Ben Stapleton frames the shot with his hands like a movie director, sharing his vision of a junkyard he’s trying to sell for $3.5 million. He sees artist workspaces, retail shops and apartments with Los Angeles skyline views, steps from a riverfront oasis.
The White House proposed new rules to govern greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants over a week ago. That, along with aggressive car fuel efficiency standards finalized in 2012, have clearly pushed President Barack Obama ahead of his predecessors in the climate legacy race. Granted, not many entrants in that race, but he could still easily lose.
The Los Angeles River, a concrete channel through much of the nation’s second most-populous city, would begin to be restored under a $1 billion plan recommended for approval by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Wojciech Jaruzelski, the communist leader and army general who imposed martial law in Poland to suppress the Solidarity movement in 1981 before ceding power eight years later as his regime collapsed, has died. He was 90.
Opponents of New York’s plan to reopen a waste-transfer plant on the Upper East Side of Manhattan were predictably disappointed that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave the plant a green light last month.
Bloomberg BNA — Local leaders who are members of a White House advisory panel are calling for better coordination across the federal government and reforms to federal funding programs and policies to help them deal with increased threats of flooding, hurricanes and other impacts associated with climate change.
Keystone XL pipeline records are being sought by the Sierra Club in a lawsuit claiming the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has to make public documents related to its review of TransCanada Corp.’s project.