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Trump Is Failing to Implement Existing Policies to Address Infrastructure Permitting Concerns, CAP Analysis...

The Trump administration is ignoring existing tools to improve the infrastructure permitting process and instead is attacking the nation’s bedrock environmental laws, according to a new analysis from the Center for American Progress.
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New Polling Shows Large Majorities of Americans Oppose Congressional Republicans’ So-Called ‘Welfare Reform’

Large majorities of Americans across demographic and partisan lines overwhelmingly reject congressional proposals to cut Medicaid, nutrition assistance, affordable housing, and other programs essential for helping provide basic living standards for low-income families, according to new polling from the Center for American Progress and GBA Strategies.
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Election Security in 50 States: Defending America’s Elections

In 2016, Russia sought to breach the U.S. elections, including attempting to hack into many states’ election systems. More than a year later, despite many states taking proactive measures, U.S. election infrastructure remains vulnerable to attacks.
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Ahead of Trump’s First State of the Union, Environmental Leaders and Experts Respond to...

In his first State of the Union address, President Donald Trump is expected to announce a proposal that the administration will falsely brand as a plan to invest in our nation’s infrastructure. A leaked version of the proposal shows that it is, instead, a full-scale gutting of environmental protections that will harm America’s future—all to benefit corporate polluters and wealthy developers.
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Most Americans Would Oppose Infrastructure Plan That Sacrifices the Environment, New Poll Shows

Americans overwhelmingly reject the idea that improving the nation’s infrastructure should come at the expense of protections for air, water, wildlife and natural places, a new poll finds. Ninety-four percent of Americans, including 92 percent of people who voted for President Donald Trump, say that the country can build and modernize infrastructure while keeping environmental protections in place, according to the poll, which was conducted by Hart Research Associates for the Center for American Progress and Defenders of Wildlife.
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CAP Analysis: Infrastructure Plan Must Not Undermine Endangered Species Act

As President Donald Trump prepares to announce his version of an infrastructure plan, lawmakers must reject any proposal that presents a false choice between environmental protection and infrastructure investment.
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U.S. Can Boost Ties with Mexico Through Increased Renewable Energy Trade, CAP Report Says

A new report from the Center for American Progress urges the United States to increase renewable energy trade with Mexico. The report says U.S. companies that manufacture solar panels can build part or all of the panels in the United States and install them in northern deserts of Mexico using existing North American trade and production systems.
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Repeal of Clean Power Plan Is Major Setback in Fight Against Climate Change, CAP’s...

Christy Goldfuss, vice president for Energy and Environment Policy at the Center for American Progress, offered the following response to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s announcement Monday that the administration would repeal the Clean Power Plan
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CAP-CEED Report Offers 9 Ways Mayors Can Fight Climate Change and Injustice by Rebuilding...

As the Trump administration tries to roll back environmental protections, a new report from the Center for American Progress and the Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy shows how U.S. mayors can fight climate change by redesigning cities in ways that reduce the risk of floods, pollution, and the damage caused by extreme weather and sea level rise
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5 Ways Congress Can Help to Rebuild Stronger and Safer Communities After Harvey

Congress must help communities devastated by Hurricane Harvey become more resilient to extreme weather, flooding, and other climate change risks, according to a new column from the Center for American Progress.
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The Vulnerabilities of America’s Dangerously Insecure Election Infrastructure Can Be Addressed by Adopting 9...

America’s election infrastructure as it exists today is dangerously insecure and susceptible to hacking, machine malfunctioning, and Election Day disruption. But there are nine common-sense solutions that, if adopted, would address the vulnerabilities in the nation’s election infrastructure and strengthen the security of America’s elections, says a new issue brief published today by the Center for American Progress.
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What Governors Need to Know About the Department of Energy’s Forthcoming Electricity Grid Study

The U.S. Department of Energy, led by Secretary Rick Perry, is soon due to release a report on the electricity grid and the role of “baseload power.” Ahead of the report’s release, the Center for American Progress has released a new column outlining what governors need to know about Perry’s grid study and the potential impact on states’ electricity systems and markets, utility commissions, public health and clean air, and jobs.
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New CAP Analysis Shows that Clean Energy Technologies, Not Fossil Fuels, Are on the...

As the Trump administration’s Energy Week draws to a close, two energy experts and former Obama administration officials released a Center for American Progress analysis documenting how President Barack Obama’s policy decisions ushered in market-transforming growth and momentum in the clean energy sector.
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CAP’s Marc Jarsulic on Treasury’s Financial Regulation Report

Marc Jarsulic, vice president of economic policy at CAP, released the following statement on a U.S. Department of the Treasury report that outlines recommendations for regulatory reform.
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Trump’s Elimination of Low Income Energy Assistance Will Cause Direct Harm to Already Vulnerable...

The Trump administration has been openly hostile to climate science and policies aimed at mitigating the worst effects of climate change. They have proposed gutting the budget of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA attempted to undo the Clean Power Plan and are considering pulling the United States from the Paris climate agreement

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Kamran Charmsaz Becomes Shareholder of KTGY Architecture + Planning

International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce the addition of Kamran Charmsaz, CSI, CCCA, LEED AP, as a shareholder. Charmsaz, formerly an associate principal with KTGY, was also named a principal. Charmsaz is based in the firm’s Tysons, Virginia office and joins other KTGY Tysons shareholders: Rohit Anand, AIA, NCARB, principal; and Smita Anand, AIA, principal

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Housing Production Makes Healthy Gains to Start New Year

A surge in multifamily production pushed overall housing starts up 9.7 percent in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.33 million units after an upwardly revised December reading, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department