Infrastructure

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

Canadian Governments Spent $23 Billion Supporting 3 Pipelines Since 2018

"A new report finds Canadian governments have provided billions to support pipelines — none of which have been completed to date — even as experts worry pipelines themselves undermine progress on climate goals".

Source: The Narwhal, 07/07/2021

Oil Firm's Plan To Abandon 1,700 Gulf Wells Risks 'Environmental Disaster'

"A Houston oil company that grew into one of the largest producers in the Gulf of Mexico before going bust last year is planning to abandon hundreds of oil wells and pipelines it acquired over the last decade, potentially adding to the fast-growing tangle of neglected oil and gas infrastructure off the Louisiana coast."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 07/06/2021

House, Setting Marker for Talks, Passes $715 Billion Infrastructure Bill

"The House on Thursday laid down its marker for this month’s infrastructure negotiations, approving a five-year, $715 billion transportation and drinking water bill that would do more to combat climate change than the Senate’s bipartisan measure embraced by President Biden."

Source: NYTimes, 07/02/2021

WH Says Bipartisan Deal Will Get Rid Of All Of The Country's Lead Pipes

"The bipartisan infrastructure agreement reached last week will get rid of all of the country's lead pipes and service lines, according to a new White House memo, but it's not clear how long it will take."

Source: The Hill, 06/30/2021

"Pacific Northwest Bakes Under Once-In-A-Millennium Heat Dome"

"The heat wave baking the U.S. Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, Canada, is of an intensity never recorded by modern humans. By one measure it is more rare than a once in a 1,000 year event — which means that if you could live in this particular spot for 1,000 years, you'd likely only experience a heat dome like this once, if ever."

Source: CBS News, 06/29/2021

AOC, Bowman Join Protesters at White House Demanding Climate Action

"New York Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jamaal Bowman joined progressive activists for a protest outside the White House on Monday to demand that President Biden’s infrastructure plan prioritizes the fight against climate change, signaling he could run into resistance from members of his own party as he focuses on passing a bipartisan bill through Congress."

Source: NY Daily News, 06/29/2021

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