State legislators in California have passed the strongest legislation addressing plastic microbead pollution. The bill, AB 888, was officially signed into law by Governor Brown on October 8, 2015. Microbeads are tiny pieces of plastic commonly used as exfoliants in personal care products like soap. The beads commonly evade water treatment plants, and pollute waterways. […]
Last week the EPA proposed new rules to reduce methane emissions from oil and natural gas sites by preventing leaks and capturing lost gas. Benefits to the environment and human health are estimated up to $550 million, which outweighs the projected cost to industry of $320 to $420 million by 2025. Methane is a greenhouse […]
An exhaustive EPA report issued on June 23, 2015, “Climate Change in the U.S. – Benefits of Global Action,” finds that reducing greenhouse gas emissions could prevent the deaths of thousands of Americans and save hundreds of billions of dollars.
There have been numerous clean energy developments in recent months, and we have compiled online resources related to different clean energy policies for your convenience. 1. State Plans To Achieve 100 Percent Renewable By 2050 Researchers from Stanford and U.C. Berkeley have created specific state-by-state plans outlining how to achieve 100 percent renewable energy by […]
Washington, DC — State environmental leaders from legislatures across the nation have written to Congressional leadership and U.S. Senate and House members urging a “no” vote on Trade Promotion Authority legislation as voted out of committee.
Washington, DC — State legislators from across the country delivered a letter to the EPA today supporting an ozone standard of 60 parts per billion (ppb), the most protective level under consideration.
Washington, DC — State legislators from across the country delivered a letter to the EPA today supporting an ozone standard of 60 parts per billion (ppb), the most protective level under consideration. The letter was signed by 50 legislators from 25 different states.