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Energy Policy & the State of the Union


Last night the President made his fifth state of the union.  And the debate around energy policy was once again highlighted. The President made a strong statement about climate change, “The debate is settled. Climate change is a fact.”  We wholeheartedly agree.  Additionally, the President challenged Congress to eliminate federal subsidies for fossil fuels! That […]

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Dirty Water Woes: Sequestration’s Impact on Clean Water Funding


Clean water is a necessity, not a luxury item. Unfortunately, that is not the signal we often get from Washington.  The Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRF) provide essential support for critical infrastructure repairs and upgrades.    These programs make up a small fraction of the Federal budget every year, and yet they […]

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Obama Reaffirms Commitment to Climate Change


Last night’s State of the Union address by President Obama reaffirmed his commitment to addressing the very real and serious problem of climate change.   From Superstorm Sandy to Winter Storm Nemo, it is clear that we are in the middle of the effects of a warming world.  It is long past due that our federal […]

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