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From a press release:

“WHAT: Join Jane Fonda in Washington, D.C. for Fire Drill Fridays’ first in-person rally in almost three years! This Friday, activists, community advocates, environmentalists, and celebrities will come together in the Capitol to call attention to the growing climate crisis and to demand that Congress reject Senator Joe Manchin’s “Dirty Deal” and that President Joe Biden declare a climate emergency. Read More

From the Department of Energy and Environment:

“The Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) is releasing the final 400 of 35,000 freshwater mussels into the Anacostia River and Kingman Lake. Each mussel can filter approximately 10 gallons of water in a day, laying the groundwork for cleaner water and a better habitat for creatures that live in the river.

The Anacostia Freshwater Mussel Restoration Project began in 2019 after DOEE was awarded a grant. The project grant is administered through the Anacostia Watershed Society. Read More

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From a press release:

“The Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) published Keep Cool DC, a strategy to address extreme heat in the District of Columbia. Keep Cool DC lays out steps that District agencies can take to adapt to hotter days by reducing the drivers of extreme heat and protecting District residents from the dangers of high temperatures. Read More

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From the Mayor’s Office:

“Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that the District of Columbia secured $20 million in new funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to continue its path towards a climate resilient future. These federal funds will support the District’s effort to endure rising sea levels and more severe natural hazards. This work is timely and urgent as the District has seen increased rainfall and more frequent storms in recent years. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has forecasted above-average hurricane activity along the east coast for several years running. Read More

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From DOEE:

“Today, the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) announce the release of a broad-ranging Transportation Electrification Roadmap (TER) to help the District transition its local transportation modes to zero-emission vehicles by 2045. The TER is an encompassing plan to help Washington, DC become carbon neutral by 2050, as called for in the Clean Energy DC Omnibus Act of 2018 (CEDC Act).

“This roadmap is critical to help the District prioritize and contribute to a green and equitable economy across all Wards. We recognize with the important foundation of the 2018 Clean Energy Act, the performance data has provided the District with incredible insight into how we will reach our goals of being a carbon neutral city by 2050,” said DOEE Director Tommy Wells. “By establishing mandates, these efforts will ensure that access to — and benefits from–transportation electrification are equitable and accessible to all District residents.”

Emissions from diesel- and gasoline-powered vehicles contribute approximately 24% of the District’s annual citywide greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). The TER focuses on shifting private, public, and transit vehicles from traditional fossil fuels to highly efficient and zero-emission electric vehicles, using three key methods: Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

DOEE has launched a community pilot program to allow citizens to document violations of DC’s Anti Idling law with photos and submit the case for enforcement.”

From DOEE:

“DOEE is initiating a Community Engine Idling Enforcement Pilot Program to test the feasibility of expanding opportunities for District residents to assist in improving air quality. Under the program, community members desiring to report violations of the engine idling regulations will use the District of Columbia 311 Mobile App (DC311 App) to report and submit information about violations in a manner that will allow for civil enforcement of the regulations. Prior to filing an engine idling violation report, please refer to these guidelines to ensure that the submission has the information necessary for a proper review and entry into the enforcement process. Read More

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