"Renewable-Rich States Push Feds to End Electricity Grid Logjam"

"A $2.5 billion, 550-mile power line designed to transport 4,500 megawatts of wind-generated clean electricity from rural New Mexico to cities like Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Las Vegas hungry for zero-carbon energy seemed ahead of its time."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 06/16/2022

"Aging Dams Could Soon Benefit From $7B Federal Loan Program"

"Eight years after Congress created the program, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking a first step toward offering more than $7 billion of federally backed loans to repair aging dams owned by states, local governments and private entities across the U.S."

Source: AP, 06/14/2022

Unpacking Bipartisan Infrastructure Law With Data … But Not Databases

As funding from the U.S. government’s massive infrastructure bill starts to get spent, big swaths of it on environmental-related concerns, Reporter’s Toolbox points to a problem for journalists covering it  — there appears to be no single database to help track the money. But for intrepid reporters, various data sources are out there to help tell the story.

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