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Author: Nevin Brown

US Territories’ April 15-21, 2019 news week in tweets

Public Energy Policy Law of Puerto Rico targets 100% renewable energy by 2050 Puerto Rico will stop burning coal next year (2020) on its way to 100% clean, renewable energy — Mark Z. Jacobson (@mzjacobson) April 20, 2019 Ricardo Rosselló, Governor of Puerto Rico, signed the Public Energy Policy Law of Puerto Rico, which targets relying on 100% renewable energy by 2050. The plan also looks to eliminate coal, completely, by 2028 and to have 40% of the islands’ energy needs to be renewable by 2025. Puerto Rico to pay $1.5 billion to McKinsey & Co. to oversee Restructuring...

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US Territories’ April 1-7, 2019 news week in tweets

Democratic Representatives grill HUD over Puerto Rico funds .@RepMaxineWaters and these congresswomen are not letting the Trump administration get away with quietly cutting off funds to Puerto Rico — NowThis (@nowthisnews) April 6, 2019 Representatives Maxine Waters (D) of California, Sylvia Garcia (D) of Texas, and Nydia Velazquez (D) of New York grilled Jeremy Kirkland of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development over the appropriations of $20 billion in disaster relief funds designated for Puerto Rico. HUD has been slow to present information and details over the appropriation of these funds and has not answered...

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US Territories’ March 25-31, 2019 news week in tweets

Delays in Congress’s funding for food stamps have massive ramifications for Puerto Ricans Puerto Rico faces food stamps crisis as Trump privately vents about federal aid to Hurricane Maria-battered island — The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 25, 2019 The lack of funding for food stamps has caused the many Puerto Ricans, who depended on them, to cut back on food. The Casa Ismael, a non-profit that helps HIV positive men in Puerto Rico, has had to cut back services because it relies on its patients food stamp money for funding. Trump Complains to republican Senators that Puerto Rico...

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