Economy & Business

November 3, 2010 to November 4, 2010

Using PRTR Data to Advance Key North American Priorities

"Healthy Communities and Ecosystems and Greening the Economy," a forum for sharing knowledge and ideas relating to PRTRs (pollutant release and transfers) and access to public information, will be webcast live on the NAFTA Commission for Environmental Cooperation website.

 

"China Plays Tug-of-War With U.S. Inspectors Over Drywall"

"A federal investigation into contaminated Chinese-made drywall has been a long, hard tug-of-war for U.S. investigators trying to pry information from Chinese government officials and manufacturers. When a team of investigators traveled to China last year, the tug-of-war became physical, with a Chinese official trying to wrest a piece of drywall from an American’s hands."

"Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss"

"In the months after the BP oil spill, the company announced that its gaffe-prone CEO, Tony Hayward, would be replaced by Bob Dudley, an American who served as the point person in the US on the spill. Since taking over on October 1, Dudley has been too busy to talk to members of Congress about the disaster the company unleashed on the Gulf. But he wasn't too busy today to accuse the media and other oil companies of making too much of a big deal about that 4.9 million barrels of oil they dumped."

Source: Mother Jones, 10/26/2010

"Utilities, Investors Face Risks From Growing Water Scarcity"

Will the undervaluing of environmental risks and resources lead to another financial meltdown like the sub-prime mortgage disaster? A new report says credit rating agencies are ignoring water scarcity risks when rating municipal utility bonds. Investors stand to lose hundreds of billions.

Source: McClatchy, 10/21/2010

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