June 1, 2018

June 1, 2018

Top Political News

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Buffett utility to be first in U.S. to reach 100 percent renewables. Reuters
  • Electric vehicles on path to triple. The Hill
  • Trump Orders Perry to Stem Coal, Nuclear Power Plant Closures. Bloomberg
  • Attorneys general sue EPA, claiming illegal delay of landfill regulation. The Hill

Indian Affairs

  • Washington Tribes Vow To Fight Canadian Pipeline Expansion. KUOW
  • Klamath tribes sue over management of quality of lake. Associated Press
  • Upper Skagit tribe takes sovereignty battle to U.S. Supreme Court. Go Skagit


Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • U.S. Added 223,000 Jobs in May; Unemployment Rate at 3.8%. New York Times
  • Trump imposes steel and aluminum tariffs on the E.U., Canada and Mexico. Washington Post
  • NAFTA on the brink as Trump fights with Mexico, Canada. Politico
  • China Cuts Tariffs Ahead of U.S. Commerce Secretary’s Visit to Beijing. New York Times
  • North Korea official meets Trump in rare White House visit, carries letter. Reuters


  • Uber Plans IPO in 2019, Wants to Be ‘Amazon for Transportation.’ Gizmodo
  • Forget Robo-Cars and Hit the Water on an Autonomous Boat. Wired
  • Unfortunately, the Electric Scooters Are Fantastic. The Atlantic
  • Transportation officials testing drones for designing roads. KNSS
  • “Data is the new asphalt”: High-tech Colorado road test to be first of its kind in the U.S., may improve traffic and save lives. Denver Post


  • FTA finalizes rule for private investment in transit projects. Progressive Railroading
  • Yes, Transit-Rich Neighborhoods Are More Affordable. CityLab
  • Uber and Lyft may have to disclose Seattle data they claim secret, Supreme Court rules. Seattle Times
  • Lawmakers request meeting with Amtrak CEO over funding for route. The Hill
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