Clean up your Halloween

Halloween is going to look a bit different this year because of the pandemic, but there could be a green lining: an opportunity to develop a more sustainable outlook on a typically high-waste holiday. Need an example? Consider pumpkins. American farmers produced more than a billion pounds of them in 2018, according to the Department of Agriculture. Much of that total ends […]

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Revenge of the Obamacrats

Obama’s top environmental official wanted nothing to do with politics after leaving the government. What did it take to bring her back? Washington legend has it that bureaucrats and political operatives overwhelmingly stay in issue advocacy or politics after their bosses leave office. But that notion is decades out-of-date. These days, many top officials who […]

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Industry Groups Ask California To Delay Pollution Rules, Citing Pandemic

Critics say the requests to delay air pollution rules are the equivalent of “wartime profiteering.” LOS ANGELES — Industry groups are pushing for California regulators to delay new environmental measures, including those meant to promote clean air. Their reason: the economic stress the COVID-19 pandemic is putting on their businesses. Groups have sent at least […]

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Less than 1% of EPA administrator’s meetings are with environmental groups

Washington (CNN)–Scott Pruitt has made no secret of his interest in shaking things up at the EPA. The former Oklahoma attorney general spent years during the Obama administration challenging its regulations. Now working as administrator of the very same agency, he’s rolled back rules given more of a voice to industry players, meeting with them far more than environmental […]

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