The White House announced today its plan for a proposed “21st Century Clean Transportation System”. The President’s plan will be part of the final proposed budget next week and will include over $300 billion in investments in mass transit systems, high-speed rail, self-driving cars, and other transportation systems aiming to reduce carbon emissions over the next 10 years. expand full story
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Pope Francis addressed air pollution concerns during a speech at the White House
Pope Francis arrived in DC this morning for his first visit in the U.S. and he addressed the crowd at the White house following President Obama’s ‘welcome speech’. In his speech, the Pontiff reiterated his concerns over air pollution and encouraged the President’s initiative to address it.