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TRAIN Act Colossal Waste of Money, Attempt to Delay Regulations 21.9.2100 Union of Concerned Scientists
The House is expected to take up a bill today, called the TRAIN Act, which would waste $2 million of taxpayer money by mandating redundant cost-benefit analyses of environmental and health regulations.
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Editorial: It's time to talk about a California plastic tax 8.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

A ballot measure filed this week proposes a one penny tax on plastic packaging in California.

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Democrat drops challenge of Tipton in 3rd U.S. House district 4.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
State Rep. Donald Valdez ended his campaign for Congress on Monday morning, following poor fundraising numbers and the entrance of a well-funded challenger.
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EPA to scale back federal rules restricting waste from coal-fired power plants 4.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday plans to relax rules that govern how power plants store waste from burning coal and release water containing toxic metals into nearby waterways, according to agency officials.
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Duluth, Minneapolis push for state’s first fees on disposable bags 1.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Minneapolis’ ordinance would charge a nickel for all disposable bags. Duluth’s would only apply to plastic bags. The proposals come two years after state lawmakers blocked the efforts of Minneapolis and other cities to impose outright bans on plastic bags.
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Miners vs. fishermen: Alaska's Pebble Mine risks wild salmon for gold 23.10.2019 LA Times: Nation

A giant open-pit copper and gold dig above Alaska's Bristol Bay could yield sales of more than $20 billion in two decades, but Pebble Mine would place the world's greatest wild salmon run at risk forever.

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Why U.S. cities like Minneapolis are banning new fast-food drive-thrus 10.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Most of the bans aim to curb emissions and protect pedestrians. The bans are also sometimes touted as a way to help fight obesity, but past studies suggest they don't have that effect.
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Waste work shift: Inside the structural changes in the global waste sector 5.10.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Informal waste workers have long managed the waste of the South, for whom new forms of collectives offer new hope, while the gig economy threatens to de-formalize waste management in the North.
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Editorial: California needs to stop playing small ball on single-use plastic. Swing for the fences, already 24.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Gov. Gavin Newsom should veto the bill that prohibits hotels from providing tiny plastic bottles of lotion and shampoo to patrons and tell the Legislature to bring him a comprehensive plastic-reduction bill like the one the Legislature put off until 2020.

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No, Bergeson & Campbell, the public’s right to know about new chemicals is not a distraction or waste of resources 20.9.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. Earlier this month, EDF and other NGOs filed a notice of intent (NOI) to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act and its own regulations that deny the public timely access to information on chemicals companies seek to bring onto the market. […]
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Vladimir Putin Defends Rights of Protesters As Activist Is Jailed for 3.5 Years for Hitting Police Officer With a Garbage Can 5.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Anti-government protesters have been marching against a ban on some opposition parties in the upcoming Moscow city parliament elections.
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One Very Bad Habit Is Fueling the Global Recycling Meltdown 30.8.2019 Mother Jones
If you’re like me, you’ve looked at a paper coffee cup or an empty tube of toothpaste and thought, “Is this recyclable?” before tossing it in the recycling bin, hoping someone, somewhere, would sort it out. People in the waste management industry call this habit “wishcycling.” According to Marian Chertow, director of the Solid Waste […]
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Illegal cannabis farms still scarring public lands, two years after Prop. 64 29.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

Nearly two years after California voters approved Prop. 64, illegal marijuana grows are continuing in the state's national forests, predominantly the work of Mexican drug traffickers.

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California implements revolutionary new utility model for gas leaks 22.8.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
California implements revolutionary new utility model for gas leaks
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Op-Ed: California is leading a pro-worker resistance 15.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Partnerships between labor and the environmental movement in California could be models for rebuilding worker power elsewhere in the nation.

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Hoping to get a nickel for that can? With California's recycling crisis, good luck 14.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

When California's largest operator of recycling redemption centers, RePlanet, went out of business last week, the state suddenly lost nearly one-fifth of its redemption centers in one day.

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Environmental groups move to sue South Bay refinery over mishandling of hazardous waste 7.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

Environmental groups move to sue Phillips 66 South Bay refinery for violating hazardous waste laws.

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San Francisco Airport to Ban Sale of Bottled Water, Per New City Ordinance 3.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The San Francisco International Airport will ban the sale of water in plastic bottles on Aug. 20, per a new city ordinance.
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EPA Wants Coal Plants to Use More Arsenic-laden Waste That Could Pollute Water, Activists Warn: 'A Disgrace to Everything the EPA Stands For' 31.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Environmental groups say the decision was purely political and could result in the contamination of water supplies.
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5 lessons from China's push to increase domestic recycling 30.7.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Public-private partnerships and education are central to its plans.
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