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INTERIOR AUTHORIZES EXPANSION OF URANIUM RECOVERY PROJECT IN WYOMING

The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management today approved the expansion of the Lost Creek uranium in-situ recovery project, an existing uranium mine operated by Lost Creek ISR in Sweetwater County, Wyo. The Record of Decision, signed by Interior’s Assistant Secretary for Lands and Minerals Joseph Balash,
USDA

USDA Announces Investments in Rural Community Facilities that will Benefit Nearly 300,000 Americans

Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $91 million to build or improve community
USDA

USDA Announces Investments to Improve Rural Electric Infrastructure and Finance Smart Grid Technologies

Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced that USDA is investing $122 million to expand and upgrade rural electric systems
EPA

EPA Provides $202 Million Loan to Modernize Baltimore’s Wastewater Infrastructure

WIFIA loan to help finance water infrastructure upgrades that will better protect public health and water quality for 1.8 million Baltimore residents

BPC Launches New Initiative to Develop Long-Term Solutions to Funding Federal Infrastructure Needs

The Bipartisan Policy Center today announced that former Reps. Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Joe Crowley (D-NY) will lead a new Great American Rebuild Initiative to identify long-term mechanisms
EPA

EPA Advances President Trump’s Infrastructure Agenda in the Midwest Through Accelerated Investments in America’s...

As highlighted in President Trump’s State of the Union address and in support of the President’s Infrastructure Initiative, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has accelerated investment in the nation’s aging water infrastructure.
EPA

EPA Advances President Trump’s Infrastructure Agenda Through Accelerated Investments in America’s Water Infrastructure

As highlighted in President Trump's State of the Union address and in support of the President's Infrastructure Initiative, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
DOE

DOE, FERC Announce Technical Conference on Energy Infrastructure Security Practices

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced today they will co-host a technical conference on Security Investments for Energy Infrastructure
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser to Unveil Historic Achievement of Four Years of Unprecedented Affordable Housing Investments...

On Tuesday, February 5, at 3 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will unveil the unprecedented number of affordable housing units produced and preserved during her first four years in office.
Center for American Progress

A Climate-Smart Infrastructure Plan Should Encourage Energy-Efficient Upgrades in Buildings, CAP Analysis Says

By setting ambitious energy efficiency standards in buildings, the United States can lower energy costs for consumers, encourage job growth, and reduce energy-related pollution
USDA

USDA Highlights Key Accomplishments in 2018 That Are Building Rural Prosperity

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today highlighted accomplishments of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) during 2018 that assisted rural communities in building prosperity and contributing to America’s growing economy.
EPA

EPA Provides $47.7 Million Loan to the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District for Water...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a $47.7 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District in Missouri to help finance its Deer Creek Sanitary Tunnel and Sanitary Relief project.

SCHUMER TO PRESIDENT TRUMP: ANY INFRASTRUCTURE PACKAGE CONSIDERED IN THE NEW CONGRESS MUST INCLUDE...

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer sent a letter today to President Trump telling him that Senate Democrats expect a number of policies to address climate change to be included in any future infrastructure bill. Schumer’s letter to the president provides a list of policies designed to combat climate change that can and should be included in any infrastructure package in the next Congress, including
NHC

Strong FHA audit indicates now is the time to fix FHA’s infrastructure, reverse mortgage...

The Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) 2018 audit report on the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund (MMIF) is another step on the road to full recovery from the housing crisis. However, the report also noted continued losses in the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program, the leading driver of FHA losses.
Center for American Progress

5 Ways the New Congress Should Support Resilient Infrastructure Designed to Handle Severe Weather,...

When the new Congress considers upgrading the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, lawmakers must do so in ways that help states and localities plan for the effects of more extreme weather and other climate change threats, according to a new analysis from the Center for American Progress.

WSSC Responds to Sanitary Sewer Overflow at Broad Creek Wastewater Pumping Station and Wastewater...

Heavy Rain Causes Overflow at Broad Creek / Blockage in Pipe Causes Spill at Piscataway. Heavy rainfall today led to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow at WSSC’s Broad Creek Wastewater Pumping Station, located at 10315 Livingston Road in Fort Washington.
EPA

EPA invites projects in California, Arizona to apply for WIFIA water infrastructure loans

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting 12 projects in California and one project in Arizona to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans. A total of 39 projects have been invited to apply nationwide

New Green Infrastructure Training Opportunity Available

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is partnering with the Water Environment Federation (WEF) to adapt and deliver the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) curriculum to professionals responsible for the land management and maintenance and operations of municipal parks throughout the country.
DOE

Energy Department Announces Proposed Rulemaking to Implement Its Critical Electric Infrastructure Information (CEII) Designation...

Building on the Administration’s commitment to improving the resiliency, reliability, and security of the nation’s electricity delivery system, the Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the upcoming publication of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Notice) introducing administrative procedures to implement DOE’s designation authority for Critical Electric Infrastructure Information (CEII).
NIBS

Pew, Institute to Host Webinar on Case for Building Stronger, Smarter Infrastructure

The Pew Charitable Trusts and the National Institute of Building Sciences will host a joint webinar, The Business Case for Building Stronger, Smarter Infrastructure, on Tuesday, October 30, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm ET.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

FEMA

FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, can visit local home improvement stores in Houston, Pasadena and Webster for rebuilding tips from mitigation experts.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

SCR

Charleston South Carolina expected to outpace national real estate market averages...

The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) recently identified 10 markets expected to outperform over the next three to five years. In alphabetical order, the markets are