Incumbent Republican Gov. Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania has been campaigning for re-election on a platform that touts the 200,000 jobs created through his support for natural gas fracking, but the Pennsylvania fracking boom is not all that it’s cracked up to be.
Policy & Government
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The inaugural “Advancing Sustainable Ports” summit last week in Baltimore recognized ports that are trying to be good environmental stewards and also doled out $4.2 million in grant funding for clean diesel projects at six U.S. ports.
As business leaders, we can and must support policy changes to help make the economy more sustainable. Here are three important policies that will help – and specific actions you can take.
There’s little doubt that multi-stakeholderism is crucial to elements of the business and human rights movement, but is this type of collaboration always the best strategy? Or, more to the point, is it even realistic? A look at the behavior of the major stakeholders in the coal industry is illustrative and sobering.
Lyft closed a $250 million Series D round last week, bringing its total funding up to $332 million – several million above Uber’s $307 million.
There was some strange news out of Indiana recently. A piece of legislation designed to dismantle the state’s energy efficiency law made its way to the desk of Gov. Mike Pence. The governor neither vetoed nor signed the bill, thus allowing it to become law by default. Why did the state let this happen? Was it simply a matter of politics?
Air pollution is now the world’s single greatest environmental health risk, according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) new findings that show poor air quality is responsible for 7 million deaths a year – one in eight total deaths worldwide. WHO estimates that indoor air pollution caused 4.3 million deaths in 2012 in households that burn wood, coal or biomass as cooking fuel, while outdoor air pollution contributed to 3.7 million deaths the same year.
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Technology is definitely key in CfA’s work helping government become more engaging, user-friendly and effective, but I believe that there’s also a secret sauce that makes it work – empathy.
Having invested $255,000 to implement an energy management system at its ammunition plant in Scranton, Pa., General Dynamics is realizing savings of $955,000 per year, as well as making it the first U.S. defense contractor to earn DOE Superior Energy Performance Gold Certification/ISO50001 status.
Last month, a report from the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), further makes the case that violence, in all its forms, is economically devastating and downright bad for business.
The Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a proposed rule this week to clarify which waterways are protected under the Clean Water Act.
A new analysis from Charlotte, N.C. once again shows what we’ve learned from many other case studies: It costs taxpayers less money to house the homeless than it does to leave them to the elements.
Industry groups are claiming that the EPA is fighting a “war on coal” that will have dire economic consequences: It’s déjà vu all over again.
The House of Representatives will vote this week on a bill that would require public participation before a president designates a national park.