Stories tagged "clean water"

July 30, 2019

Clean Water Emerging as A Top Tier Campaign Issue

Last week, Senators Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand made safe drinking water a key environmental plank in their campaigns.  Harris promised to work for passage of her “Water Justice Act” that would invest nearly $220 billion in clean and safe drinking water...

July 12, 2019

This is an excerpt of an Op/Ed that was first published in The Washington Post.  It is reprinted with their permission.   Monica Medina, an adjunct professor in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, is an independent consultant and co-founder and...

June 26, 2019

Trump Administration Continues to Undermine U.S. Climate Progress

In a series of actions over the last two weeks, the Trump Administration continues to reverse U.S. government rules and programs that had been contributing to U.S. progress on the climate crisis.  In addition to the rule they proposed that benefits coal power plants...

April 30, 2019

Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s South Bend Sewer Fixes Made Cheaper by IOT

Yesterday the President and the Democrats agreed to work on a plan to spend $2 Trillion on badly needed green (and other) infrastructure projects. We know that if it were ever to happen, there would be more worthwhile projects than money to pay for them. Currently,...

April 29, 2019

Dems Insist on Dealing With Climate Change In Infrastructure Package

The Democratic leaders of Congress are expected to meet with President Trump today to talk about infrastructure legislation and will make clear that no infrastructure spending bill will move through Congress without significant funding for climate change resilience,...

March 28, 2019

Drinking Water Woes Spread

The midwestern floods are responsible for a new threat to drinking water supplies, according to the Associated Press the flooding could contaminate more than 1 million private water wells.  The National Ground Water Association, a trade group for the industry that...