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Posted by: Annika Darling @ June 18, 2014, 12:39 p.m.
Obama’s New Emission Rules: Will They Survive Challenges?
Currently coal miners aren’t under the purview of EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. She’s focused on the new emissions rules which will "reduce pollutants that contribute to the soot and smog that make people sick by over 25 percent." The EPA also projects the reductions will avoid 2,700 to 6,600 premature deaths and 140,000 to 150,000 asthma attacks in children.
However, opponents were equally effusive in their condemnation.
"The administration has set out to kill coal and its 800,000 jobs," Sen. Mike Enzi said in the GOP weekly address Saturday. The Chamber of Commerce estimated the new regulations will cost the economy $50 billion a year.
Besides a statistics debate, many other forms of push back, cries of protest and warnings of economic doom are certain to follow in the next few years. However, a poll of small business owners released Wednesday from the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) found that 87 percent are worried that climate change impacts will harm their businesses, 64 percent support some kind of government regulation on carbon pollution, and 40 percent even say they’d accept a 10 percent increase in energy prices rather than suffer the consequences of climate change.
Posted by: Noah Grunzweig in Travel Site of the Month @ May 12, 2014, 5:02 p.m.
What's the difference between "fresh from storage" produce and food right off the farm? Everything.
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Posted by: Noah Grunzweig in Environmental News, Positive News, Washington Watch @ May 2, 2014, 2:22 p.m.
Social science studies warn: loud, angry (anti-science) voices gain traction in public sentiment. Scientific reasoning must be defended loudly and passionately as well.
This report was broadcast calmly on Public Radio.
At this year’s National Academy of Sciences' (NAS) annual meeting on Monday, April 28, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy had some poignant words for anti-science Senators, climate deniers, and for the public who have been encouraged by some to question the validity of the EPA’s research reporting.
Posted by: Noah Grunzweig in AAA Watch @ April 29, 2014, 12:11 p.m.
Better World Club is taking a Pro-life position: No unprotected Texts!!
New study shows the best drivers still pull over to ask their phones for directions.
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