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It's the latest turn of the screw for a project that has depended on the occupant in the White House.
The New York Times
June 2, 2021, 11am PDT
Mining jobs needed to produce the metals for processing into battery parts used to build electric vehicles in America will not be developed in the U.S. but in Australia, Brazil and Canada, mainly to avoid battles with environmentalists.
Reuters
May 25, 2021, 9am PDT
After determining the size and scope of President Biden's infrastructure package, the next biggest challenge is determining how to pay for it. The partisan divide is steep, but Roll Call exposes division within the Democrats' ranks.
Roll Call
May 24, 2021, 12pm PDT
The country cannot hope to achieve its goals for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions without fundamentally rethinking its land use and development patterns, according to this article.
Brookings
May 23, 2021, 9am PDT
The Biden administration announced late last week that they would reduce the spending proposed in the American Jobs Plan from $2.25 trillion to $1.7 trillion, although there is some question about the true significance of those changes.
Politico
May 19, 2021, 5am PDT
The USDOT secretary is making big promises, but an entrenched system makes it difficult to implement long-lasting, systemic change.
Governing
May 9, 2021, 11am PDT
The Biden administration released its preliminary report on a plan to conserve 30 percent of the nation's lands and waters by 2030, one big, ambitious component of the administration's climate plans.
The Washington Post
May 4, 2021, 12pm PDT
So much for vaccines enabling the U.S. to achieve the cherished goal of herd immunity for COVID-19. It is becoming increasingly clear to many public health experts that likely will not happen, according to a New York Times global health reporter.
The New York Times
May 3, 2021, 11am PDT
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has rolled back Trump administration reductions of auto emission standards enacted by the Trump administration, and is taking first steps toward a new emissions agreement with automakers.
The Washington Post
April 27, 2021, 11am PDT
The effects of climate change are already cutting deeply into the lifeblood of the U.S. West—the Colorado River.
Arizona Republic
April 27, 2021, 8am PDT
The Biden administration plans to expand the federal housing voucher program, which currently provides rental assistance to 2.3 million U.S. households.
Next City
April 25, 2021, 7am PDT
Of the $568 billion in spending proposed by the "Republican Roadmap," $299 billion would go to infrastructure for cars.
Bloomberg
April 22, 2021, 12pm PDT
At the "Leaders Summit on Climate" today, President Joe Biden has pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the United States by 50-52 percent from 2005 levels by the year 2030.
USA Today
April 22, 2021, 10am PDT
The 'light at the end of the tunnel' has become brighter after the vaccination rate tripled since President Biden took office. According to an analysis, a vaccination enthusiasm tipping point will be reached in 2-4 weeks that could dim the light.
Kaiser Family Foundation
April 22, 2021, 8am PDT
The American Planning Association has a breakdown of the massive $2 trillion jobs plan that would change the course of federal infrastructure policy.
American Planning Association
April 21, 2021, 9am PDT
Details on a proposed change of definition for Metropolitan Statistical Areas that would greatly expand the area of the country deemed rural.
The Washington Post
April 21, 2021, 7am PDT
Cities around the country are making big plans for economic relief funding from the federal government.
The Washington Post
April 20, 2021, 8am PDT
The Biden administration must combine increased funding with policies that mandate and encourage transit-oriented planning.
Bloomberg CityLab
April 18, 2021, 5am PDT
The pendulum swings on federal fair housing law.
Bloomberg CityLab
April 15, 2021, 7am PDT
Supporters of the Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority argue that a new train could spur economic development and provide a valuable service for the state's non-driving residents.
High Country News