November 22, 2019

November 22, 2019

Top News

  • Trump signs short-term spending bill just ahead of shutdown deadline. Washington Post
  • Impeachment Hearings Wrap As Fiona Hill Slams GOP’s ‘Fictional’ Ukraine Account. NPR
  • The Fifth Democratic Debate In 6 Charts. FiveThirtyEight
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico 

Energy, Natural Resources, & Agriculture

  • As Climate Risk Grows, Cities Test a Tough Strategy: Saying ‘No’ to Developers. New York Times
  • White House pick to lead NOAA withdraws nomination, citing health concerns. Washington Post
  • How Cities Are Turning Food Into Fuel. Politico

Indian Affairs 

  • Broken promises’ report details government’s history of failing tribes. Cronkite News
  • Many Native Americans Can’t Get Clean Water, Report Finds. NPR
  • Federal Court: Klamath Basin Tribal Water Rights Outrank Farmers’ Rights. Associated Press


Taxation & Trade

  • Pelosi casts doubt on USMCA passing in 2019. Politico
  • Trump Calls Hong Kong Protests ‘Complicating Factor’ in Trade Talks. Wall Street Journal
  • Trump can no longer impose ‘Section 232’ auto tariffs after missing deadline: experts. Reuters
  • House clean energy tax bill sees broad industry support, but Senate path uncertain. Utility Dive


  • Congressional Policymakers Drafting Autonomous Vehicles Bill. Transport Topics
  • Feds Pin Uber Crash on Human Operator, Call for Better Rules. Wired
  • Electric trucks may be the future, but waste and recycling market still charging up. Waste Dive
  • Tesla Cybertruck First Ride: Inside Elon Musk’s Electric Pickup Truck. The Verge

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Congress Repeals $7.6B Highway Funding Rescission. AASHTO Journal
  • Washington governments team up to stop $30 car tabs, take I-976 to court. KOMO News
  • With Overall State Spending Up, Transportation Sees Notable Gains. Route Fifty
  • Seattle sees nation’s biggest drop in solo car commuters as transit, walking surge. Seattle Times
  • What Happens When a City Tries to End Traffic Deaths. CityLab

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