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Birmingham Northern Beltline, Alabama
The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is pushing forward with the $5.3 billion Birmingham Northern Beltline (BNB), a 52-mile, 6-lane expressway connecting I-59 northeast and southwest of Birmingham. The project is almost entirely reliant on intermittent and insufficient federal funding, scheduled to take at least 40 years to complete, and, if built, will threaten damage to two watersheds that are important sources of drinking water for Birmingham.
Blocking Rooftop Solar
The companies, lobbyists and front groups undermining local clean energy
C-470 Express Lanes, Colorado
Local and state officials are eagerly pushing forward on a $230 million project to add new tolled “express” lanes along an existing 12-mile stretch of a road southwest of Denver that was built in the late 1980s. The original Colorado 470 encouraged the expansion of far-flung development, benefiting a set of suburban land developers. But recent analysis suggests that expanding the highway would deliver little net benefit, and that the expanded highway may not receive as much use as planners anticipate.
Carbon Pricing 101
Global warming is the existential challenge of our time, threatening lives, livelihoods and the future of the planet. To avoid the worst impacts and preserve a livable planet for future generations, we need to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Carbon pricing is a proven and effective way to help us meet that goal.
Chain Reaction IV: Burger Edition
Choosing the best way to pay: Cash, credit cards, debit cards, P2P, checks or online payments
Here’s a guide to your rights depending on how you pay
Cincinnati Eastern Bypass, Ohio
Ohio and Kentucky transportation officials are considering a new four-lane bypass around the eastern side of Cincinnati that would cause sprawling development and damaging community impacts, while overwhelming Ohio’s state transportation budget. The proposed Cincinnati Eastern Bypass (CEB) would entail approximately 75 miles of new freeway.
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