Monday, August 10, 2020

Tag: infrastructure

House passes massive infrastructure bill, Senate Majority Leader calls it ‘nonsense’

The $1.5 trillion package includes investing in clean energy, public lands, and transit systems and focused less on building new roads.

Why new infrastructure is a national imperative

A long-term infrastructure program is now a national imperative, essential to protect Americans from failing bridges and dams, ensure the steady flow of commerce and jump-start an economy hobbled by COVID-19.

‘No other president has had the gall’: Environmental groups balk as...

"Nothing compares to what Donald Trump is doing."

As cities’ interest in green infrastructure grows, so does the need...

“If we want the multifunctional benefits that everyone loves green infrastructure for we need to make sure we are doing everything we can to ensure public money is being well-spent.”

Double or nothing on infrastructure

Bad news about infrastructure is as ubiquitous as potholes. Failures in a 108-year-old railroad bridge and tunnel cost New York commuters thousands of hours...

Amazon infrastructure puts 68% of indigenous lands / protected areas at...

"The central point of this study is to show the need of acquiring an integral vision of the region to fight the destruction that has been taking place.”

Sens. Warren and Markey call on Columbia Gas to repair damaged...

"Columbia Gas and NiSource must provide reassurance that all of the municipalities’ requests will be met, in order to have a chance of rebuilding trust while rebuilding infrastructure."

Murder of activist in India highlights growing risk to environmental defenders

Ajit Maneshwar Naik, a 57-year-old environmental activist who fought against the construction of new dams on the Kali River in the state of Karnataka in India, was killed last month.

Trump’s ‘infrastructure’ plan

When it comes to government investment in the American economy and our disintegrating infrastructure, there really is nothing much left but the Pentagon.

Trump’s humongous infrastructure con

To really make America great again we need more and better infrastructure that’s for the public – not for big developers and investors.

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Trump just admitted on live television he will ‘terminate’ Social Security and Medicare if...

"We just heard it straight from Trump's own mouth: If reelected, he will destroy Social Security."

A good news storyline: Trump repudiated, Biden steady but insufficient. Enter systemic reformers.

Biden is no FDR. To expect systemic reform from Biden is naive but to envision him as a stepping stone is good progressive strategy.

It could have been different

And keep in mind, when assessing this world I’m going to leave behind to those I hold near and dear, that Covid-19 is hardly the worst of it. Behind that pandemic is something so much worse.

Era of US domination of Latin America coming to an end

As U.S. empire fades, so might the Monroe Doctrine come to an end.

U.S. Cold War China policy will isolate the U.S, not China

The U.S. must stop pursuing its counterproductive effort to undermine China, and instead work with all our neighbors on this small planet.