It’s Infrastructure Week, and one of the few things that Americans can agree upon is that the country’s infrastructure needs to be updated and expanded. But the eternal question of “who pays?” has created a divide in state and federal lawmakers between those who want to start charging electric vehicle (EV) owners for their use of the nation’s roads and those who want to continue—or even expand—EV owners’ unfair privileges.Read More
Like many states, Michigan is in dire need of infrastructure upgrades.
In its 2018 Infrastructure Report Card, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave Michigan a D+ and recommended “upgrading energy pipelines” among several measures to “meet future needs, avoid energy disruptions, and lower the risk of future increased energy costs.”Read More
But according to The New York Times, that’s not entirely true, because unless people are going to carry their groceries home in their hands, the paper or cloth bags they use instead are actually worse for the environment, as counterintuitive as that may sound.Read More
Both the substance and the handling of a new Colorado bill to overhaul oil and natural gas regulation is raising concerns amongst Colorado voters.
SB 181, introduced last Friday by Senate Majority Leader Steve Fenberg, House Speaker KC Becker, and Governor Jared Polis—all Democrats from Boulder—would dramatically change the functioning of the oil and natural gas industry in Colorado.Read More
The recent ruling by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissing a petition to overturn FERC’s approval of the Mountain Valley Pipeline was more than just a victory of common sense over “Keep It in the Ground” activism. It highlighted the enormous disparity between how pipelines—and our current energy infrastructure—are judged (focus on the costs while minimizing the benefits), versus how the Green New Deal is being judged (focus on the benefits while ignoring the costs).Read More
Porsche recently announced that “owners of the upcoming Porsche Taycan will get three years of free charging at hundreds of Electrify America public stations,” according to Axios. It sounds like a nice gesture, but is actually emblematic of the flaws in providing electric vehicle subsidies, benefits, and goodies—they disproportionately benefit the rich.Read More
The KIITG movement’s anti-industry rhetoric may be helpful in their perpetual fundraising efforts, but it is doing harm to the environment and our collective efforts to address climate change.Read More
The biggest news to come out the 2018 midterm elections is the meteoric rise of Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her Green New Deal. But if you scratch the surface, you’ll find that the Green New Deal is neither new nor “hers.”
Here are four facts you need to know about the Green New Deal.Read More