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Paperwork Reductions or Life-Saving Standards?

Posted April 15, 2014 by Scott Slesinger in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, The Media and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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EPA priorities: Does this make sense to anyone? Appropriators and the Administration need to decide what is more important -- health and the environment or paperwork reduction. The hazardous waste industry has been working over a decade to replace its...continued

Minnesota Leading the Charge on Valuing the Climate Benefits of Rooftop Solar

Posted April 11, 2014 by Laurie Johnson in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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Guest blogger-Denise Grab, Legal Fellow, Institute for Policy Integrity (Twitter: @denisegrab) Rooftop solar electricity generation helps homeowners save money on their electricity bills. It can help support the rest of the electrical grid during times of high usage or outages....continued

Climate Preparedness Task Force Should Use Water Infrastructure Funding to Protect Communities from Climate Risks

Posted April 11, 2014 by Ben Chou in Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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Recent disasters in communities throughout the U.S. vividly illustrate that we’re increasingly at risk from flooding and drought events. Torrential downpours swept across the South earlier this week, causing at least one death and flooding numerous homes, streets, and businesses....continued

If you think FDA knows what chemicals are in our food, think again.

Posted April 10, 2014 by Maricel V. Maffini, PhD in Health and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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We all have secrets, from small ones (the scale isn’t broken, I ate too many cookies!) to bigger ones (yes, we knew for a long time that tobacco kills people). For more than 50 years, many in the food industry...continued

Don't Be Fooled: Rep. Hastings & Friends DON'T Care About the Fish & Wildlife Service

Posted April 8, 2014 by Elly Pepper in Saving Wildlife and WIld Places, U.S. Law and Policy

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They’re a tricky bunch, that’s for sure. As I watched today’s bogus House Natural Resources Committee hearing, led by Rep. Hastings (R-WA), I was stunned by the feigned sympathy he and his cohorts displayed for the Fish and Wildlife Service....continued

Floodwaters are gone but not forgotten: lessons learned from Sandy

Posted April 8, 2014 by Kim Knowlton in Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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There’s a lot in the news about climate change and how it’s affecting communities today. There’s a new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – also called the IPCC – report that details the effects of climate change on human and natural...continued

Setting the Record Straight: Why Wildlife Services Needs to Be Investigated

Posted April 7, 2014 by Andrew Wetzler in Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, U.S. Law and Policy

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In case you missed it, this weekend NPR News featured a story about Wildlife Services, the federal program that kills 100,000 native predators each year, and the ongoing federal investigation into its activities. In the piece, several claims are attributed...continued

Ceaseless Waves: The Erosion of the U.S. Electoral System

Posted April 7, 2014 by Evan Feeney in U.S. Law and Policy

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Exxon’s report from Monday, March 31st, “Energy and Carbon – Managing the Risks” flatly states, “We do not anticipate society being able to supplant traditional carbon-based forms of energy with other energy forms, such as renewables, to the extent needed...continued

Ukraine doesn't bolster case for Keystone XL tar sands pipeline

Posted April 3, 2014 by Anthony Swift in Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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After their argument that Keystone XL would be a national job creator has been widely debunked, promoters of the embattled tar sands pipeline are now turning to the international crisis in the Ukraine for a reason to build the project....continued

DOE Reboot of Auto Loans Will Deliver Cleaner Cars, Faster, Cheaper

Posted April 2, 2014 by Roland Hwang in Curbing Pollution, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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Clean energy got a boost today when Secretary Ernest Moniz announced the Department of Energy will jumpstart its stalled auto retooling loan program. This is good news for drivers who want cleaner cars, faster and cheaper. A successful restart of the...continued

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