STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Curbing Atlanta City Hall’s “culture of political interference” … N.Y.C. officials look to boost Airbnb enforcement … more GOP leaders want Mo. governor to resign … and Pa. Turnpike to get “delicious vegan cookies.”
If you look at the number of hours customers lost access to electricity stemming from a single event, the disruption from Hurricane Maria has been massive.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Kansas City mayor decries sales tax cap plan … coding error leads to Mass. headache … new wildfires in Arizona … and historic changes coming to Vermont gun laws.
While bitcoin mining may not create many jobs, state officials and cryptocurrency advocates believe in the economic potential of the industries created through blockchain technology.
The industry, long dominated by Europe, has been making its way across the pond with governors and state legislatures as its champions.
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.
With few alternatives, utilities are spending their money—and carmakers’ cash—to get people hooked on batteries.
“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.
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.
A number of state and local officials are opposing the leasing of previously protected waters.
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