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America’s Toxic Disasters-in-Waiting

By Hiroko Tabuchi You may never have seen them, but vast open-air pools of toxic water, from hazardous mining byproducts to diluted pig waste, are a common feature at thousands of industrial and agricultural sites across the country. One of…

America Favors Cars Over Public Transit. Can Biden Change That?

If America is dominated by car culture and the call of the open road, there is a big reason for that: Over the past 65 years, the United States has spent nearly $10 trillion in public funds on highways and…

Seven Infrastructure Problems in Urgent Need of Fixing

Engineers say that when infrastructure works, most people do not even think about it. But they recognize it when they turn on a faucet and water does not come out, when they see levees eroding or when they inch through…

Inside the Biden Infrastructure Plan

Jim Tankersley contributed reporting. The Daily is made by Theo Balcomb, Lisa Tobin, Rachel Quester, Lynsea Garrison, Annie Brown, Clare Toeniskoetter, Paige Cowett, Michael Simon Johnson, Brad Fisher, Larissa Anderson, Wendy Dorr, Chris Wood, Jessica Cheung, Stella Tan, Alexandra Leigh…

Biden Wants to Spend Billions to Fight Climate Change. It’s Not Enough.

Joe Biden’s new infrastructure plan is far and away the most ambitious climate change idea ever proposed by an American president. Granted this is not an especially high bar: The $2 trillion plan announced on Wednesday may be the only…

Biden Details $2 Trillion Plan to Rebuild Infrastructure and Reshape the Economy

WASHINGTON — President Biden introduced a $2 trillion plan on Wednesday to overhaul and upgrade the nation’s infrastructure, calling it a transformational effort that could create the “most resilient, innovative economy in the world.” “It is not a plan that…

Biden’s Big Bet: Tackling Climate Change Will Create Jobs, Not Kill Them

Anthony Prisco, the head of the renewable energy practice for the staffing firm Aerotek, said a standard solar project wouls employ about 250 workers for just under a year. About one-third of the workers make $30 an hour or more;…

Biden’s Climate Plan Means Tough Choices: Which Homes Get Saved?

While Mr. Trump was president, that idea continued to gain momentum after a series of devastating hurricanes. Agencies that help communities rebuild after disasters began pushing harder for what they called “large-scale migration or relocation,” through buying and demolishing vulnerable…

Buttigieg Calls for Greater Investment in Infrastructure

new video loaded: Buttigieg Calls for Greater Investment in Infrastructure transcript Back bars 0:00/0:55 –0:55 transcript Buttigieg Calls for Greater Investment in Infrastructure Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg urged Congress on Thursday to make a “generational investment” worth trillions of dollars…

Buttigieg Asks Congress for ‘Generational Investment’ in Infrastructure

“The transportation bill, I think, needs to be a transportation bill, not a Green New Deal,” said Representative Sam Graves of Missouri, the top Republican on the committee. “It needs to be about roads and bridges, and I hope that…