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COMMENTARY

How electric cars can advance environmental justice: By putting low-income and racially diverse drivers behind the wheel | Opinion

BY: - May 24, 2021

By Andrea Marpillero-Colomina The global auto industry has begun a historic shift from gas- and diesel-fueled cars to electric vehicles. President Biden’s infrastructure plan seeks to speed up this transition by requesting billions of dollars to modernize the electric grid and build 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations. Evidence shows that many Americans are eager to […]

Pittsburgh, Philly to share in federal recovery cash rolling out states, cities & counties

BY: - May 11, 2021

The funds will boost the budgets of not just states but thousands of U.S. cities and counties—unlike the first pandemic relief bill passed in 2020, which gave money to only states and larger local governments.

COMMENTARY

What happens when a big business tries to remake a neighborhood in its own image | Opinion

BY: - April 23, 2019

Gentrification of dilapidated urban neighborhoods is a common driver of renaming -- just ask Philadelphia