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In her first official tweet as Secretary of Interior, Deb Haaland said, “Thank you@POTUS Biden and@VP Harris. I am honored and ready to work. I look forward to tackling some of the nation’s most pressing issues with @Interior so that future generations can enjoy our public lands and waters for years to come.” As she walked into her office, Secretary Haaland must have been struck by the portraits of some of her predecessors that hang on the walls in the entry corridor. They have not always been so good to Native Americans.
She made a fashion and a political statement by wearing a traditional Native American skirt and moccasins to her swearing-in yesterday — in order to both honor and call attention to her heritage. Her first order of business — to begin to undo some of the damage done when the prior administration removed protections on Native American cultural and historic sites.
The Biden administration is hoping to move the United States into the electric vehicle era through massive investments in incentives to get EVs on the road as well as the build-out of 500,000 EV charging stations across the country. Yet this revolution is reliant upon Americans making the switch to EVs in mass numbers. As […]
Recently, Transportation for America’s Director Beth Osborne sat down to speak with former Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx (now, Chief Policy Officer at Lyft) about how a massive investment in infrastructure can address inequality and provide innovative transportation solutions for a multitude of communities. From micro mobility, to reassessing freeways, and the expansion of public transit, […]
This week we sat down with Congressman Ted Lieu who represents California’s 33rd Congressional district. His district also happens to be one of the most climate-vulnerable regions in the nation where wildfires, extreme heat, and sea-level rise are creating conditions that necessitate comprehensive climate action from the federal government. More specifically, the Congressman told us […]
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