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Right Wing Groups Play the Energy Reliability Card to Oppose EPA MACT Rule

Four right-wing and right-leaning anti-big government groups contend the EPA is “abusing” air-quality laws because the agency’s MACT (maximum achievable control technology) utility…

Sierra Club: EPA Should Close Haz-Waste Loopholes

The Sierra Club is on the Environmental Protection Agency’s case about hazardous waste. Writing in Treehugger last week, Sarah Hodgdon, the Club’s Director…
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Would Candidate Michele Bachmann Approve Her Own Record on the EPA?

It’s never boring with Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) around. I’m sure both fans and non-fans of the Republican presidential candidate would agree. One…
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EPA Drops Water Protection to Encourage Clean Coal

In another stunning reversal, our American government appears to have taken another step away from its sworn duty to protect the American people…
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Must-Read Energy Efficiency Reports for Your Summer Reading List

Two excellent building energy efficiency reports were released last month. The first is from the Environmental Defense Fund entitled Show Me the Money:…
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EPA, SEC Take the Lead on U.S. Environmental Progress

Businesses beg for definitive rulings on issues such as carbon pricing and environmental social governance (ESG) reporting requirements, meanwhile the legislature clamors (successfully)…
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Sherwin-Williams Spreads Sustainability Farther With New “Green” Paint

Sherwin-Williams Company recently received an EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for a new paint formulation that uses both soybean oil and recycled…
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HUD and EPA Launch Effort to Build Sustainable Communities

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced this week that their agencies launched a grant program that will help build…
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43 “Green” Companies Called out for Anti-Environmental Stance

A GreenBiz article asks, “Can a company take on sustainability initiatives — and promote their green credentials — while also lobbying behind the…
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Government Agencies Respond to Global Warming Challenge…Sort Of

Pursuant to President Obama’s Executive Order on Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance, the Federal Government just released its first-ever comprehensive Greenhouse…
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The Market Failure of Plastic Bags

This post is part of a blogging series by economics students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here. …
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TVA Settles on Clean Air Violations

A settlement between the Environmental Protection Agency and the Tennessee Valley Authority will resolve alleged Clean Air Act infractions at 11 TVA coal-fired…

EPA’s National Sustainability Design Expo: A Glimpse At Our Better Future

By Guillermo Olivos Yesterday I had the honor of joining a select group of ambassadors and corporate executives to get a sneak preview…
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The EPA and Sustainability: The Re-Branding of an Agency

This post is part of a blogging series by marketing students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…

Senate Defeats Amendments Preventing EPA Regulation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Senate defeated four amendments yesterday that would have blocked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under the…