Climate Clips: Ivy City residents praise new legislation aimed at addressing environmental injustices

On Monday, three D.C. Councilmembers introduced legislation addressing environmental injustices in the District.

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Transportation Panel Eyes Toll Increases and Fees on Electric, Hybrid Vehicles
Maryland Matters
A blue ribbon transportation panel is poised to recommend new fees for electric vehicles and increased tolls to solve a revenue shortage plaguing the state’s Transportation Trust Fund.

D.C. Unveils Two Community Solar Carports at Metro Stations
Solar Power World
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority officially turned on a new solar carport system atop the Anacostia parking garage and another at the Southern Ave Station in the nation’s capital. The two projects are part of a four-project portfolio undertaken by the Metro in D.C. and Maryland.

Va. Democrats Win Big, Denying GOP Chance to Undo Climate Policies
E&E News
Virginia voters delivered a sharp rebuke Tuesday of Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin and all but ended his push to roll back climate policies put in place by his Democratic predecessor.

Net Zero Emissions Goal To Be Considered By Falls Church City Council
After the City of Falls Church met the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, a more ambitious goal will be considered.

National and International News

Politicians Who Delay Climate Action Must Live With Consequences, Says WHO Expert
The Guardian
Politicians who delay climate action should be prepared to live with the human fallout of their choices, the World Health Organization’s top environment expert has warned.

Here’s Who Wants to Run the Country’s $14B ‘Green Bank’
E&E News
Five groups are angling to lead EPA’s most extensive climate grant program in history, each pitching a different plan to convert billions of federal dollars into lasting change for people and the planet.

How Your Child’s School Bus Might Prevent Blackouts
New York Times
The four vehicles parked at a depot in South Burlington, Vt., look no different from the yellow school buses familiar to millions of schoolchildren. But beneath their steel shells, these buses are packed with technology that could be vital in the transition to clean energy.

Major Renewable Energy Projects Announced Across Western U.S.
U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said the agency’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is developing 15 new renewable energy installations across the western U.S., including some that recently have begun commercial operation. Haaland provided an update on the projects on Nov. 6 as she addressed the Western Governors Association Winter Meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

EPA Awards $4.6M in Research Grants to Quantify and Mitigate Emissions from Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $4.6 million in grant funding to five institutions for research to quantify and mitigate emissions from municipal solid waste landfills.