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National Association of Manufacturers: Thin Air

Posted September 16, 2014 by Laurie Johnson in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) published a report last week showing a purported cost of $2 trillion per year to the economy caused by federal regulations. The audacity of the release was impressive. For the most part, it essentially...continued

EPA fines DuPont $1.8 million for harmful pesticide

Posted September 15, 2014 by Jennifer Sass in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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EPA announced that it will fine DuPont $1.8 million for its failure to report on the adverse effects of its pesticide product called Imprelis (Sept 15, 2014).   According to EPA's news release, "EPA's ability to protect the public from...continued

Tell the EPA: Require Disclosure of Dangerous Fracking Chemicals

Posted September 15, 2014 by Matthew McFeeley in Health and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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This Thursday, September 18th, is the last day to submit comments to the EPA on whether it should develop long-overdue nationwide rules to require disclosure of chemicals used in fracking, along with the environmental and health risks those chemicals pose. ...continued

Louisiana: auditor finds state not effectively regulating oil and gas wells

Posted September 15, 2014 by Amy Mall in Health and the Environment

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I recently blogged about an investigation by the Pennsylvania Auditor General which found that the state's Department of Environmental Protection is "unprepared to effectively administer laws and regulations to protect drinking water and unable to efficiently respond to citizen complaints."...continued

Cry me a polluted river: industry complains the revised Illinois fracking regulations are too clear about public protections

Posted September 15, 2014 by Ann Alexander in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment

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Well that was inevitable.  Now that the Illinois Department of Natural Resources has fixed some of the grossest deficiencies in the proposed fracking rules, the ones that gutted the statute’s protections, industry is not happy at all.   They are complaining...continued

Bobby Andrew to EPA: Stop the Pebble Mine

Posted September 15, 2014 by Joel Reynolds in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, Reviving the World's Oceans, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming, The Media and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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Today we are running the final in a series of ads in Washington, D.C. urging the Obama administration to stop the proposed Pebble Mine. The ads in Politico feature Alaskans from Bristol Bay explaining, in their own words, why it’s...continued

For Michigan Farmers, Agricultural Energy-Efficiency Programs Are a Big Source of Savings

Posted September 12, 2014 by Lauren Kubiak in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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Michigan’s second-largest industry is agriculture. The sector provides $92 billion annually to the state’s economy, employs a quarter of its workforce, grew during the economic downturn, and feeds millions of Americans every day. Michigan’s agricultural sector also uses an extraordinary...continued

India Green News: Centre to study climate change related extreme weather events; India's Power Trade Corporation to fund renewables in India

Posted September 12, 2014 by Avinash Kar in Health and the Environment, Solving Global Warming

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India Green News is a selection of news highlights about environmental and energy issues in India Compiled by Nehmat Kaur Week of September 4th – September 11th CLIMATE CHANGE India has a leading role in the global fight against climate...continued

New Refrigerator Standards Effective Monday: Doesn't get much cooler than that!

Posted September 12, 2014 by Elizabeth Noll in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably

New refrigerators and freezers will use significantly less energy – with the majority of models cutting their energy use by 20 to 25 percent – under updated energy efficiency standards going into effect Monday. This latest step forward in a...continued

Stigma is Bogus. The Industry Data Say So

Posted September 11, 2014 by Scott Slesinger in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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Co-written with Lisa Evans, JD, Earthjustice  It’s been several years now since the Environmental Protection Agency proposed managing coal combustion residuals (CCR, aka coal ash) under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). While coal ash waste itself can be...continued

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