In a new list that ranks cities most affected by climate change, Minneapolis and St. Paul are two of the top 25 cities identified. The factors considered included flooding and extreme heat, drought and the frequency of big storms. (City Pages)
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“My message: that even though this is a very profound and difficult problem, California is showing a way whereby the countries of the world can actually do something very positive,” said California Governor Jerry Brown after he accepted an invitation to the Vatican to discuss climate change.
$1.3 billion – That’s how much a cap-and-trade program has generated in nine states as a result of a Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. (Bloomberg)
Making progress – Yesterday House Republicans rolled out a long-term transportation plan. The measure would provide $8 billion in funding with savings from Transportation Security Administration fees and $5 billion in tax compliance measures. (The Hill)
Last minute push – State regulators yesterday visited the White House for a last minute lobby effort on the Clean Power Plan, set to be finalized next month. (Wall Street Journal)
Voice vote – A disaster loan program bill was easily approved yesterday in the House, allowing individuals and businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy to apply for assistance. (The Hill)