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The Weekly Stupid: Why the Oroville Dam is Only the Beginning

The Oroville Dam flooding is just the latest canary in the coal mine that is America’s crumbling infrastructure. What’s needed to repair and upgrade our nation’s infrastructure is a groundswell of public support for 1) increasing infrastructure funding and 2) streamlining the federal permitting process, as detailed in our 3-page proposal.

 

News and Notes

Philip Howard discussed the broader implications of the Oroville Dam situation and America’s need for infrastructure permitting reform on CNBC’s ‘Power Lunch.’

Complex federal permitting requirements threaten the Administration’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan.

On February 9 and 10, Common Good co-hosted a workshop with Stanford University titled “Renewing American Infrastructure.” Read the recommendations here.