Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Tag: infrastructure

America, go big again

From the start of our United States, Americans have backed leaders who dared to do big public projects.

Why America needs to go big on infrastructure

All these sectors require attention now because they work together like cement to keep society functioning.

Mr. fix-it

“I got elected to solve problems.”

Democrats unveil ‘Build Green’ infrastructure and Jobs Act

"This bill would make a dramatic, material difference in the everyday lives of hundreds of millions of people."

Jackson mayor demands help After month-long water crisis amid pandemic, racism,...

The crisis in Jackson, which is 82 percent Black, highlights how climate catastrophe threatens much of the nation’s aging infrastructure.

Building or unbuilding America?

Should infrastructure be the great economic equalizer?

Why America needs new infrastructure to survive

Without a bold rebuilding campaign, Americans will continue to risk their well-being and livelihoods as the nation collapses around them.

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."

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Alabama police officer convicted of murdering suicidal man

“An innocent man was murdered. He called for help, and he got Ben Darby.”

Wildfires are contaminating drinking water systems, and it’s more widespread than people realize

Drinking water should be assumed to be chemically unsafe until proven otherwise.

Government defends praising tar sands industry figures as COP26 ‘climate champions’

Five of the individuals praised at COP26 event hold senior roles at fossil fuel companies and investors, including the Royal Bank of Canada and Suncor.

Pay a living wage or ‘flip your own damn burgers’: Progressives blast right-wing narrative...

"We do not have a shortage of willing workers in this country. We have a shortage of employers who are willing to pay workers enough to live."

The real problem with Bill Gates and neoliberal optimism

The progressive left needs to confront the fact that plutocratic philanthropists like Gates care much more about preserving the systems that continue to multiply their wealth.