Infrastructure

After Months Of Work, Senators Unveil $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

"U.S. senators introduced a sweeping $1-trillion bipartisan plan to invest in roads, bridges, ports, high-speed internet and other infrastructure, with some predicting the chamber could pass this week the largest public works legislation in decades."

Source: Reuters, 08/02/2021

Trudeau Adds $5.2 Billion Bailout For Beleaguered Muskrat Falls Hydro Dam

"Ahead of a likely federal election, the Liberals committed to covering the vast majority of cost overruns for the controversial $13.1 billion megaproject, which has faced staunch opposition from local Indigenous communities and environmental organizations".

Source: The Narwhal, 07/30/2021

"Forgotten Oil And Gas Wells Linger, Leaking Toxic Chemicals"

"CRANE, Texas — Rusted pipes litter the sandy fields of Ashley Williams Watt’s cattle ranch in windswept West Texas. The corroded skeletons are all that remain of hundreds of abandoned oil wells that were drilled long before her family owned the land."

Source: AP, 07/30/2021

Recycling Myth: Big Oil’s Solution For Plastic Waste Littered With Failure

"In early 2018, residents of Boise, Idaho were told by city officials that a breakthrough technology could transform their hard-to-recycle plastic waste into low-polluting fuel. The program, backed by Dow Inc, one of the world’s biggest plastics producers, was hailed locally as a greener alternative to burying it in the county landfill."

Source: Reuters, 07/30/2021

Multiple Failures Found After Massive Sewage Spill Into Santa Monica Bay

"Multiple failures in communication between Los Angeles city and county agencies delayed crucial public warnings and a full emergency response to a massive sewage discharge earlier this month at the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant, according to a report obtained by The Times that was discussed Tuesday by county officials."

Source: LA Times, 07/29/2021

"Democrats Call Infrastructure Bill a Down Payment on Climate"

"The  $1 trillion infrastructure deal reached by a bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday would make a significant down payment on President Biden’s ambitious environmental agenda, including the first federal expenditure on electric vehicle charging stations and the largest investment in public transit and clean water systems in the nation’s history."

Source: NYTimes, 07/29/2021

"Can Retrofitting Dams for Hydro Provide a Green Energy Boost?"

"With the era of building big dams over in the U.S., a growing number of existing dams are being modified to produce hydropower. These projects, advocates say, avoid the damaging impacts of new dams and could generate enough renewable electricity for several million homes."

Source: YaleE360, 07/28/2021

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