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Abandoned Oil and Gas Sites Are Leaking Methane Across the Country

This article peaked my interest after attending 4S and listening to a presentation on orphaned oil and gas wells on Dinehtah, the homeland of the Navajo tribe. 

There are 3.2 million abandoned oil and gas wells across the United States which pose great environmental and health risks as...Read more

Senate Bill Includes $500M Additional For LIHEAP, Creates Water Pilots

On August 10th, 2021 the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure bill which adds $500 Million for LIHEAP Over 5 Year, provides $3.5B for WAP, and creates Water Assistance Needs Study & 40 Pilot Projects. The WAP increase is a ten-fold increase in the...Read more

Senate Leaders Push ‘Clean Electricity Payment Program’ - A $200 Billion Green New Deal, With Big Implications

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, along with other Democrats, added a measure known as the Clean Electricity Payment Program (CEPP) to the Build Back Better Act, which makes payments to electricity companies that increase the amount of carbon-free energy they sell and penalizes...Read more

March Staff Picks - Morgan Sarao

The artifacts that I chose throughout March discuss policy relating to crisis and crisis recovery on the federal level and in Philadelphia. The artifacts regarding federal policy were chosen after sifting through articles that resulted from google searches using the key words “LIHEAP” “...Read more

Biden ‘Over-Promised and Under-Delivered’ on Climate. Now, Trouble Looms in 2022

The path for fulfilling the Biden's Administration's ambitious climate change goals narrows as the Build Back Better Act, which contains $555 billion in proposed climate action, is in limbo in Capitol Hill, and as the Supreme Court is set to ...Read more

Democrats unveil $30bn bill to cancel water debts and bail out utility firms

Jeff Merkley, a Democratic senator from Oregon, proposed a 30 billion dollar low-interest loans program for electric, water and sewage and broadband providers as part of the Maintaining Access to Essential Services During the Covid Emergency Act of 2021.The loans would allow...Read more

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