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Fixing America's Water Crisis

Kim Glas | Posted 05.31.2016 | Green
Kim Glas

Let's face it: our water infrastructure is crumbling. The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that there are 240,000 water main breaks in the United States each year, averaging to about 700 each day.

Repairing America's Broken Compact to Keep Us Healthy, Safe

Kim Glas | Posted 02.25.2017 | Green
Kim Glas

If we can find that common humanity and create the will to deliver justice (and clean water) to the people of Flint, we can certainly build an unstoppable movement focused on repairing America's infrastructure.

Keep the Crude Oil Export Ban to Protect Jobs, Environment

Kim Glas | Posted 09.16.2016 | Green
Kim Glas

It's expected that the House will soon vote on a bill to lift the long-standing ban on crude oil exports. We should take a step back and see how this 180-degree shift in policy will impact us all.

Back to a Healthier, Safer School

David Foster | Posted 10.30.2013 | Green
David Foster

For millions of kids, it's time to head back into the classroom where the average public school building in the United States is over 40 years old, and many are much older. Our children are bearing the brunt of these crumbling buildings.

Small Businesses Support President Obama's Climate Plan

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.24.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

In the widening post-Obama "Climate Plan speech" conversation, small business owners are becoming vocal on what their needs and beliefs are. I was on ...

Groundwork for Repair America Plan Found in a View From Space

David Foster | Posted 08.27.2013 | Green
David Foster

We can put that same competitive drive that helped Americans lead the charge into space to work to combat the effects of climate change.

It's About Greening All Jobs, Not Green Jobs

Carl Pope | Posted 07.15.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

Americans are all in the environmental crisis together, they are all in the economic crisis together, and the two crises have a common solution -- making every job a green job.

Lucia Graves

Green Principles Mostly Missing From Obama's Job Speech | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.09.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's jobs speech on Thursday night was infused with the passion that many who campaigned for him in 2008 had been wa...

Lucia Graves

Environmental Coalition Backs Sen. Sherrod Brown's New Green Jobs Bill | Lucia Graves | Posted 07.26.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) joined green jobs leaders Thursday to tout a merger of green development groups and planned advocacy for ...

On Road to Clean Energy Economy, America Is Stuck in Traffic

David Foster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Foster

Only the American voter can break the partisan gridlock blocking our road and get the U.S. Senate back to the business of creating jobs in this country -- good, clean energy jobs -- now.

America's Choice: Leave a Legacy of Hell or Bequeath Clean Air

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Labor unions are pressing for passage of policies like a Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) and comprehensive climate-change legislation that would promote transition to a clean-energy economy.

What's Green, White and Blue? American Jobs

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Additional wind farms mean more renewable energy freeing the U.S. from reliance on foreign oil. But there's no point in replacing imported foreign oil with imported wind turbines