#InfrastructureWeek No Longer a Joke After Bipartisan Agreement

#InfrastructureWeek No Longer a Joke After Bipartisan Agreement

Yesterday, a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators met with President Biden to reach a deal on a $1.2 trillion infrastructure framework. The bulk of the funds will be put toward transportation and “traditional” infrastructure such as bridges, roads, transit systems, and passenger rail. The remainder of the funds will be spent on other infrastructure such […]

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Rethinking Urban Freeways with Rep. Nikema Williams click button

Rethinking Urban Freeways with Rep. Nikema Williams

The American Jobs Plan is an unmissable moment for communities across the country to address the legacy of urban freeways and set a new course for a more equitable future. It’s absolutely critical that as we begin to reimagine and build the transportation infrastructure of the 21st century that we do not repeat the mistakes […]

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Damaged Bridge Halts 1,000 Barges Carrying Agricultural Exports

Damaged Bridge Halts 1,000 Barges Carrying Agricultural Exports

In another sign of America’s aging and vulnerable infrastructure, last Thursday a crack in a bridge over the Mississippi river halted hundreds of cargo ships along the nation’s most significant route for agricultural exports, not to mention that the bridge was shut down to auto traffic causing huge backups on I-40 in Tennessee. 

Why This Matters: First the Colonial pipeline and now this — our nation’s infrastructure is in need of bolstering.

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Colonial Pipeline is Back Up and Running, EPA Issues Waivers to Stabilize Markets

Colonial Pipeline is Back Up and Running, EPA Issues Waivers to Stabilize Markets

Colonial Pipeline announced Wednesday evening that it would relaunch after it was shut down for five days due to a cyberattack. Still, shortages in the southeast linger, and environmental advocates worry that an easing of regulations on fuel vapor restrictions may do more harm than good. 

Why This Matters: The Colonial incident highlights two significant issues facing the U.S. energy sector.

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Hackers Shut Down Major Pipeline, Raising Concerns for Clean Energy Companies

Hackers Shut Down Major Pipeline, Raising Concerns for Clean Energy Companies

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Colonial Pipeline Co., known as the “jugular” of America’s oil pipeline infrastructure, has become the latest victim of increasing cyberattacks. On Friday, the company’s systems were shut down by a ransomware attack, bringing the pipeline to a standstill for four days. Although the disruption has yet to impact oil prices, experts worry that […]

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Explain It To Me: Green Jobs with Third Way’s John Milko click button

Explain It To Me: Green Jobs with Third Way’s John Milko

We’re launching a new series to help explain a lot of the terms and concepts that are trending right now. We’re in a period of green transitions, investments in infrastructure, EVs, AVs, nature-based solutions, etc, etc. With this series, we want to ask the experts to break these issues down for us and provide a […]

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