Some of the most important news doesn’t make big, splashy headlines. That can be because developments unfold slowly or are super-wonky, or simply get overlooked in a busy news cycle. That’s why the Political Climate team is creating a new Newsflash series, a monthly episode in your Political Climate feed in which we’ll bring you a behind-the-scenes look at a news story you might have missed.
In this inaugural episode, host Julia Pyper and producer Maria Virginia Olano bring you snippets from an interview with Lisa Garcia, a regional administrator at the EPA, about the work the agency is doing to deploy funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed last year. It’s a huge, important topic that’s gotten far too little media coverage. As Garcia put it, “The infusion of funding for infrastructure is certainly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
- Canary Media: Q&A with Lisa Garcia: Getting environmental justice right at the EPA
- EPA Fact Sheet: EPA & the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
- Electrek: Biden administration kicks off $5 billion electric Clean School Bus program
- The Hill: Congress needs to support EPA’s environmental protection infrastructure