A STRONG Act for a Stronger America

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Sen. John Kerry. Photo credit: cliff1066™ via Flickr

Most pieces of legislation start with a series of customary “findings.” But the findings section of the Strengthening The Resiliency of Our Nation on the Ground (STRONG) Act of 2012 reads like a biblical warning.

It points out that:
• There have been 130 separate billion-dollar-plus disasters in the U.S. in the past 30 years (14 in 2011 alone).

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Congressional Outlook Uncertain, but Executive Branch Opportunity Abounds

There has been a whole lot of negative talk about the prospects for energy, climate or other significant legislation coming out of our newly divided Congress, and that is not the best news for the green building industry. However, this does not imply that green building advocates should pack up and go home – in fact, it means quite the contrary.

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