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"Biden Is Stalling On A Rule That Would Save Americans Nearly $1.5 Billion"

"With just over six months before the election, at least one major Biden proposal appears to be stalled: an update to the federal housing rules that agency experts estimate would save homeowners nearly three times more money on energy bills than it would add to construction costs, spread out over a 30-year mortgage."

Source: HuffPost, 04/15/2024

"Utilities Brace for Costs of Compliance With New PFAS Water Rule"

"Water utilities will face costly challenges meeting the EPA’s new limits on PFAS in drinking water, making litigation nearly inevitable, lawyers and analysts say."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 04/15/2024

"Mapping America’s Access To Nature, Neighborhood By Neighborhood"

"Using satellite imagery and data on dozens of factors — including air and noise pollution, park space, open water and tree canopy — NatureQuant has distilled the elements of health-supporting nature into a single variable called NatureScore. Aggregated to the level of Census tracts — roughly the size of a neighborhood — the data provide a high-resolution image of where nature is abundant and where it is lacking across the United States."

Source: Washington Post, 04/11/2024

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