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Infrastructure news and analysis from The Nation
December 13, 2022
I’m a Rail Worker, and Biden Screwed Us
We can either deny rail carriers our labor in defiance of long-established laws, or we stand still and keep eating their punches.
November 18, 2022
Supply-Chain Workers Have the Power—and They’re Ready to Use It
Rail, port, and parcel delivery workers are fighting for better contracts, and this time they have leverage.
September 27, 2022
The Mississippi Water Crisis Is the Tip of the Global Disaster to Come
Extreme weather will put a strain on global water supplies.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
September 22, 2022
Holding Back the Tide of Water Privatization
Three public water activists say privatization is not the answer to our infrastructure woes.
September 15, 2022
Are Rail Workers on Track to Win Better Working Conditions?
A tentative deal to avert a national rail strike awaits a membership vote—and clarification of basic job protections.
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May 23, 2022
America’s Largest, Most Neglected Machine Could Be the Key to Radical Climate Activism
Most of us ignore the electrical grid, but it’s a crucial part of the transition to renewable energy capacity.
Jessi Jezewska Stevens
December 16, 2021
This Is Life After the Dixie Fire
People in high places with money to share are not riding over the ridge to our rescue.
Jane Braxton Little
November 25, 2021
We’re Spending Money on War When We Could Be Building Roads
Our problem in this country isn’t lack of funds, no matter what the Republicans, Manchin, and Sinema may claim.
November 17, 2021
It’s No Surprise Our Water Infrastructure Is So Bad
You’d think the wealthiest country in the world could supply its own population with drinkable water. But you’d be wrong.
October 28, 2021
To Build Back Better, Progressives Need to Fight Back Harder
Holding out for the best possible package is not merely a morally sound approach. It’s a politically necessary one.