Transportation boosters struggle to build a bridge over the word 'infrastructure'
Short-term, the Highway Trust Fund is at risk of going broke. Down the road, the nation's public works require trillions of dollars' worth of upgrades and repairs, according to one oft-cited report card. But advocates seeking to rally grass-roots support for more government spending first have to grapple with a forbidding four-syllable word that's heard a lot these days on Capitol Hill: "infrastructure."
EPA IG may have strengthened agency's hand on methane regulation
A report released today by U.S. EPA's inspector general may help pave the way for methane regulations for natural gas pipelines.
House panel discusses fixing 'abuses' by BLM, Forest Service land managers
A House panel yesterday continued to hammer away at what GOP lawmakers, local government leaders and ranchers called federal "bullying" tactics and overreach that has gotten out of hand and threatens the very welfare of communities across the West.
Utah's Bishop says LWCF must be 'bigger' than land acquisition
The Land and Water Conservation Fund should be revamped to help pay for "bigger needs," including local recreation, infrastructure and education, according to Rep. Rob Bishop.
Changing human behavior is major factor in selling cleaner cars, curbing congestion
Henry Ford's vision to create cars "for the great multitude" has been far better received than anyone could have imagined. But as car culture spreads, vehicles are clogging up city streets and threatening the planet with harmful emissions.
China pushes harder to boost electric car sales
China this week issued a new guideline on how it plans to add more electric vehicles and other green models on the road, reviving the hope that clean car producers will see a long-awaited sales surge in the world's largest auto market.
Colo. court strikes down city's fracking ban
A Colorado court yesterday ruled against the city of Longmont in a fight with state and industry officials over whether the city could ban hydraulic fracturing.