Railroad Merger Could Link All of North America and Lower Emissions

Railroad Merger Could Link All of North America and Lower Emissions

A $29 billion merger between two of North America’s biggest railroad companies could connect Canada, the U.S., and Mexico by rail for the first time. Canadian Pacific is buying Kansas City Southern, creating about 20,000 miles of continent-spanning tracks.

Why this Matters: Increasing the connectivity of rail networks is a “compelling opportunity to take trucks off the road,” as Canadian Pacific’s chief executive told the New York Times.

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Selling The Great American Build

Selling The Great American Build

WATCH: @GovWhitmer knows that we do not have to choose between a healthy environment and a healthy economy. It's time to #BuildBackBetter with bold investments in infrastructure that create millions of clean energy jobs. 👷🏾‍♀️ https://t.co/khzqZeQ5ZA #GreatAmericanBuild pic.twitter.com/BcQbi4gfjg — LCV – League of Conservation Voters (@LCVoters) March 17, 2021 This week, environmental groups, Climate Power, […]

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Passenger Rail Could Be The Winner of a Biden Infrastructure Bill

Passenger Rail Could Be The Winner of a Biden Infrastructure Bill

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer While working to pass a COVID relief package through both houses of Congress, the Biden administration is simultaneously working on its next priority legislative package: a much-awaited $2T infrastructure bill.  One of the anticipated winners of this bill could be passenger rail, as President Biden has said he wants […]

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Clean energy, justice, and salmon: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in the Northwest

Clean energy, justice, and salmon: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in the Northwest

By Bob Irvin, President and CEO, American Rivers A vision is emerging in the Pacific Northwest that would not only save iconic salmon, but boost clean energy and vital infrastructure, and honor treaties with Northwest tribes — revitalizing an entire region and building resilience in the face of climate change. Salmon in the Pacific Northwest […]

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Greener Infrastructure and Fuel-Efficient Cars Are Widely Popular With the Public

Greener Infrastructure and Fuel-Efficient Cars Are Widely Popular With the Public

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer In Pete Buttigieg’s confirmation hearing for Secretary of Transportation yesterday, he called out the “generational opportunity” at this moment to align our national infrastructure with climate goals. The American public is behind him.  According to a recent survey by Yale’s Climate Change Communications Center, 68% of registered voters support […]

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Interview with Jason Bordoff, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University click button

Interview with Jason Bordoff, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University

This week, we sat down with Jason Bordoff, who served on the National Security Council staff in the Obama Administration and then founded the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University.

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