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Forest Lightning

Inside the Interior Department's Review of National Monuments

The fate of 26 national monuments hangs in the balance, as the Interior Department holds a review process. Public comment is open until July 10.

May 19, 2017 - CNBC

Oregon Voters Support LNG Export Facility

A proposed $7.5 billion facility to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Oregon's south coast received a resounding vote of support on Tuesday from Coos County voters who rejected a ballot measure that would have banned its construction.

May 18, 2017 - Oregon Public Broadcasting

President Obama

Op-Ed: Obama's Weak Climate Change Legacy

David Bookbinder argues that the Obama Administration dragged its feet on climate change, only implementing last-minute actions that will be easy to reverse.

May 18, 2017 - Vox


Uber App to Share Transit Departure Times

Uber recently announced a feature that could appease transit advocates concerned about the encroachment of transportation network companies on transit ridership.

May 18, 2017 - The Verge


Inadequate Diesel Vehicle Testing Results in 38,000 Global Fatalities Annually

While the study stems from research that found Volkswagen diesel cars had used 'defeat devices' to pass emissions tests, the new study points to inadequacies in the tests themselves, resulting in 50 percent higher pollution than testing permits.

May 17, 2017 - The International Council on Clean Transportation

Drinking Water

The Sorry State of U.S. Water Infrastructure

Water bills are going up because pipes put in shortly after World War II are in need of repair and replacement all over the country, and federal funding for water is shrinking.

May 17, 2017 - Vox

President of the United States

Mayoral Group to Work on Infrastructure with President Trump

The U.S. Conference of Mayors, eager to work with the White House on promised legislation regarding infrastructure, has created a task force to work with President Trump.

May 16, 2017 - The Hill

No Walking

The (Irrational) Criminalization of Walking

Why people don't walk much anymore and what we can do about it.

May 16, 2017 - PlaceShakers

Hurricane Sandy

Mapping the Future of Extreme Weather Events

The ability to predict severe weather events would be a huge benefit to planners, preparing for a new era of resilience. A new study sheds new light on how much rain we can expect, and where, on a warmer planet.

May 16, 2017 - MIT News

Donald Trump

Trump Looks to Saudis to Help Finance Infrastructure Plan

President Trump will take his first trip abroad on Friday to Saudi Arabia, where he hopes to secure a $40 billion investment for his $1 trillion infrastructure plan. At home, Trump's plan was rebuffed by Texas legislators.

May 16, 2017 - Bloomberg Politics

Threats and Opportunities for Low-Income Community Development Investment

Community development finance institutions (CDFIs) have tapped into the bond market, and the potential for investment is huge, but the Trump Administration could erase the progress of CDFIs.

May 15, 2017 - ImpactAlpha

Downtown Flint Michigan along Saginaw Street

25 Best Examples of Innovative Government Programs

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University will award $100,000 to a grand price winner for the Innovations in American Government Awards.

May 15, 2017 - Harvard Kennedy School

new York City

Looking Back at 30 Years of the 'America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places' List

On the 30th anniversary of the annual "America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places," the National Trust for Historic Preservation took a look back at the successes of years past.

May 14, 2017 - CityLab

Ghost Bike

Op-Ed: 'Share the Road' PSAs Aren't Enough to End Bike Fatalities

An op-ed wonders when enough bike fatalities will be enough.

May 14, 2017 - The Orange County Register

Supreme Court Statue

Signs of Life from the Fair Housing Act

The Fair Housing Act, considered under threat by the Trump Administration and the Republican majority in Congress, still has power, but cities have long road ahead to prove bans liable for harms caused by predatory and discriminatory lending.

May 14, 2017 - Miami Herald

Suburban House

Millennials Leading a Decline in Car Ownership in Some U.S. Cities

The young and the recently arrived in Seattle are less and less likely to own a car, according to new Seattle Times analysis of Census data.

May 13, 2017 - The Seattle Times


Congress Fails to Roll Back Obama-Era Methane Emissions Rule

Current events that have nothing to do with the environment but everything to do with politics might have caused the defeat of a bill to overturn an Obama-era rule designed to reduce methane emissions on federal lands.

May 12, 2017 - The Washington Post


Study: The Quality of Bike Infrastructure Matters

Another study shows what should be obvious by now: the higher quality the bike infrastructure, the better the results in terms of safety and mode choice.

May 12, 2017 - American Journal Of Public Health


The Most Dangerous Highway in Each State

Florida is infamous for the lack of safety on its roads. A new interactive graphic of the nation's most dangerous highways does nothing to dispel that reputation.

May 12, 2017 - Geotab

Funny Girl

Friday Fun: A Playlist of Transit Oriented Tunes

This one's for the straphangers.

May 12, 2017 - CityLab

Assistant/Associate Planner

Bossier City - Parish MPC

Principal Planner – Advanced Plans

Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Department

Planning Officer

City of Bangor

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