In Pennsylvania, $13.8 billion in funding has been announced, with over 300 specific infrastructure projects identified for funding. Approximately $10 billion will go to transit upgrades in the state, and over $650 million for clean water and water infrastructure.
Those who enroll in the American Climate Corps will learn how to install solar panels, restore coastal wetlands, fight wildfires, and more. The program aims to create a pipeline for these young people to get hired into the clean energy sector.
Pittsburgh’s air quality was deemed “very unhealthy” Wednesday, as Canadian wildfires continue to cause serious air quality issues throughout the state. Conditions are expected to improve by the weekend, according to the DEP.
The Farm Bill provides food assistance for 41 million Americans, funds land conservation practices, is a huge source of federal investment in rural communities, and ensures all Americans they have access to a safe, stable supply of food.