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December 2012

Published on December 20, 2012 Written by Clay Nesler Posted in Advocacy and policy
Utility crews at work in Seaside Heights, N.J., after Superstorm Sandy.

Superstorm Sandy forced many people to abandon the homes, offices, schools, churches and stores in their communities for extended periods of time to seek refuge. This extreme event placed a heavy burden on those affected and was a test of how well these buildings were designed and operated. The results were mixed.

As we reflect on how...

Published on December 20, 2012 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy
Photo credit: Glyn Lowe Photoworks via Flickr

On Tuesday, President Obama signed into law H.R. 6582, the American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act. The bill garnered broad support: a 398-2 vote in the House of Representatives and a unanimous consent vote in the Senate.

The bill is a...

Published on December 19, 2012 Written by Jason Hartke Posted in Advocacy and policy
Sen. John Kerry. Photo credit: cliff1066™ via Flickr

Most pieces of legislation start with a series of customary “findings.” But the findings section of the Strengthening The Resiliency of Our Nation on the Ground (STRONG) Act of 2012 reads like a biblical warning.

It points out that:...

Published on December 18, 2012 Written by Maggie Comstock Posted in Advocacy and policy

Advancing research on undersea alternative energy sources, promoting renewable energy generation, supporting habitat conservation and the protection of endangered species and vulnerable ecosystems—this is just a short list of some of the seminal environmental efforts and policies that Senator Daniel K. Inouye’s supported over his 58 years of...

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