Lawmakers ramp up for yet another trade vote on granting the president Fast Track authority. The measure is expected to be brought before the House today and before the Senate next week. Take action here to help stop Fast Track. (Politico & BlueGreen Alliance)
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"Republicans will drag their feet until the very last minute, refusing to work with us on a long-term solution to our nation's infrastructure woes,” said Senator Harry Reid about transportation funding. “And then, when the deadline is imminent, the Republican leader will offer yet another short-term extension to stave off another disaster of his own making."
Officially released – The Pope’s encyclical on our moral obligation to address climate change has been released and the world is reacting. The BlueGreen Alliance applauds the call to action ahead of the Paris UN climate talks. (USA Today)
Water contamination – A toxic algal bloom on the west coast has shut down shellfish fisheries and according to NOAA is one of the largest ever seen. (The Oregonian)
Climathon – Cities around the world tomorrow will unite in support of the Pope’s encyclical and to urge bold action ahead of the UN climate talks. (Clickgreen)
Site cleanup – West Virginia state officials and Freedom Industries have reached an agreement that sets aside $2.5 million to clean up the Elk River contamination site. (West Virginia Gazette)