Environment

“Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Revitalizing American Communities through the Brownfields Program”

Written Testimony of Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage For The U.S. Conference of Mayors Before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment on “Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Revitalizing American Communities through the Brownfields Program” INTRODUCTION My name is Chris Bollwage, I am the Mayor of Elizabeth, NJ and [...]

By | 2017-03-28T14:19:48+00:00 March 27, 2017|Environment, Testimony|

Mayors, Cities and Counties Push for Flexibility on Water Infrastructure Costs

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) today joined with National Association of Counties (NACo) and the National League of Cities (NLC) to express support for the Water Infrastructure Flexibility Act of 2017 (S. 692) currently under consideration in the Senate Environment and Public Works​ Committee and Water Quality Improvement Act of 2017 [...]

By | 2017-03-24T22:33:55+00:00 March 24, 2017|Environment|

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell to Testify at Congressional Hearing on Brownfields Redevelopment

Washington, D.C. – New Bedford (MA) Mayor Jonathan Mitchell will testify before the House Subcommittee on Environment tomorrow, Thursday, February 16 at 10 a.m. ET during a hearing titled “Modernizing Environmental Laws: Challenges and Opportunities for Expanding Infrastructure and Promoting Development and Manufacturing.” Mayor Mitchell, who serves as Chair of the Energy Committee for The [...]

By | 2017-02-22T09:32:38+00:00 February 15, 2017|Environment, Media Advisories|

The Nation’s Mayors Praise Passage of Water Infrastructure Bill Including Aid for Flint

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) today is praising Congress for passing the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act in the Senate by a vote of 78-21 that contains numerous programs to assist cities with their infrastructure needs. Key to the mayors is the inclusion of much needed aid to [...]

By | 2017-02-22T09:32:55+00:00 December 10, 2016|Environment, Mayors Water Council, Press Room|

Statement by Tom Cochran On the House Passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016

Washington, D.C. – Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of The U.S. Conference of Mayors issued the following statement on passage by The U.S. House of Representatives of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016: “The nation’s Mayors are pleased that the House overwhelmingly passed the Water Resources Development Act (HR 5303) in such a [...]

By | 2017-02-22T09:33:03+00:00 September 29, 2016|Environment, Mayors Water Council, Press Room|

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Serves as Founding Member of The Global Parliament of Mayors

Washington, D.C. – Under the leadership of U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President and Oklahoma City (OK) Mayor Mick Cornett, a delegation of mayors including USCM Second Vice President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin, Dayton (OH) Mayor Nan Whaley and USCM CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran joined more than 60 mayors representing cities from across the [...]

How Energy Technologies Are Reshaping America’s Cities

"How Energy Technologies Are Reshaping America's Cities" is a mayoral survey (178 mayors) providing data on how new energy technologies are being deployed in U.S. cities as part of the many ongoing efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions.   Download the Report: How Energy Technologies Are Reshaping America's Cities

By | 2017-06-05T10:48:50+00:00 January 20, 2016|Energy, Environment, Mayors Climate Protection Center, Reports|

Successful City Initiatives with Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Funding

"Successful City Initiatives with Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Funding" is a mayoral survey (204 mayors) showing how ARRA-based funding was used to accelerate city energy and climate initiatives to cut greenhouse gases and secure other benefits in the wake of the 2008 economic downturn. Download the report: Successful City Initiatives with Energy Efficiency and Conservation [...]

By | 2017-06-02T18:26:29+00:00 February 27, 2014|Energy, Environment, Mayors Climate Protection Center, Reports|