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if you've been wondering why you haven't heard much about the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill funding translated into shovel-ready projects in your state, here's the answer:

Appropriations in a 50-50 Senate funded by continuing resolutions is a slog!…
“A significant portion of our highway, transit & safety programs are limited” by caps in existing federal budget, said Carlos Monje Jr, DOT’s 3rd-highest official. “Without Congress actions, we aren’t going to be able to move on many of the new programs funded in the bill”

"Among them is $1.2B to help reduce carbon emissions & $1.4B to protect roads & bridges against effects of climate change. Although the Federal Railroad Administration is in line to receive $66 billion in the next 5 years, Monje said the agency can’t hire the staff it needs "
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When an economist writes on the fudging of Forest survey data, it is an indication of a situation having gone from bad to worse. However, Ajit Ninan also falls into the trap of assessing ‘forests’ as land with tree growth. ⁦@moefcc⁩ ⁦1/n…
What of #grasslands which can #sequester #carbon quite as rapidly and sustaining side ranging biodiversity? What of #coastal #sand #dunes, which apart from protecting us from the fury of cyclones, also provides an amazing diversity of niche spaces for aquatic beings,. @E_S_G 2/n
... whilst supporting #paan #kethis, as in #Orissa? What about deserts, which play an incredible role in drawing the monsoon into India, whilst also being amazing ecosystems? What about fresh water wetlands like #Loktak in #Manipur &Saltwater mixing zones as in #Chilika,.. 3/n
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