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Lake Mead Falls To Record-Low Level, Milestone In Colorado River Crisis

"Lake Mead has declined to its lowest level since the reservoir was filled in the 1930s following the construction of Hoover Dam, marking a new milestone for the water-starved Colorado River in a downward spiral that shows no sign of letting up."

Source: Arizona Republic, 06/11/2021

New Infrastructure Proposal Faces Dem Resistance, Calls For End To Talks

"Liberal Senate Democrats are unloading on a bipartisan group of senators working on an infrastructure deal, warning that the effort to win GOP backing could erode support on the left -- underscoring the stiff resistance the negotiators face in shepherding the proposal through a narrowly divided Congress."

Source: CNN, 06/11/2021

Red States Warn of ‘Collusive’ Tactics by Biden in Kids' Climate Case

"Republican-led states want a seat at the table as the Biden administration discusses settlement options in a novel climate case led by a group of children and young adults. Alabama and 16 other states on Tuesday moved to intervene in Juliana v. United States, also known as the kids’ climate case, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 06/10/2021

IG: Park Police Didn’t Clear Lafayette Square Protesters For Trump Visit

"When the U.S. Park Police led law enforcement officers into a crowd of mostly peaceful protesters outside Lafayette Square on June 1, 2020, including officers equipped with chemical irritants and officers on horseback, they did so as part of a plan made days earlier to build a fence around the park to protect officers, not to facilitate the visit minutes later by President Donald Trump to a nearby church, an inspector general’s report released Wednesday concluded."

Source: Washington Post, 06/10/2021

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