Environmental Activist Regrets One-Sided Narrative

Environmental Activist Regrets One-Sided Narrative

In a recent piece for The Free Press, Lucy Biggers, a former journalist for NowThis News, details her personal journey in the world of ‘environmental activism.’ Eight years ago, Biggers—who was in her mid-20s—produced videos for the left-leaning company on a plethora of issues, primarily focused on highlighting the group’s ideology. In the story, she…

Biden Administration Announces Grid Modernization Initiative

Biden Administration Announces Grid Modernization Initiative

This week, the Biden administration announced an initiative modernize the electrical grid over the coming years. The Federal-State Modern Grid Deployment Initiative includes 21 states, all led by Democratic governors, and commits them to prioritize electric grid modernization efforts. While the initiative does not explicitly greenlight certain investments, it “aims to bring together states, federal…

U.S. Grids at Risk this Summer from Heatwaves

U.S. Grids at Risk this Summer from Heatwaves

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) recently released its 2024 Summer Reliability Assessment (SRA). One of the main takeaways is that large swaths of the U.S. remain at risk of shortfalls this summer, although some areas have reduced that risk because of added resources. That does not mean that blackouts are imminent—in fact, consistent…

White House Rolls Out Additional Permitting Requirements

White House Rolls Out Additional Permitting Requirements

The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has released further National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) permitting requirements that will constrain our country’s ability to permit and build energy and infrastructure projects. Ironically, the White House called the move an “effort to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of federal permitting processes,” when in reality, the…

White House Pursuing Aggressive Power Plant Rules

White House Pursuing Aggressive Power Plant Rules

As we have covered in the past, the Biden administration is utilizing aggressive EPA rulemaking to pad the president’s environmental record. The administration rolled back a misguided EPA’s vehicle tailpipe emissions rule and delayed rules for existing natural gas plants until after the election, but the agency is plowing ahead with requirements for new powerplants…

EPA Considers Toughening Power Plant Rules

EPA Considers Toughening Power Plant Rules

Over the last couple years, the Biden administration’s federal agencies have proposed rule after rule to establish additional red tape across our domestic energy sector. For example, the EPA proposed vehicle tailpipe emissions so stringent it would essentially mandate the widespread adoption of electric vehicles by 2030. Though the agency slightly walked back the requirements,…

The Awareness Gap on Infrastructure

 Our leaders in Washington can’t solve any of our nation’s problems unless they have strong public support—that’s democracy. That is also why the GAIN Coalition is working to raise awareness of the dire state of our country’s infrastructure.   A study was released today by international communications firm Brodeur Partners that suggests a need to…

Detroit’s push to modernize I-94 shows commitment to infrastructure revitalization

The Michigan Department of Transportation recently announced that they have taken the next steps in their modernization project of I-94 in Detroit.  A notice of intent was published in the Federal Register, showing their plan to produce a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project. The project was originally discussed in the 1990’s, but…

Army Corps of Engineers to continue review of Dakota Access Pipeline

Washington, D.C. – U.S. District Judge James Boasberg issued a ruling on the Dakota Access pipeline Thursday which said the Army Corps of Engineers failed to adequately consider impacts of an oil spill in the Missouri River. The Army Corps of Engineers must now redo its environmental impact analysis on certain areas of the pipeline route….

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