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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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Banning Straws and Bags Won’t Solve our Plastic Problem 16.8.2018 WRI Stories
Banning Straws and Bags Won’t Solve our Plastic Problem Comments|Add Comment|PrintMore than 8 million tons of plastic waste wind up in the ocean every year. Photo by Trocaire/Flickr It seems to be the summer of plastic bans. Starbucks, Hyatt, the city of Seattle and others have all committed to phase out plastic straws. Stafford Township in New Jersey passed a plastic bag ban just last month, joining dozens of other American cities and states imposing taxes or bans on single-use plastics. But... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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India’s Boom Pushed Cities to Their Limits. Here’s How Pune Coped. 16.8.2018 THE CITY FIX
Like many Indian cities, Pune’s population exploded over the last three decades. Between 1981 and 2011 it more than doubled as thousands came to work in manufacturing and IT. And like other cities, Pune expanded, eventually engulfing 23 previously separate ...
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India's Boom Pushed Cities to Their Limits. Here's How Pune Coped. 16.8.2018 WRI Stories
India's Boom Pushed Cities to Their Limits. Here's How Pune Coped. Comments|Add Comment|PrintWaste collection door-to-door by the members of the SWaCH cooperative in Pune, India. Photo Credit: Brodie Talbot Like many Indian cities, Pune's population exploded over the last three decades. Between 1981 and 2011 it more than doubled as thousands came to work in manufacturing and IT. And like other cities, Pune expanded, eventually engulfing 23 previously separate villages. This strained... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Pune: Civil Society Coalitions, Policy Contradictions, and Unsteady Transformation 15.8.2018 WRI Stories
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What’s the value of a clean beach? Here’s how economists do the numbers 8.8.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Dirty or dangerous beaches don’t just cost to clean up — they also cost in lost recreational spending.
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Maryland: 'We're drowning in Pennsylvania's trash' 7.8.2018 Philly.com News
The record rains of July in Maryland carried debris over the Conowingo Dam, which regulates from the Susquehenna River, which flows through Pennsylvania. The debris choked docks in the Chesapeake Bay and eventually made its way into local waterways.
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Rural Americans' struggles against factory farm pollution find traction in court 6.8.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Industrial farms have negatively impacted surrounding communities for decades, but new litigation might be changing that.
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6 actions that businesses can take across the plastics value chain 6.8.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
What can your business do to solve the plastic waste puzzle?
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EPA to dig up tons of toxic soil in South Jersey Superfund cleanup 31.7.2018 Philly.com News
Hercules Inc. operated its plant on a 350-acre site in the Gibbstown section of the township. Its plant spanned 80 acres with a four acre disposal area and ran from 1955 to 1974.
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Why we need a corporate kick to reboot sustainable public policy 30.7.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
It’s up to companies and their industry associations to kick things into high gear.
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How should businesses tackle risks posed by the shift away from plastics? 30.7.2018 GreenBiz.com
Solving for plastic doesn't solve for climate change. Here's how to address both.
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All Politics are Local 23.7.2018 EcoTone
“Decisions are made by those who show up” – Origin Unknown This quote captures my experience as a policy analyst and adviser in Congress and in the White House. Policymakers hear more information than any person and their staff can process. As a result, decisions often reflect the positions of the loudest advocates as much ...
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There Are a Few Things Environmentalists Actually Do Agree On 7.7.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Sometimes the most vicious fights occur over the smallest differences. Brutal battles have pitted Catholics that kneel in prayer against Protestant sects that stood before the same God. There’s a (possibly apocryphal) story from the US House of Representatives about a senior […]
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How Pruitt's EPA finds a dangerous chemical is safe: Ignore most exposures to it 5.7.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. The 2016 Lautenberg Act amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) expanded and enhanced Congress’ vision for how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should evaluate and mitigate the potential risks of chemicals.   The original TSCA was intended to encompass the full lifecycles of chemicals, from manufacturing to […]
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A fabric bank is trying to turn Brazilian fashion accountable and sustainable 30.6.2018 GreenBiz.com
The innovative initiative takes in fabric and re-circulates it to those who want them to fight the throw-away culture of fashion.
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China has refused to recycle the West's plastics. What now? 29.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
So where will all those bottles and bags end up? A new study looks at what's happening.
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EPA's Pruitt Wants to Limit His Own Agency's Authority 27.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The chief of the Environmental Protection Agency is trying to limit one of the agency’s most powerful tools to manage or block mining, real-estate and other developments by removing the effective veto power it has over permits to dump waste into waterways.
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EPA lays out next steps to clean up southwest Colorado mines 16.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday laid out the next steps it will take to clean up wastewater flowing from dozens of old mines in southwestern Colorado, including dredging contaminated sediment from streambeds and digging ditches to divert water away from tainted rocks and soil.
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Promoted six times and then fired: Inside a 24-year-old political appointee’s wild ride in Trump’s Washington 16.6.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
He was one of the fastest-rising political appointees of the Trump administration, an unpaid campaign intern with no professional experience who soared into a top job with a six-figure salary at the White House's drug policy office.
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