Infrastructure

Infrastructure Bill Makes 1st Major US Investment in Climate Resilience

"The $1 trillion infrastructure bill now headed to President Biden’s desk includes the largest amount of money ever spent by the United States to prepare the nation to withstand the devastating impacts of climate change."

Source: NYTimes, 11/08/2021

"Michigan City With Lead In Water Ordered To Fix Water Plant"

"A Michigan city [Benton Harbor] that is urging residents not to drink tap water failed to timely warn people about high levels of lead and must make improvements at the water plant, federal regulators said Tuesday after an inspection revealed a variety of problems."

Source: AP, 11/04/2021

"Avangrid Power Line Rejection Deals Blow to Emissions Goals"

"The $1 billion, 145-mile-long transmission line project from Avangrid Inc. had secured permits, survived years of legal challenges, and fulfilled the White House’s national clean energy goals. On Tuesday, about 60% Maine voters didn’t see what was in it for them and rejected the partially built project."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 11/04/2021

"Manchin Complicates Reconciliation Passage Timeline"

"After days of silence and muddy messaging, Sen. Joe Manchin has made his position known on the $1.7 trillion social and climate spending framework unveiled last week: He’s not ready to support it — and it’s not clear whether or when he will be."

Source: E&E News, 11/02/2021
November 19, 2021

Offshore Wind Energy on California’s Central Coast: What You Need to Know

The federal government wants to open 399 square miles of the Pacific Ocean along California’s Central Coast to floating offshore wind turbine development. The (San Luis Obispo) Tribune will hold a Live Q&A with a panel of experts to discuss this issue. 3:00-4:30 p.m. ET.

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November 11, 2021 to November 13, 2021

Between Worlds: Emergence in an Emergency

The Bioneers 2021 virtual conference features best-selling authors, MacArthur "geniuses," Goldman Prize recipients and others to discuss connections and projects drawing on Indigenous and nature-based knowledge to bridge the space between the world as it is, and what it could be. Also included: interactive sessions. 

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"White House Sets Climate Spending At Up To $555 Billion"

"The White House has told allies in Congress that climate change programs in Democrats' spending bill will range between $500 billion and $555 billion, according to four sources familiar with the negotiations."

Source: Politico, 10/27/2021

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