Will infrastructure spending lead to economic growth?
Why is the government closing mining operations that can contribute to the supply of minerals that are necessary for the production of batteries and other components of the electric vehicles that are crucial to the government’s energy transition?
How are recent changes to environmental regulations affecting projects to improve the nation’s infrastructure?
How is the government considering the impact of proposed regulatory changes on infrastructure?
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Watchdog files suit against DOT; FHWA for blocking records on controversial highway memo
Transportation has been reluctant to release records surrounding the December 2021 memo discouraging states from spending funds on expanding roads October 6, 2022 (Washington, DC)
Interior Department Demands Thousands Of Dollars To Release Records On Critical Mine Cancellation
By Tristan Justice (The Federalist) May 2, 2022 The U.S. Department of the Interior is stonewalling a request for public records made through the Freedom
FGI criticizes Biden administration’s ‘perplexing’ move to invoke Defense Production Act
By Bob Martin (Keystone Today) April 15, 2022 With gas prices the highest they have been since 2008 and inflation at the highest it’s been
Interior: Release of Twin Metals records to FGI not in public interest
Interior places obstacles to release of Twin Metals records in formal response letter to FOIA request April 28, 2022 (Washington, DC) – This past week,
Critical Minerals Order Continues “Great Transition” Approach; Ignores Pain at Pump
Last Thursday, President Biden announced that the Administration would be invoking the Defense Production Act in an attempt to ease potential supply chain issues for electric vehicle components. This order will move funds to private projects for feasibility studies surrounding the extraction of minerals that are essential to building electric vehicle batteries such as lithium, cobalt, graphite, nickel, and manganese. The invocation of this act is the latest attempt from the Administration to move the American public away from gasoline and towards electric vehicles.
Think Infrastructure Funds Were for Roads and Bridges? April Fools!
Department of Transportation fools Americans, attempts to divert highway funding to projects that do nothing to expand highway capacity April 1, 2022 (Washington, DC) –