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Neonicotinoid pesticides - bad for bees, and may be bad for people too

Posted September 17, 2014 by Jennifer Sass in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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While public attention has recently focused on the threat to honey bees and bumble bees from neonicotinoid (neonic) pesticides, there is growing evidence that another species may be a risk from these pervasive chemicals—humans. Many scientists now say that exposure...continued

California Legislative Session Ends with Big Wins for Our Health and Environment

Posted September 17, 2014 by Victoria Rome in Curbing Pollution, U.S. Law and Policy

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As the gavel fell on the California state legislative session, NRDC and our partners celebrated breakthroughs on policies we’ve been advocating for years. Our state leaders finished strong for the environment sending numerous bills to Governor Brown that will clean...continued

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

White House, Industry Quicken Pace of HFC Phase-Down

Posted September 16, 2014 by David Doniger in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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Today the White House convened industry leaders to pledge reductions in and replacements for HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons), the super-potent climate-changing chemicals used in air conditioning and refrigeration, insulating foams, and aerosol products.  Held a week before President Obama joins world leaders at...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

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

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

Energy Savings on the Way for New Construction and Major Renovations in California: New Building Code Process Begins

Posted September 10, 2014 by Meg Waltner in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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The next update to California’s building energy code, known as Title 24, is officially underway. Today, the California Energy Commission launches the process of updating minimum efficiency standards for new construction and major renovations that are anticipated to take effect...continued

Bristol Bay to EPA: Stop the Pebble Mine Now

Posted September 8, 2014 by Joel Reynolds in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, 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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This week we’re running 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 essential that EPA...continued

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