FOUR QUESTIONS: The EPA’s Methane Rules Explained
We Answer Your Questions About the EPA’s 2021 Methane Proposal and How It Will Create Jobs, Reduce Methane Pollution, and Protect Workers and Communities The following post is from BlueGreen Alliance Associate Policy Advisor Karsyn Kendrick. Back in November, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its Proposed Standards of Performance for New, Reconstructed, Modified,…
Wonk Wednesday: Jumping into Water Infrastructure
Our nation’s drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure is vital to the protection, treatment, and distribution of clean water. However, age, strain from population growth, lack of investment, the pervasiveness of lead pipes, and emerging threats from climate change have increased the burden on the current water infrastructure system and health risks to communities.
Wonk Wednesday: Social Infrastructure – Rebuilding the Public Sector and Public Services is Critical for Economic Recovery
To achieve true economic recovery, we need to rebuild stronger, more resilient communities while investing in our health care systems, public health agencies, education, community-based services, essential utilities (i.e. water), and the workers that operate these services.
With Buy Clean Announcement Biden Administration Reinforces Commitment to American Manufacturing and Climate Action
The Biden administration today announced the formation of a Buy Clean Task Force, as part of a larger strategy to reinvigorate American manufacturing and reduce emissions from the industrial sector. Buy Clean promotes spending taxpayer dollars on materials that are manufactured in a cleaner, more efficient, environmentally-friendly manner.
Biden Administration’s EV Charging Announcement Will Bring Good Jobs to Communities Around the Country
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released its implementation guidance for the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program (NEVI), a $5 billion investment and new program in President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). The guidance will help states build out an electric vehicle (EV) charging network along the interstate highway system, a critical contribution to the Biden administration’s goal of installing 500,000 public EV chargers nationwide by 2030.
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BlueGreen Alliance’s Charlotte Brody on the “Living on Earth” podcast.
BlueGreen Alliance’s Charlie Martin talks Buy Clean policies on the Zero podcast.