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President Obama calls for a broad infrastructure plan

In his 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to develop a broad infrastructure plan that would create more jobs.

EPA Launches Finance Center to Improve Community Water Infrastructure and Resiliency

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched the Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center today to help communities across the country improve their wastewater, drinking water and stormwater systems, particularly through innovative financing and by building resilience to climate change. The center was announced as Vice President Biden and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy toured the construction site for a tunnel to reduce sewer overflows into the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C. by 98 percent.

Remembering Cabell Brand

Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project (SERCAP) lost a true friend yesterday in the passing of Cabell Brand.

Cabell, founder of Total Action Against Poverty (TAP),  founded the Demonstration Water Project under TAP and was instrumental in its transformation into the Virginia Water Project and later its multi-state expansion into Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project (SERCAP).