Economy & Business

"Trade Secrets" — Largely Untested Grounds for Toxic Secrecy

Witnesses at a House Energy Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection hearing in February said excessive and unjustified claims of "confidential business information" dampen EPA's efforts to regulate commonly used chemicals.

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Digital Drop-Dead Date May Create Recycling Nightmare

On February 17, 2009, all full-power broadcast US television stations will stop broadcasting on analog airwaves and begin broadcasting only in digital. So, many old TVs are now creating e-waste challenges as they're relegated to landfills and recycling centers.

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Energy Company Applying for Major "Incidental Take" Permit

A Fortune 500 energy company is applying for an "incidental take" permit that would allow it to kill endangered and threatened species that live on the largest swath of land ever covered by one permit.

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