Infrastructure

Hurricane season is well underway for East Coasters. With the season not ending until November, the EPA is calling on the public to prepare now for natural disasters to aid recovery efforts. One point always challenging during a natural disaster is debris and household hazardous waste management, which ultimately has a great impact on public safety. Based on the responses to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Florence, EPA responders were in the field during the aftermath and managed a tremendous amount of waste as part of the...

Throughout the nation, there has been much talk for a call to action on the infrastructure woes hitting America. A so-called “infrastructure bill” could stimulate the economy, provide Americans jobs and start repairing the roads, bridges and aging water systems. But, there was some movement in the form of a bill when President Trump signed into law the drinking water infrastructure bill. That movement is not enough. Last year’s bill, America’s Water Infrastructure Act, or AWIA, was the latest iteration of biennial water policy legislation known as...

America’s infrastructure is falling apart. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gives the nation's infrastructure a D+ grade. That includes the roads and bridges we drive on every day, the airports we use for business and vacation travel, and the schools where we send our children to learn. The only way to actually fix these issues and solve the infrastructure woes is funding. We need money. The American Society of Civil Engineers say $4.6 trillion is needed for improvements over the next 10 years. But Congress...

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