Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Project: Green Foundations

By Rich Kozlovich

As I have stated before, this is to make everyone aware of the amount of information and misinformation that is floating around out there daily.  After this month I will pick the links I wish to comment on to show the impact "The Fourth Branch" of government has on our society.


Agenda 21

farmlandgrab.org | Christchurch New Zealand Land Grab - Agenda 21
The Beautiful Historic City of Christchurch New Zealand is being swindled in a Global Attack ...farmlandgrab.org/post/view/20893

Upcoming meetings: More about Agenda 21 in Lawrence Aug. 13 ...
August 10, 2012 JIssues. Is the U.N.'s Agenda 21 being promoted in the Lawrence community ...americansforprosperity.org/.../upcoming-meetings-more-about...

Project: Clean Air Act
Icicle Seafoods to pay $430K for violating Clean Air Act
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Icicle Seafoods, a Seattle-based fishing and fish-processing company with widespread operations in Alaskan waters, has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $430000 and repair its equipment to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act stemming from leaks of ...
Federal appeals court rules EPA violated Clean Air Act by rejecting Texas air ...
The Republic
AUSTIN, Texas — A federal appeals court ruled Monday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency violated the Clean Air Act by rejecting a Texas program for approving air permits. The ruling by a divided three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit ...
 Texas prevails at Fifth Circuit in air case against EPA
Austin American-Statesman (blog)
The 2010 rejection of Texas' flexible permitting program, which applied to refineries, power plants and other industrial sites, went “transgresses the Clean Air Act's delineated boundaries” of the “cooperative relationship” between the EPA and the ...
Chevron's refinery, Richmond's peril
Los Angeles Times
Since at least April 2009, the refinery has been in noncompliance of the Clean Water Act and the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System in every quarter but one. Until July 2010, the refinery had been in "high-priority violation" of Clean Air ...
 Toxic Air Pollution From Power Plants Drops 19 Percent; Congress Threatens ...
ThinkProgress

The Clean Air Act will continue to cut deadly pollution, saving tens of thousands of lives each year. But the coal industry isn't giving up, and Senators will soon have to choose again whether they will stand for Big Polluters or stand with the health ...
US Power Plant Emissions Decline Reflects Clean Energy Transition
SustainableBusiness.com
The economic case for cleaner energy is better than it's ever been, and this report shows that the industry is adapting to stronger Clean Air Act emissions standards, state-driven efficiency and renewable energy incentives and the dynamics of the ...
Navajo President Shelly backs plan for emission reductions at San Juan ...
Farmington Daily Times
President Shelly said he supports the plan that the state of New Mexico proposed in response to the Clean Air Act's Regional Haze Rule. The U.S. EPA granted a 90-day stay before the implementation of the federal rule, which would force the power plant ...
Texas and region
LubbockOnline.com
A federal appeals court has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency violated the Clean Air Act by rejecting a Texas program for approving air permits. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling Monday concerns the EPA's 2010 rejection of the ...
Here is the latest Texas news from The Associated Press
KRGV
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A federal appeals court has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency violated the Clean Air Act by rejecting a Texas program for approving air permits. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling today deals with the EPA's ...
Project: Clean Water Act 
Environmental group intends to sue Henagar wastewater plant
Times-Journal
“Science has proven that a river is only as clean as its tributaries. When looking to clean up the Tennessee River, we're also looking to clean up its tributaries. This facility has had egregious violations of the Clean Water Act.” Riverkeeper also ...

Responsible development will help avoid environmental mistakes of the past
Lexington Herald Leader
In 2006 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sued Lexington for violations of the Clean Water Act. A combination of aged decaying infrastructure and poorly planned development had given us flooding and raw sewage backing up in basements and ...

When Fracking Comes to Town
Morning Star
According to opponents, fracking is possible and profitable only because gas and oil companies are exempt from the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Clean Drinking Water Act, and from Michigan Water Withdrawal Rules. (Source: Don't Frack Michigan: ...

Letter: Some attitudes are morally rotten
Knoxville News Sentinel
(Civil Rights Act) is moral rot? Making sure all eligible people can vote (Voting Rights Act) is moral rot? Cleaning up our air and water (Clean Air and Clean Water Acts) is moral rot? I could go on. All of these programs as well as many more are moral ...

 Flow of Chicago River to reverse again
ChicagoNow (blog)
Now, the EPA is ordering Chicago to comply with the Clean Water Act. Specifically, this means that the water must be suitable for "primary contact", or for kayakers, canoeing, and even swimming. But don't get too excited just yet... Chicago approved ...

Barnegat Bay's declining condition could bring help for restoration, officials ...
Asbury Park Press
LAVALLETTE — Latest findings from a Rutgers University research team show Barnegat Bay's ecological damage is severe enough to declare it legally “impaired” and force more urgent steps under the Clean Water Act, a state senator and a scientist ...

NPDES litigation floodgates swing open
Western Farm Press
The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) asked EPA to investigate whether the Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health (MDPH) violated the Clean Water Act (CWA) when it declared a pest emergency for mosquitos and aerially sprayed ...

