Infrastructure

"How Arizona Stands Between Tribes and Their Water"

"As it negotiates water rights with tribes, Arizona goes to unique lengths to extract concessions that limit tribes’ opportunities for growth and economic development, according to a ProPublica and High Country News investigation."

Source: ProPublica/HCN, 06/15/2023

"Beyond the Yuck Factor: Cities Turn to ‘Extreme’ Water Recycling"

"San Francisco is at the forefront of a movement to recycle wastewater from commercial buildings, homes, and neighborhoods and use it for toilets and landscaping. This decentralized approach, proponents say, will drive down demand in an era of increasing water scarcity."

Source: YaleE360, 06/14/2023

"Europe's Biggest Nuclear Plant - At Centre Of A War Zone And Dam Breach"

"A disastrous breach in Ukraine's huge Kakhovka dam has further stoked alarm over the safety of the nearby Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, which has for months been a target of shelling due to its proximity to military front lines."

Source: Reuters, 06/14/2023

"The Revolving Door At Public Utilities Commissions? It’s Alive And Well"

"If the words “public utilities commission” put you to sleep, you’re not alone. These are the government agencies that regulate utilities — companies that supply us with electricity, gas, water and more. All 50 states have them — and as boring as they sound, their work affects our daily lives."

Source: LA Times, 06/09/2023

"Pres. Biden Announces $115 Million For Jackson, Mississippi, Water Crisis"

"President Joe Biden is awarding $115 million to support needed investments to rebuild Jackson, Mississippi’s water infrastructure, theGrio is first to report. The federal dollars are part of $600 million in appropriations funding approved by Congress last year."

Source: theGrio, 06/07/2023

Climate Activists Crash Event Featuring Manchin, Chanting ‘Dirty Deal’

"Climate activists interrupted an event with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Tuesday, shouting “dirty deal,” as he began discussing the Mountain Valley pipeline deal he secured in the recent debt-ceiling agreement."

Source: The Hill, 06/07/2023

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