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Local officials push for extreme heat emergency declaration

Two major organizations that represent local authorities across the U.S. have voiced their support for a bipartisan bill that would open the door to federal aid for extreme heat.
Federal funds spur cleanup of lost oil wells

Pay and plug: Federal funds spur cleanup of lost oil wells

The National Park Service has started closing orphaned wells using money provided under legislation signed by President Biden.
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How to hand out billions in climate subsidies? Very carefully

John Podesta, President Biden’s clean energy adviser, said the administration was working to ensure that a record $370 billion in new federal subsidies for electric vehicles, wind farms, batteries and other clean energy technologies is spent properly and avoids waste and abuse.

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US approves aid to extend life of California nuclear plant

The Energy Department’s grant of $1.1 billion is the latest step that could keep the reactor in operation beyond its scheduled shutdown in 2025.
Yarimar Bonilla: Why must Puerto Ricans always be resilient?

Yarimar Bonilla: Why must Puerto Ricans always be resilient?

We are tired of celebrating our ability to endure, of being creative in the face of adversity.
Florida’s GOP leaders opposed climate aid. Now they're depending on it

Florida’s GOP leaders opposed climate aid. Now they're depending on it

Senior Republican politicians in the state have opposed federal action against global warming, which is making storms like Hurricane Ian more destructive.
How the government is failing Americans uprooted by natural disaster

How the government is failing Americans uprooted by natural disaster

Climate change is creating a growing class of displaced Americans, and the federal government is struggling to decide how to help them.
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