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Rules target gas emissions

 

 

Policy to shift dollars from road projects to alternate modes of transit

By Noelle Phillips and Jon Murray

The Denver Post

The Colorado Transportation Commission approved new rules Thursday that aim to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases spewed into the air from vehicle traffic in a move that faced opposition from rural areas and criticism from environmentalists...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: December 22, 2021, 5:29 pm

Dear Friends,

 

The historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law signed into law by President Biden last month will make a major investment to upgrade America's electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The plan will invest $7.5 billion nationwide, with a goal of building a nationwide network of 500,000 EV chargers to accelerate the adoption of EVs, reduce emissions, improve air quality, and crea...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: December 22, 2021, 5:25 pm

 

 

By Suman Naishadham and Michael Phillis

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON » The Biden administration took steps Thursday aimed at reducing lead in drinking water, announcing plans to release $2.9 billion in infrastructure bill funds next year for lead pipe removal and to impose stricter rules to limit exposure to the health hazard.

Vice President Kamala Harris made the case for the administr...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: December 22, 2021, 5:21 pm

By Paul Krugman

© The New York Times Co.

Build Back Better — the Biden administration’s effort to create a better future for America — is resting on a political knife edge. It’s anyone’s guess whether it will become law. What we do know is that to make it through Congress, it will have to weather a perfect storm of bad faith, bad logic and bad arithmetic.

First things first: Build Ba...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: December 22, 2021, 5:12 pm

Facing a deadline, panel considers tougher rules on oil, gas operations

By Judith Kohler

The Denver Post

For about five years, Von Bortz and Amy Smith have lived in rural Larimer County on property where they run a sanctuary for farm animals. The location is good: It’s close to Fort Collins and Colorado State University, home to one of the country’s top veterinary schools.

But about 1,200 f...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: December 17, 2021, 8:04 pm

 

 

By Brad Plumer and Hiroko Tabuchi

© The New York Times Co.

In a nation that is deeply split along partisan lines over the pandemic response, racial equity and abortion, add this: gas stoves and furnaces.

This week New York City moved to ban gas hookups in new buildings, joining cities in blue states such as California, Massachusetts and Washington that want to shift homes away from burning...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: December 17, 2021, 7:54 pm

 

 

By Damien Cave

© The New York Times Co.

WEE WAA, AUSTRALIA Â» Two years ago, the fields outside Christina Southwell’s family home near the cotton capital of Australia looked like a dusty, brown desert as drought-fueled wildfires burned to the north and south.

Last week, after record-breaking rains, muddy floodwaters surrounded her, along with the stench of rotting crops. She had been tra...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: December 16, 2021, 4:41 pm

 

 

By Judith Kohler

The Denver Post

Doug Campbell, CEO and cofounder of Solid Power, and about 30 employees were at the Nasdaq MarketSite on Thursday to ring the bell to mark the company going public.

The Louisville-based startup has developed solid-state battery technology for electric vehicles and is expanding into a new production plant. Solid Power completed its merger Tuesday with Decarbo...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: December 16, 2021, 4:38 pm

By Vail Daily

The Interstate 70 corridor has two new carpool apps designed to reduce traffic congestion by connecting drivers and riders headed to Colorado’s ski resorts. The community-oriented platforms feature downloadable apps connecting drivers headed to resorts and various mountain locations with others going to the same destination.

“Increasing the occupancy of vehicles traveling the ...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: December 16, 2021, 4:30 pm

By Rebecca Reynolds

The Associated Press

Near the Tidal Basin in Washington, crews have cleaned grime off the white marble exterior of the Jefferson Memorial and fixed cracked stone to prevent falling debris. At the Statue of Liberty, plans are in the works to waterproof the exterior of the massive stone fort built in 1807 that serves as the monument’s base.

And at New River Gorge in West Vir...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: December 16, 2021, 4:20 pm