Infrastructure

‘We Will Sue,’ Vow Green Groups After Trump Guts Nation’s Key Environmental Law

A number of environmental protection groups on Wednesday announced their intention to bring the Trump administration to court directly after President Donald Trump announced his finalized plan to roll back the National Environmental Policy Act.  By weakening the 50-year-old law known as NEPA, the president will end the system of thorough environmental impact reviews, which are meant …

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‘More Work to Do’ But ‘Major Step Forward’: Progressives Welcome Biden’s $2 Trillion Green Energy Plan

U.S. environmental and climate activists on Tuesday welcomed presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s “Plan to Build a Modern, Sustainable Infrastructure and an Equitable Clean Energy Future”—a proposal that is notably bolder than what he called for earlier in the primary. “It’s no secret that we’ve been critical of Vice President Biden’s plans and commitments …

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After Dams Fail, Dow Admits Floodwaters in Midland, Michigan ‘Commingling’ With Toxic Chemical Storage Ponds

Floodwaters unleashed by a dam failure in central Michigan have reached a Dow Chemical facility and Superfund site, the company admitted Wednesday, raising the possibility that the flood could turn into a full-fledged environmental catastrophe. At 10:00am EST, Dow announced that “there were flood waters commingling with on-site containment ponds” at its facility. Midland, Michigan …

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