 SALE OF THREE BALTIMORE COAL PLANTS RAISES CONCERNS FOR ...
Utility Products
Last night Exelon announced the sale of three coal plants in the Baltimore area to Riverstone Holdings LLC, a private-equity firm whose subsidiary Penn Virginia Resource Partner (NYSE: PVR) was recently sued for violations of the Clean Water Act at 14 ...

Clean Water Act -- 40 Years Later Panel Discussion | Potomac ...
Congressman John Dingell (D-MI), an architect of the Clean Water Act (invited). Panelists include: Chuck Fox, former EPA Special Advisor on the Chesapeake ...

Cox Operating, LLC, Fined for Violating the Clean Water Act. (Release date: 10 August 2012). DALLAS, TX -- The Environmental Protection Agency has fined ...
Project DDT
Rachel Carson Wanted GMOs
Science 2.0 (blog)
She was wrong that DDT would give you cancer if you sprayed it but she was right in believing that the future of agriculture rested solidly on genetic solutions to problems that chemicals were then solving. Why, then, are her intellectual descendants ...

Project: Endangered Species Act

Endangered species designation sought for great whites: Environmental groups ...
San Jose Mercury News
If approved, the designation could lead to greater habitat protections, stronger limits on bycatch and increased funding for studies. "We do a lot of Endangered Species Act requests and it does tend to increase the science around a species," Sakashita ...

Fire damage shuts down sage grouse hunts in Whitehorse Unit
Statesman Journal
Greater sage-grouse are a candidate species for listing under the federal Endangered Species Act. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife usually allows hunters to take up to 5 percent of the sage-grouse population because the restrictive hunting ...

Video: Why The Environmental Protection Agency Is So Important
ThinkProgress
Yes, Nixon founded the Environmental Protection Agency, created the first Earth Week, and signed the original Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act during his presidency. (For more, check out this remembrance from Climate Central's ...

Colorado: Rare oil-patch plants get critical habitat
Summit County Citizens Voice
The Fish and Wildlife Service proposed protection for the Graham's penstemon under the Endangered Species Act in 2006, after years of advocacy by conservationists. Worried that this might slow down oil and gas drilling or oil shale mining, the Bureau ...

Project: Sustainable Development

No Cause for Worry Over Oil Waste
AllAfrica.com
In the spirit of sustainable development, the Uganda government gave the mantle of managing and coordinating the petroleum sector to the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD), supported by other relevant departments such as NEMA, ...

United Nations' Panel of Experts
Tempo
I look forward to the panel's recommendations on a global post-2015 agenda with shares responsibilities for all countries and with the fight against poverty and sustainable development at its core,” said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The Panel of ...
 
What is technology's role in sustainable development?
The Engineer
The right technologies to make development sustainable are already available today – the challenge is deploying them in the right way. In this context the key challenge is to create links between the people with the ideas, those working on the ground ...

 Sustainable community development in Niger Delta: The Andoni-Opobo-Nkoro ...
BusinessDay
The two LGAs of Andoni and Opobo/Nkoro are not left out. LGAs are the basic unit of governance after the community level and thus must buy into the vision of the people and design plans and development projects to meet the needs of the people.

Blue economy for sustainable coastal development (Part 2 of 2)
Jakarta Post
Furthermore, we have to embark on a development paradigm shift, from pursuing insatiable economic growth to a more inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In other words, from now on we have to ensure the effective use of our coasts and oceans and ...

International Funders Shift Investments Toward Sustainable Transportation
Streetsblog Capitol Hill (blog)
If you think the United States is doing a bad job shifting toward sustainable transportation, take a look at the developing world. The places with the most to lose from auto-oriented development are doubling down on it — to the enormous detriment of ...

 Sustainable tourism boon to businesses, travelers and environment
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Volkswagen cited Chattanooga's environmental values in choosing to put a plant there. But new buildings and attractions can add to sustainability, too. In Memphis, the Riverfront Development Corp.'s (RDC) Beale Street Landing, where showboats like the ...

Help save the 'dragon' of Tasik Cini
Malay Mail
THE experiences at the UN Conference for Sustainable Development is still fresh in my mind, especially the call for a balanced and sustainable development which takes into account three key dimensions namely the economic, social and environmental ...

The Drought and the Coming Food Price Bubble
The Real News Network
Timothy A. Wise is the Research Director of the Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE), Tufts University, and leads its Globalization and Sustainable Development Program. With a background in international development, he specializes in ...

Tackling sachet waste in developing markets
The Guardian
As part of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, we have committed to developing and implementing a sustainable business model for handling our waste sachets by 2015. We have set out to help create a value for this waste product, so that there is an ...

 Redefine breaks ground on new flagship R500m 16 storey sustainable building ...
SA Commercial Prop News
“We are making a statement with 90 Grayston,” says Mike Ruttell, Group Development Manager for Redefine Properties. “This iconic sustainable development represents the first of a number of future property development solutions which will showcase ...

 Sustainable Development Solutions Network — Jeffrey Sachs
On 9 August 2012, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched a new independent global network of research centres, universities and technical insitutions to ...
jeffsachs.org/2012/.../sustainable-development-solutions-netw...


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