Infrastructure

EPA Warns USPS To Halt $11.3 Billion Gas Truck Contract, Cites Climate

"The Environmental Protection Agency warns Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to halt his plan to replace the aging delivery fleet with thousands of gas-powered vehicles."

"The Biden administration launched a last-minute push Wednesday to derail the U.S. Postal Service’s plan to spend billions of dollars on a new fleet of gasoline-powered delivery trucks, citing the damage the polluting vehicles could inflict on the climate and Americans’ health.

Source: Washington Post, 02/03/2022

Climate, Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Undergird the Ukraine-Russia Standoff

"Russia’s $11 billion natural gas conduit to Germany is a by-product of Donald Trump’s pro-Putin foreign policy—and a real headache for President Biden."

"As tensions simmer on the Ukraine-Russia border, the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has become an emblem of the energy and climate issues underlying the conflict—even though it has yet to deliver a molecule of natural gas.

Source: Inside Climate News, 02/01/2022

"DHS Warns That Right-Wing Extremists Could Attack Power Grid"

"Domestic violent extremists and racially motivated extremists have been developing plans to attack the U.S. electric sector, according to an intelligence bulletin from the Department of Homeland Security that was issued this week and obtained by The Daily Beast."

Source: Daily Beast, 01/26/2022

The Year Ahead Will Spark Abundant Environment News — Both Good and Bad

Even as the climate crisis countdown story continues, a wide range of environment and energy issues are on journalists’ watchlist for the year ahead, per an analysis from our “2022 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment.” The overview looks at 13 key trends to track in 2022 and beyond — including infrastructure, pandemics, environmental justice, energy, chemicals, plastics and, of course, climate.

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January 28, 2022

DEADLINE: Andes-Amazon Mountains and Jungle Reporting Grants

InquireFirst will award $3,000USD and editorial support to a journalist in Latin America for a project on the impact of infrastructure (hydroelectric dams, international highways, mining and energy, etc.) on the biodiversity of the Andes-Amazon region. Deadline is Jan 28, 2022.

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