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'Green News Report' - February 14, 2017

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.14.2017 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: California dodges a bullet -- for the moment -- at Oroville Dam; U.S. not...

Oroville Dam Crisis Shows Why We Must Invest In Infrastructure

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Every few years an actual or threatened disaster highlights the state of America’s crumbling infrastructure. President Barack Obama, ...

What Does Trump's Infrastructure Package Mean for the Energy Sector?

Elizabeth McCulley Gore | Posted 02.09.2017 | Politics
Elizabeth McCulley Gore

One of President Trump's key priorities is updating and improving our nation's infrastructure. On the campaign trail he promised to push through a $1 ...

Donald Trump's Wack Week, The California Delta, And Jerry Brown (For Senate?)

William Bradley | Posted 01.30.2017 | Politics
William Bradley

After a tiring week of Donald Trump's presidency, his approach seems a lot less like a strategy than a syndrome. If Trump critics, and this especially...

Private Prison Companies May Shoot For Trump Infrastructure Cash

Donald Cohen | Posted 02.01.2017 | Politics
Donald Cohen

From what we know about the plan, when Trump says "rebuild," he really means "privatize."

ATL Dem Who Supports Transit Now on House T&I

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 01.25.2017 | Politics
Rep. Hank Johnson

Earlier this month, I announced that Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi appointed me to a coveted seat on the powerful House Committee on Transportation and...

Dems Warn Trump He'll Need To Fight Republicans If He Wants His Roads And Bridges

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.24.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump’s chief promise during the campaign was a simple one: He would make America great again. Specifically, he would bring ba...

7 Steps Trump Can Take To Cut Hunger In Half

David Beckmann | Posted 01.17.2017 | Impact
David Beckmann

If our new president sets this goal, it would be an inspiration and challenge for all Americans and for people around the world.

Green Infrastructure Key to Solving 21st Century Water Crises

Michael Jenkins | Posted 01.17.2017 | Green
Michael Jenkins

Cities and communities all over the world are facing severe water crises. Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing its worst drought in decades; and while C...

New Administration To Weigh In On Damaging Proposal Reregulating Freight Railroads

Edward R. Hamberger | Posted 01.13.2017 | Politics
Edward R. Hamberger

The more things change, the more they stay the same. This year promises to be a busy one in Washington, with a new administration and Congress promising plenty of action and reform.

Electric Infrastructure Doesn't Need Tax Credits

Ed Krapels | Posted 01.13.2017 | Politics
Ed Krapels

Economists Alan Blinder and Alan Krueger criticize President-elect Donald Trump's infrastructure initiative in a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed by f...

Refocusing the National Discussion about Infrastructure: Building a Sustainable Future

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.09.2017 | Green
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

The new dialogue on the need for federal funding for infrastructure improvements has mostly focused on ways to pay for the projects. Yes, finding way...

Undoing Miami's "Paved Paradise": An Interview with Meg Daly

Pascal Mittermaier | Posted 01.09.2017 | Green
Pascal Mittermaier

I recently met Meg Daly, the visionary behind The Underline: a 10-mile long, nature-inspired cycle and pedestrian track that will run through the hear...

The Trump Team Challenge: a Children's Agenda for Every Zip Code

Claire L. Barnett | Posted 12.31.2016 | Politics
Claire L. Barnett

Here's a challenge for President-elect: make all the country's PK-12 schools and child care centers healthy places for children to learn. It will take more than one year.

Paying for Infrastructure

Steven Cohen | Posted 12.28.2016 | Green
Steven Cohen

A recent New York Times story reported on the complexity of privatizing a city's water system, describing costs along with the benefits. Their story b...

Donald Trump's Path To 300 House Votes On Infrastructure Runs Through The Black Caucus

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.27.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump opponents have been urging Democrats since the day after the election to offer the incoming president nothing but across-t...

Building US Infrastructure one veteran at a time?

Liana Downey | Posted 12.23.2016 | Impact
Liana Downey

As I moved past the Army recruiting center in Times Square, something struck me. I thought about the people who make a decision in that space. I thoug...

Can Investments in "Green Infrastructure" Help Coastal Cities Survive Climate Change?

Steve Zwick | Posted 12.16.2016 | Business
Steve Zwick

Will Tucker also contributed to this story, which is cross-posted on Ecosystem Marketplace The city of Chicago is planting millions of trees and "gre...

Mitch McConnell Warns Against 'Trillion-Dollar Stimulus' In Trump's Infrastructure Plan

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.12.2016 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday expressed some early skepticism about President-elect Donald Trump’s proposal to upgrade th...

The Master Builder

Bill Schneider | Posted 12.09.2016 | Politics
Bill Schneider

Donald Trump is a builder. The first thing he pledged to do in his election night victory speech was to ``begin the urgent task of rebuilding our nat...

The Upcoming Infrastructure Package And Its Impact On The Energy Sector

Elizabeth McCulley Gore | Posted 12.08.2016 | Politics
Elizabeth McCulley Gore

President-elect Donald Trump has made infrastructure investment one of his top priorities for the first few months of his administration. While the details of the program are still unclear, these investments may have real impact in the energy sector.

Trump's infrastructure plan is a privatization trap

Donald Cohen | Posted 12.09.2016 | Politics
Donald Cohen

"We're just going to throw it up against the wall and see if it sticks." That's what Steve Bannon, Donald Trump's chief strategist and cofounder of...

Donald Trump Just Contradicted Everything Republicans Have Said About The Economy For 8 Years

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 12.07.2016 | Politics

In an interview with Time magazine for its Person Of The Year issue, President-elect Donald Trump said something... true? “Well sometimes you have t...

Can We Trust The Water?

Kim Glas | Posted 12.06.2016 | Green
Kim Glas

All American's should trust that their water is safe and that their local infrastructure is reliable.

Trump's Transportation Secretary Pick Would Inherit Crumbling Roads, Robotic Cars

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 12.02.2016 | Politics

Roads, bridges and tunnels across the United States are in disrepair. Tech giants are already rolling out self-driving vehicles in cities, sending reg...