"White House: Biden Imposes Flood Standard After Stumbling The First Time"

"When Biden issued an expansive day one executive order on climate change and public health, it included a little-noticed provision that intended to reinstate a flood-mitigation policy that President Obama had established in 2015 and President Trump revoked in 2017."

Source: E&E News, 05/25/2021

"It’s Crunch Time and Biden’s Climate Gambit Faces Steep Hurdles"

"The linchpin of President Biden’s climate plan faces a perilous path through the Congress, as scientists say nations must move now to aggressively reduce the pollution that is heating the planet and the United States is trying to reassert a leadership role in that global effort."

Source: NYTimes, 05/25/2021

Biden Holds Firm On Climate Provisions In Infrastructure Counterproposal

"President Biden is holding firm on energy and climate provisions in the White House infrastructure proposal but has expressed a willingness to cut some research and development funds, according to a memo to Senate Environment Committee ranking member Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) obtained by The Hill."

Source: The Hill, 05/24/2021

"Electricity: Documents Reveal Natural Gas Chaos In Texas Blackouts"

"Texas' electricity leaders were deeply focused on natural gas shortages days before blackouts crippled the state in February and plunged the state's power industry into chaos, according to documents obtained by E&E News."

Source: E&E News, 05/21/2021

"White House, GOP Infrastructure Talks Hit Crucial Stage"

"Negotiations between the White House and Senate Republicans over President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan are hitting a crucial stage ahead of talks Friday after the latest GOP offer left some dismay in the administration that there wasn’t more movement off the Republicans’ initial $568 billion proposal."

Source: AP, 05/21/2021

Ready for Climate Change-Induced Grid Blackouts Along With Heat Waves?

Climate change can mean doubling down on disasters, such as a combination of widespread power outages with the kind of extreme heat that kills. The latest TipSheet explores why such simultaneous disasters are so dangerous, where they’ve happened already, why they are increasingly likely to happen again and how to prepare to cover them in your area.

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