by an equivalent of 225,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide for each 5 percent reduction in leaks from drinking water systems;
  • Helping to reduce power plant emissions by 30 percent below 2005 levels over the next three decades by investing in more efficient power plants and the electrical grid; and
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 10 million tons of carbon educing greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 10 million tons of carbon dioxode—equivalent to the carbon pollution emissions of six million U.S. households—for each 5 percent reduction in the amount of solid waste Americans generate.

Stimulating the economy, creating jobs, fighting climate change, and improving our communities—now and for generations to come—are all good reasons to prioritize infrastructure investment.

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LETTER: BlueGreen Alliance Urges the Administration to Adopt a National Methane Reduction Strategy http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/letter-bluegreen-alliance-urges-the-administration-to-adopt-a-national-methane-reduction-strategy Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:59:00 -0500 http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/news/publications/letter-bluegreen-alliance-urges-the-administration-to-adopt-a-national-methane-reduction-strategy The BlueGreen Alliance urged President Obama to adopt a strong methane reduction strategy in order to advance the U.S. Climate Action Plan and meet the administration’s target of reducing the nation’s global warming pollution 17 percent by 2020.  

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