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April 25, 2019

MTA’s two-decade plan for all-electric fleet lacks details, transit advocates say

If the MTA needs 21 years to make its bus fleet fully electric, it ought to have a detailed plan, transit advocates said Thursday.

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April 18, 2019

A Green New Deal worth taking: how to advance inclusion through clean energy jobs

The Green New Deal is dominating the headlines, but what does this really mean for workers? A new report released by the Brookings Institute today offers some important insights.

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April 10, 2019

‘Monumental’: Chicago commits to 100 percent renewable energy by 2040

“The Chicago Collective who wrote this resolution—comprised of frontline environmental justice communities, green groups, and unions—proves that not only can Chicago build a climate-safe future for next generations, but that a truly just transition also creates good, family-sustaining jobs to

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April 10, 2019

Chicago commits to 100 percent clean energy

Chicago just became the largest city in the United States to commit to 100 percent clean energy. Legislation passed unanimously today by the city council will enable the metropolis of 2.7 million to power all of its buildings on clean

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March 4, 2019

Over 70 workers hired to build CTA’s next-gen 7000-Series cars on SE side

The city says the factory, located on 45 acres of land, will eventually create about 170 manufacturing, warehouse and professional jobs. It’s been 55 years since rail cars were built within the city limits.

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February 28, 2019

Meet the black climate and social justice leaders you have never heard of

A new generation of black activists are working on issues from housing to transportation to food security. Dr. Beverly Scott, JMA board member, is featured.

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February 4, 2019

Why transit equity matters

Today marks the birthday of Rosa Parks, who made history in 1955 when she refused to move to the back of the bus in Montgomery, Alabama.

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February 1, 2019

Foxconn fiasco proves manufacturing revival won’t happen without accountability

Foxconn reneging on its initial agreement dealt a major blow to Wisconsin’s communities and economy. But it is, ultimately, unsurprising news. Our cities and states spend tens of billions of taxpayer dollars every year on subsidies to private sector companies

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January 21, 2019

BYD receives recognition for its commitment to advancing women in the workplace

BYD is the only pure-electric vehicle manufacturer in North America included on Bloomberg’s 2019 Gender-Equality Index List.

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January 18, 2019

Report on heavy-duty EVs highlights opportunity for social equity

California’s heavy-duty electric vehicle revolution doesn’t just benefit the environment, it will help social equity efforts as well, according to a report from the Union of Concerned Scientists and The Greenlining Institute.