New Laws Require All New Roofs To Contain Solar Panels Or Green Space

By Rose Adams, Brooklynpaper.com -

Two laws requiring new property owners to build solar panels or green spaces on their roofs went into effect on Nov. 15 — marking a major step towards Brooklyn’s environmental sustainability, [...]

2 million Americans Don’t Have Access To Running Water And Basic Plumbing

By Meera Jagannathan, Marketwatch.com -

More than 2 million people in the U.S. lack running water and basic indoor plumbing, according to a new report by the human-rights nonprofit DigDeep and the nonprofit U.S. Water Alliance — and [...]

Why Fiber Is Vastly Superior To Cable And 5G

By Bennett Cyphers and Ernesto Falcon, Eff.org -

The United States, its states, and its local governments are in dire need of universal fiber plans. Major telecom carriers such as AT&T and Verizon have discontinued their fiber-to-the-home [...]

Minneapolis Pilots ‘Mobility Hubs’

By Katie Pyzyk, Smartcitiesdive.com -

The idea of a mobility hub is not new, but at the same time it has not yet gained mainstream implementation. A German project manager is credited with devising the first integrated mobility hub [...]

Newark Water Coalition Takes Struggle Against Lead Pipes Statewide

By Newark Water Coalition, Popular Resistance. -

Over the past few months, the Newark Water Coalition has tirelessly been advocating for residents of Newark and taking action to spread awareness of the Lead Water Crisis. What started as a small [...]

Study Strongly Supports Public Banking To Finance Infrastructure

By The Public Banking Institute. -

In honor of the Bank of North Dakota’s centennial anniversary, here is an excellent academic report from Cornell University that includes a detailed case study of BND’s 2015 Infrastructure Loan [...]

If You Pave It, They Will Come

By Pete Tucker, Fair.org -

As world leaders gathered in Poland for the UN climate conference, the Washington Post threw its support behind a $9 billion plan to add over 100 miles of toll lanes to Maryland highways in the [...]

“Pretty Much a Failure”: HUD Inspections Pass Dangerous Apartments Filled With Rats, Roaches And Toxic Mold

By Molly Parker, Propublica.org -

In the winter of 2017, a toddler was rushed to the emergency room after swallowing rodent poison inside her family’s unit at the federally subsidized Clay Arsenal Renaissance Apartments in [...]

Blackstone, BlackRock Or A Public Bank?

By Ellen Brown, Web of Debt. -

California needs over $700 billion in infrastructure during the next decade. Where will this money come from? The $1.5 trillion infrastructure initiative unveiled by President Trump in February [...]

China’s State Bank Explains Why Their Infrastructure Grows And US Crumbles

By Ellen Brown, Truthdig.com -

“One Belt, One Road,” China’s $1 trillion infrastructure initiative, is a massive undertaking involving highways, pipelines, transmission lines, ports, power stations, fiber optics and railroads [...]

Corporations Profiting From Water Infrastructure Crisis

By Elizabeth Nussbaumer, Foodandwaterwatch.org -

Here are some numbers to start. In 2014, 64 percent of bottled water was, essentially, filtered tap water -- up from 51.8 percent in 2009.  From 2010 to 2014, total federal funding for public [...]

Warning: Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Will Make It Harder To Fight Pipelines

By Jessica Corbett, Commondreams.org -

As green groups continue to denounce the Trump administration's recently unveiled infrastructure plan as a "scam" that's designed to keep the nation trapped in its "dirty and destructive past," [...]

Climate Change Strikes U.S. Military Bases

By Alex Kirby, Truthdig.com -

Once more, the administration of President Trump seems puzzled about how seriously – if at all – it should regard how climate effects strike US military abilities. In December the president [...]

As Trump Unfurls Infrastructure Plan, Iowa Bill Seeks To Criminalize Pipeline Protests

By Steve Horn, Desmogblog.com -

The Iowa Senate has advanced a bill which critics say could lead to the criminalization of pipeline protests, which are being cast as “terrorist activities.” Dakota Access pipeline owner Energy [...]

Trump Infrastructure Plan: Pay Tolls And Privatized Highways

By Steven Rosenfeld, Mintpressnews.com -

As President Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union address Tuesday, pay close attention to his next big priority—an infrastructure plan—which, over time, could eclipse the [...]

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