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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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Mining Companies Polluted Western Waters. Now Taxpayers Have to Pay for the Clean Up. 18.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity. The remnants of an abandoned gold and silver mine scar the Little Rocky Mountains just south of the Fort Belknap Indian Community in Montana, bleeding polluted orange water into streams that meander through the reservation. Warren Morin remembers drinking the once-pristine water while he was […]
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EPA sets long-term goals for Superfund site created by Gold King Mine spill 14.3.2019 Denver Post: Local
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced three long-term goals Wednesday for cleaning up the Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund site in southwestern Colorado.
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127 Countries Now Regulate Plastic Bags. Why Aren't We Seeing Less Pollution? 11.3.2019 WRI Stories
127 Countries Now Regulate Plastic Bags. Why Aren't We Seeing Less Pollution? Comments|Add Comment|PrintLitter in Anne Arundel County. Flickr/Chesapeake Bay Program There's a global battle against single-use plastics, particularly when it comes to the once-ubiquitous plastic bag. A new report from UN Environment and WRI found that at least 127 countries (of 192 reviewed) have adopted some form of legislation to regulate plastic bags as of July 2018. These policies range from outright bans... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Devin Nunes Compares California Straw Law to Socialism 11.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“At restaurant tonight waitress asks if we want straws. Says she has to ask now in fear of THE STRAW POLICE,” Nunes tweeted to his 380,000 followers.
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Boy, 8, Sits in Urine-Soaked Clothes After Bathroom Ban 8.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The boy was told to pee in a trash can at the front of class, his mother has claimed.
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Can Minnesota talk about new nuclear power while there’s still a ban? 8.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Senate Republicans and Democrats are at odds over whether nuclear energy can be part of the conversation about Minnesota's energy future if the state keeps its ban on new nuclear power plants.
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Trump’s EPA may weaken restrictions on disposal of oilfield wastewater — here’s what you need to know 26.2.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Trump’s EPA may weaken restrictions on disposal of oilfield wastewater — here’s what you need to know
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Solving the plastic pollution crisis requires focus on another ‘R’ — responsibility 21.2.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Companies must tackle the problem by reducing and reusing first, rather than skipping straight to recycling as the bests solution.
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Climate solutions depend on rare earths. Here's how they can be sourced responsibly 21.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
These elements are necessary for solar energy, wind energy and electric vehicles — and so is the way we secure them.
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Fouled waters reveal lasting legacy of U.S. mining industry 20.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding lakes and streams without being treated, The Associated Press has found.
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Scientist says some pollution is good for you — a disputed claim Trump’s EPA has embraced 19.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In early 2018, a deputy assistant administrator in the EPA, Clint Woods, reached out to a Massachusetts toxicologist best known for pushing a public health standard suggesting that low levels of toxic chemicals and radiation are good for people.

“I wanted to check to see if you might have some...

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Colorado restaurateurs want 1 straw law to rule them all 17.2.2019 Denver Post: Local
There's something missing at Centro Mexican Kitchen in Boulder. Once you take a seat, a waiter brings a glass of water, but no straw. Ask for one and you'll get a paper straw.
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Tom Szaky: How to repackage packaging 16.2.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Making reduce, reuse and recycle reliable.
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More grocers are putting their money where their mouths are when it comes to food waste 14.2.2019 GreenBiz.com
Walmart, Kroger realize that awareness is a big part of the problem and the solution.
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Informal Workers Are Vital to Cities, “Legitimate Actors,” Says Martha Chen 11.2.2019 THE CITY FIX
Illegal. Criminal. A drag on the economy. These are just a few of the derisive labels that beleaguer urban informal workers, says Martha Chen, co-founder of and senior advisor to Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing. Informal workers – ...
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No time to waste: What lies ahead in New Mexico on methane policy? 4.2.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
No time to waste: What lies ahead in New Mexico on methane policy?
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Brazil's dam collapse seemed destined to happen — and may happen again, experts say 4.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Lax regulations, chronic short staffing and a law that muffled the voices of environmentalists on mining licenses made the devastating collapse of a dam in southeastern Brazil all but destined to happen, experts and legislators say.

The failure of the dam holding back iron ore mining waste on Jan....

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Shareholders ask retailers to report on plastic bags 29.1.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Retailers that aren't disclosing their plans to reduce or eliminate plastic bag use may be in store for shareholder activism.
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Satellite data confirms Permian gas flaring is double what companies report 24.1.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Satellite data confirms Permian gas flaring is double what companies report
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