Transportation

"House Passes $3.5 Trillion Budget Plan for Vast Expansion of Safety Net"

"A divided House on Tuesday approved a $3.5 trillion budget blueprint that would pave the way for a vast expansion of social safety net and climate programs, as Democrats overcame sharp internal rifts to advance a critical piece of President Biden’s ambitious domestic agenda."

Source: NYTimes, 08/25/2021

What Will Happen To Millions Of Retired Electric Car Batteries?

"A tsunami of electric vehicles is expected in rich countries, as car companies and governments pledge to ramp up their numbers – there are predicted be 145m on the roads by 2030. But while electric vehicles can play an important role in reducing emissions, they also contain a potential environmental timebomb: their batteries."

Source: Guardian, 08/23/2021

Democrats Spar This Week Over $3.5 Trillion Budget Plan

"House Democrats are preparing to take the first steps Monday toward adopting a roughly $3.5 trillion spending plan that would enable sweeping changes to the nation’s health care, education and tax laws, but new rifts among party lawmakers threaten to stall the package’s swift advance."

Source: Washington Post, 08/23/2021

"Senate Approves Bipartisan, $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill"

"The Senate on Tuesday approved a roughly $1 trillion proposal to improve the nation’s roads, bridges, pipes, ports and Internet connections, advancing a historic burst in federal spending after years of failed attempts on Capitol Hill to invest anew in the country’s aging infrastructure."

Source: Washington Post, 08/11/2021

"Carmakers’ EV Pledge Gives Burned Environmentalists Deja Vu"

"The chief executives of the world’s biggest automakers gathered with President Barack Obama at the Washington Convention Center in 2011 to announce they had agreed to double the average fuel economy of their vehicles to 54.5 miles per gallon -- the largest increase in history."

Source: Bloomberg Green, 08/10/2021

"Senate Poised to Pass Infrastructure Deal, Then Turn to Dem Budget"

"The Senate is expected on Tuesday to pass a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, capping off weeks of intense negotiations and debate over the largest federal investment in the nation’s aging public works system in more than a decade."

Source: NYTimes, 08/10/2021

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