Transportation

139 Dems Urge EPA To "Promptly" Let Calif. Set Its Own Auto Standards

"A group of 139 Democratic lawmakers is urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to “promptly” reinstate California’s ability to set its own vehicle emissions standards — which is expected to increase electric vehicle adoption."

Source: The Hill, 07/28/2021

"Biden Mileage Rule To Exceed Obama Climate Goal"

"In a major step against climate change, President Joe Biden is proposing a return to aggressive Obama-era vehicle mileage standards over five years, according to industry and government officials briefed on the plan. He’s then aiming for even tougher anti-pollution rules after that to forcefully reduce greenhouse gas emissions and nudge 40% of U.S. drivers into electric vehicles by decade’s end."

Source: AP, 07/28/2021

"Climate Crisis Turns World’s Subways Into Flood Zones"

"Terrified passengers trapped in flooded subway cars in Zhengzhou, China. Water cascading down stairways into the London Underground. A woman wading through murky, waist-deep water to reach a New York City subway platform. Subway systems around the world are struggling to adapt to an era of extreme weather brought on by climate change."

Source: NYTimes, 07/23/2021

"Infrastructure Vote Fails As Senators Try To Salvage Bipartisan Deal"

"Senate Republicans blocked moving forward on a bipartisan infrastructure bill that’s still being negotiated on Wednesday. Surprisingly, members of the group insist they're unbothered."

Source: Politico, 07/22/2021

Schumer Tees Up Bipartisan Infrastructure Vote After GOPers Urge Delay

"U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Monday he would set a procedural vote on a bipartisan infrastructure package that is a key part of Democratic President Joe Biden's agenda for Wednesday, increasing pressure on negotiators as they struggled with ways to pay for the cost of the measure."

Source: Reuters, 07/20/2021
July 13, 2021

An Evening With Miles O’Brien

Join the Poynter Institute to learn what’s next in aviation’s race against climate change during an engaging, virtual Q&A with PBS NewsHour’s chief science correspondent, award-winning independent journalist and accomplished pilot Miles O’Brien. 7-8 p.m. ET.

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Corpus Christi Black Neighbors Feel Like They Are in a ‘Sacrifice Zone’

"Boxed in by refineries, oil tanks, an interstate highway and a bridge under construction, the people are left in a hollowed-out neighborhood and a broken community."

Source: Inside Climate News, 07/07/2021

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