New reports from the Department of Energy show that the U.S. is at nearly 66 gigawatts of installed wind capacity, that the industry supports 73,000 jobs and that it is cheaper than it’s ever been. (Washington Post)
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“In the last six years we’ve had 34, 34 short term extensions of the highway trust fund. If you wanted to buy a home and went to the bank and said we’ll give you a three month mortgage for that home you wouldn’t even consider it,” said Illinois Senator Dick Durban.
5 million acres – That’s the toll of scorched forests so far in Alaska this year from wildfires. As of earlier this week, 238 fires still burned across the state. (Washington Post)
Quick look – Take a look at this analysis of where presidential contenders stand on climate change. (NPR)
Animas River – An estimated 3 million gallons of toxic chemicals were spilled into the Animas River, which flows from Colorado to New Mexico, turning it orange. The spill happened as an EPA team was cleaning up an old mine site. (KOAT)