Economy & Business

"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

"Californians See Green in Climate Law: Poll"

"California voters are remaining true to one stereotype -- their commitment to the environment. A measure to suspend the state's vanguard climate change law is heading for failure, by a margin of 49 percent to 37 percent, because voters see the law doing more economic good than harm, a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday showed."

Source: Reuters, 10/08/2010

"Alaska Native Corporations' Contracting Privileges Targeted"

"Alaska native corporations would lose their special contracting privileges under legislation that Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) intends to introduce next month, a move that will stir debate about the billions of dollars' worth of federal set-aside contracts that the companies receive."

Source: Wash Post, 10/08/2010
November 16, 2010

Free Webinar: Covering the Green Economy — The Future of Energy

Learn at your desk with a free Webinar; instruction by Angel Gonzalez, Houston bureau chief for Dow Jones Newswires.

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