British Columbia had 87 high-risk dams with “significant deficiencies" in 2020, according to an audit released on Tuesday that warned the provincial government was not doing enough to ensure dams were safe.
Senate Democrats yesterday shrugged off criticism from Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chair Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) about their $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation plan, instead signaling they are continuing to work on the bill's sweeping climate goals.
The federal government could soon invest more money into developing greener train technology. A Senate bill introduced by Pennsylvania Democrat Bob Casey would offer $600 million in grants to companies and universities like Wabtec and Carnegie Mellon University.
Inspired by the New Deal-era Civilian Conservation Corps, President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats are pushing for a modern counterpart: a Civilian Climate Corps that would create hundreds of thousands of jobs building trails, restoring streams and helping prevent catastrophic wildfires.
The widespread destruction left by Hurricane Ida after the storm plowed into Louisiana and headed up the East Coast made one thing clear: There’s more work to be done in building a resilient power grid.
Shaken by haunting images of surging rivers, flooded roads and subways and other damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida, lawmakers from both parties are vowing to upgrade the nation's aging infrastructure network.