Infrastructure

Lukashenko Warns Europe: Sanction Us Again And We Could Cut Gas Supply

"Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko opened another potential front against Europe on Thursday, threatening to choke off gas supplies amid a deepening crisis that has brought migrants surging to E.U. borders and Western leaders planning to retaliate with more sanctions."

Source: Washington Post, 11/12/2021

Benton Harbor Residents Sue City, State Over Lead In Water

"A group of Benton Harbor residents filed a federal class action lawsuit Wednesday against city and state officials, saying they didn’t do enough to protect them against lead in some of the city’s drinking water."

Source: St. Joseph Herald-Palladium, 11/12/2021

"New Database Shows Hundreds Of Contaminants Detected in US Tap Water"

"Since 2019, more than 320 toxic substances have been detected in U.S. drinking water systems, according to a new analysis by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit environmental advocacy organization."

Source: EHN, 11/10/2021

"EPA To Begin Testing Water At 300 Benton Harbor Homes"

"Officials with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will soon start testing the water in 300 homes in a Michigan city where there’s been a lead crisis to check certified filters given area residents by the state to remove lead from the drinking water."

Source: AP, 11/09/2021

Infrastructure Bill Makes 1st Major US Investment in Climate Resilience

"The $1 trillion infrastructure bill now headed to President Biden’s desk includes the largest amount of money ever spent by the United States to prepare the nation to withstand the devastating impacts of climate change."

Source: NYTimes, 11/08/2021

"Michigan City With Lead In Water Ordered To Fix Water Plant"

"A Michigan city [Benton Harbor] that is urging residents not to drink tap water failed to timely warn people about high levels of lead and must make improvements at the water plant, federal regulators said Tuesday after an inspection revealed a variety of problems."

Source: AP, 11/04/2021

"Avangrid Power Line Rejection Deals Blow to Emissions Goals"

"The $1 billion, 145-mile-long transmission line project from Avangrid Inc. had secured permits, survived years of legal challenges, and fulfilled the White House’s national clean energy goals. On Tuesday, about 60% Maine voters didn’t see what was in it for them and rejected the partially built project."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 11/04/2021

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