Health experts warn problems with these "underground poisonous straws" can strike suddenly, and states are getting cash to replace them. But no one knows how many lines exist or where they are.
Officials said 10 people suffered minor injuries and at least three were taken to the hospital after the collapse, which appears to have involved several vehicles and a Port Authority bus.
Starting with $1 billion, the EPA announced that 23 states and Puerto Rico would be getting money to clean up Superfund sites in a previously unfunded backlog.
The research shows that across 152 counties, 38% of Black residents in the rural South have no home internet access, compared to 23% of white residents.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal, chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, rejected the price tag put forward by West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin for President Biden's sweeping domestic spending priorities.
The Senate approved a temporary extension to fund the federal highway program and ends furloughs for the transportation employees.
Infrastructure spending is considered one of the few issues on which the two parties can agree, but there are still differences that seem to reflect the nation's broader partisan and cultural divide.