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Biden Faces Pressure to Lead on Combating Plastics Pollution

Bloomberg Government The Biden administration has come up short in advocating meaningful steps in international talks toward curbing harmful plastic pollution, a leading Senate Democrat says. The government, led by the State Department in talks with other countries to develop a legally binding agreement on plastic pollution before the end

Wyden, Merkley Announce $345,000 for Klamath Falls Recycled Water Supply

Gorge News Center Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley this week announced that Klamath Falls will receive $345,000 in federal funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act to help conserve groundwater and increase supply of recycled potable water. “Rural communities in Oregon depend on water for everything from

Albina Vision Trust seeks to reclaim historically Black neighborhood

KOIN PORTLAND, Ore. – Community members are reclaiming homes stolen from Northeast Portland’s historically Black neighborhood more than 50 years ago. The Albina Vision Trust aims to bring back over 3,000 families displaced by the construction of I-5 and increase jobs while creating a large-scale waterfront park, community gardens, and more.Gresham police

‘Rogue’ agency backs overseas oil and gas

Politico The nation’s export credit agency is backing an oil and gas project in Bahrain to the tune of a $500 million loan guarantee. The U.S. Export-Import Bank’s announcement Thursday marks its latest infusion of cash into foreign fossil fuel infrastructure, despite calls from the Biden administration to stop supporting

Democrats Warn US Trade Bank on Backing Bahrain Oil Drilling

Bloomberg Congressional Democrats are making a last-ditch appeal to leaders of the US Export-Import Bank before a critical vote Thursday, warning the agency its plan to underwrite oil drilling in Bahrain would undercut global efforts to fight climate change. “The world is in the midst of a climate crisis that is already

Some Senators say aid to Israel violates law

WBUR A handful of Democrats and an independent senator are calling on President Biden to stop giving offensive weapons to Israel until Israel lets in more humanitarian aid to Gaza. In a letter, they argue that giving certain weapons to Israel violates U.S. law because the U.S. “should not provide military assistance