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STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Florida bridge collapse; new opioid lawsuits in West Virginia and South Dakota; Oregon governor fires librarian; top 50 invasive species in Western states; and a high cost for an Albany interstate.
Analysts expect expansion to continue in emerging markets Utah, Texas, South Carolina and Florida.
March 10, 2018
With few alternatives, utilities are spending their money—and carmakers’ cash—to get people hooked on batteries.
March 6, 2018
“You don’t need to drive a Tesla to benefit from the green dividend,” said San José Mayor Sam Liccardo.
The Garden State joins others regulating emissions absent federal policy.
Some officials in the U.S. territory think so. And they’ve already secured a smart cities grant with hopes to expedite resilient hurricane recovery.
The EPA administrator hopes to curtail California’s aggressive fuel economy standards having already backed the authority of states loosening clean air controls.
Meanwhile, Alaska’s congressional delegation has backed offshore drilling in some places but wants local consultation before finalizing a plan.
Governor Ricardo Rosselló announced a plan Monday to sell off Prepa, a move he hopes will ease the island’s energy and debt crises. But some groups on the island oppose the measure fiercely.
, The Atlantic
January 24, 2018
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has gone silent after excluding Florida from a draft lease sales plan, but letters criticizing that decision’s “arbitrary” nature keep coming in.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s new exemption for the Sunshine State will likely lead to lawsuits over its arbitrary nature.
In an address, American Petroleum Institute President and CEO Jack Gerard also praised the Trump administration’s recent decision to expand offshore drilling on the outer continental shelf.
Southern California Edison faces litigation and is accused of negligence following the largest fire on record in the Golden State.
, Special to Route Fifty
January 8, 2018
A number of state and local officials are opposing the leasing of previously protected waters.
States can spend as much as 15 percent of their payout to subsidize construction of public charging stations for electric cars.
By The Pew Charitable Trusts
January 4, 2018
The transition away from transit powered by fossil fuels is happening at a slower pace in the U.S. and Europe.
January 2, 2018
Western states rich in coal, oil and natural gas—among them Wyoming, New Mexico and Montana—already rely heavily on those industries and have had their budgets hit hard in recent years by falling energy prices.
By The Pew Charitable Trusts
December 15, 2017
The Aloha State continues to push back against President Trump’s retreat from the Paris Agreement with aggressive climate benchmarks.
Plus her thoughts on how the city balances industry with environmental sustainability.
"Rather than burying our heads in the sand, Chicago is working with cities across the country and around the world to address the threat of climate change," according to Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
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