June 2, 2017

June 2, 2017

The Weekly Trek

June 2, 2017

Top Political News

  • Trump Pulls U.S. Out of Climate Accord, Saying It Poses a Threat to the Economy. NY Times
  • Unemployment Rate Falls to 16-Year Low, But Hiring Slows. Wall Street Journal
  • Trump appeals travel ban case to Supreme Court. The Hill
  • Comey to testify publicly next week. The Hill

Energy & Natural Resources

  • The U.S. is out of the Paris Agreement. What now? E&E
  •  Fact-checking Trump’s Paris Agreement speech. E&E
  • Agriculture Secretary Says He’ll Push for More Wildfire Funding. Roll Call
  • Portland, Multnomah County set 100% renewable energy goal. The Oregonian
  • Feds suspend public lands councils. Bend Bulletin

Indian Affairs

  • Secretary Zinke: Listen to native tribes, not corporations. The Hill
  • Oil Flowing Through DAPL. Indian Country Today
  • Shortage of Native American physicians creates concerns, elicits calls for action. Cronkite News

Labor

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • CEOs Urge Donald Trump to Limit Scope of Nafta Changes to an ‘Update’. Wall Street Journal
  • GOP’s Proposed Tax Changes Are No Match for Status Quo. Wall Street Journal
  • Trump Talks Tough on Trade, but His Team Is Treading Lightly. NY Times

Technology

  • Uber Says It Just Noticed Error on Pay, but It Was No Secret. NY Times
  • Waymo working on self-driving trucks. Reuters
  • Transportation secretary urges drone industry to engage public. MPR

Transportation

  • Democrats’ infrastructure proposal contrasts with Trump’s plan, budget. USA Today
  • Greenbrier and Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance finalize agreement for $1 billion in railcar business. AJOT
  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $527.8 Million in Infrastructure Grants to Airports. DOT
  • FRA, FTC to award $197 million in PTC grants. Progressive Railroading
  • Is It Time for an Infrastructure Garage Sale? Governing
  • Legislators make transportation package an all-or-nothing deal. East Oregonian
  • Oregon’s $8.2 billion transportation funding bill increases gas taxes, registration fees. Statesman Journal

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