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EPA Administrator Wheeler prepares to gut Clean Power Plan, increasing pollution and harming health 16.8.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is reportedly planning to all but abolish one of America’s most important climate protections: the Clean Power Plan, our only nation-wide limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants. Though Wheeler might claim that he is offering a Clean Power Plan “replacement,” his reported plan would forfeit the tremendous benefits […]
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EPA Administrator Wheeler prepares to allow massive increases in climate pollution 16.8.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is reportedly planning to all but abolish one of America’s most important climate protections: the Clean Power Plan, our only nation-wide limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants. Though Wheeler might claim that he is offering a Clean Power Plan “replacement,” his reported plan would forfeit the tremendous benefits […]
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Aussie financial giant moving Philly-based investment business to former Dow building 15.8.2018 Philly.com News
Center City's Market East section is seeing a burst of new development and an uptick in interest from businesses attracted to its less-buttoned-down vibe and its proximity to Philadelphia's historic core.
Stakeholder engagement: How Enviva moved from crisis to collaboration 14.8.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Facing criticism, the biomass company reached outward.
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Plane Thief Said He Trained on Games, Didn't Plan to Land 12.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The man who stole a plane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Friday night didn’t have a pilot’s license but still managed to perform complex maneuvers in the air.
Can the EPA Roll Back California's Clean Air Standards? 10.8.2018 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) The Los Angeles skyline on June 24, 2010 Capital & Main  is an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political and social issues. The American Prospect is co-publishing this piece. When officials within the Trump administration, on August 2, proposed scaling back Obama-era fuel-economy standards and revoking California’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from tailpipes, they were betting on the chance that courts can’t tell the difference between a law against gas guzzlers and one against carbon belchers. Low-mileage cars and low-emissions cars are often one and the same, they may have reasoned. If you’re requiring a car to emit less carbon dioxide, you’re also asking that it burn less fuel. That part might be mostly true, although there are emissions controls that have nothing to do with gas mileage. But from a legal standpoint, fuel economy and tailpipe emissions take distinctly different routes to regulation. Fuel-economy ...
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Court orders ban on harmful pesticide, says EPA violated law 10.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a widely used pesticide on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure can harm babies' brains.
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Twitter Bucks Silicon Valley Trend, Opts Not to Ban Alex Jones 9.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Twitter Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey tweeted that his platform wouldn’t join other tech firms in banning parts or all of Mr. Jones’ content. His reason: He hadn’t violated Twitter policy.
Tracking Deforestation in DRC's Forest Concessions Is Complicated 8.8.2018 WRI Stories
Tracking Deforestation in DRC's Forest Concessions Is Complicated Comments|Add Comment|PrintRoad near the village of Ilanga in the DRC. Photo by Molly Bergen/WCS, WWF, WRI The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) contains more than half of the remaining Congo Basin rainforest, the second-largest tropical forest on Earth. These forests are increasingly threatened by slash-and-burn agriculture and logging for timber, charcoal and fuelwood. While most logging is carried out by small or... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Recognition of Indigenous rights or termination of rights framework? 8.8.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Joyce Green Gina Starblanket The Trudeau government is committed to table legislation on a Recognition of Rights Framework for Indigenous Rights this fall. While not yet finalized, the initial drafts are not encouraging. Beware of federal politicians bearing beads and trinkets. This framework is not emancipatory, and, despite effusive press releases from the prime minister, has nothing to do with reconciliation. The feds are proposing a framework that functions like a cage, containing Indigenous nations and governments within a legal apparatus that assumes all sovereignty and jurisdiction belongs to the federal and provincial governments. The cage provides Indigenous nations with little more than space to administer federally approved governance within legislated boundaries. No land commitments accompany the framework, and its principles fall far below the floor set by Canadian constitutional law, Indigenous laws, and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The third ...
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PART 2: EPA rams through its reckless review scheme for new chemicals under TSCA, your health be damned 6.8.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. I blogged last week about how political appointees at EPA are starting to clear new chemicals to enter commerce based on a new – apparently unwritten and certainly not public – review process that ignores the law and will put the health of the public, workers and the […]
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Paint-lead hazard standard – A reconsideration 5.8.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., is Chemicals Policy Director After 20 years working on lead poisoning prevention, it has become almost second nature for me to object when someone suggests that children eating paint chips is a significant route of exposure. All too often, the claim implies that the blame rests with parents who are not conscientious enough […]
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6 reasons why the practice of silvopasture will help save modern farming 4.8.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The ecological connectivity practice offers benefits to us all.
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Out of spotlight, tribes keep fighting Dakota pipeline 3.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington, D.C., is weighing whether the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers adequately considered effects on the tribes before approving the Dakota Access pipeline. He is expected to rule by Aug. 10.
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Connecting indigenous growers with buyers helps save forests and lift up communities 2.8.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Connecting indigenous growers with buyers helps save forests and lift up communities
Brookfield Asset Management to Acquire Forest City 1.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Brookfield Asset Management Inc. has agreed to buy real-estate developer Forest City Realty Trust Inc. for about $6.77 billion in a deal that further fuels this year’s mergers and acquisitions boom in the commercial property sector.
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Mandatory lead service line inventories – Illinois and Michigan as strong models 30.7.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., Chemicals Policy Director and Lindsay McCormick, Project Manager This blog is part of a series focused on how states are handling the essential task of developing inventories of lead service lines (LSLs) and making them public. The first blog identified 14 states that were taking on the issue: four with mandatory programs and ten with […]
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10 Minutes with Neil Hawkins, Dow Chemical 30.7.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The longtime sustainability exec on valuing nature and navigating collaborations.
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Who's on the DFL primary ballot in the 5th? Meet the candidates 30.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Voters in Minneapolis and neighboring suburbs will elect a new member of Congress this year. The 5th Congressional District seat has been in Democratic hands since 1963, which means the August DFL primary will likely decide who goes to Washington.
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The biggest culprit behind climate change may surprise you 26.7.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Because no one's too transparent when it comes to their emissions.
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