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“Right whales have lived off our coast for millennia. But if we fail to act, our generation could be the last to see these gentle giants swim off our shores,” said Hellerstein. “We have the tools and the knowledge to keep these iconic whales safe. We just have to use them.”
A bipartisan group of senators met Tuesday afternoon to prepare for a vote planned Wednesday on a $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework that aims to boost federal investment in U.S. infrastructure, including billions for roads, clean water and power infrastructure, according to media reports.
Large residential and commercial buildings would become more energy-efficient over time, reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and other harmful pollutants, under a bill discussed at a virtual briefing for legislators today.
With Bay Staters returning to local beaches this summer, a new report warns that more work is needed to ensure that all waters are safe for swimming.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a legislative package on Thursday that would improve water infrastructure, protect drinking water, and repair and expand our transportation system. The package combined several bills, including the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021 and the AQUA Act, under the umbrella of the INVEST in America Act.