Environmental Politics

"Questions Raised on Authorship of Chemicals Bill"

Did the chemical industry's main lobbying group write the bill to update the Toxic Substances Control Act? The top Democrat on the Senate Environment Committee, California's Barbara Boxer, says computer forensics show a draft of the "bipartisan" bill supported by the American Chemistry Council was written by the ACC itself. ACC denies it. Boxer has a competing bill. The controversy will erupt at a hearing today.

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 03/18/2015

As Gov. Scott Denies "Climate" Ban, Order Reported at Other Agencies

Since Florida Gov. Rick Scott's flat denial that his administration has banned state employees from using the terms "climate change" and "global warming," employees from other agencies have come forward to confirm the "unofficial" policy not to use the terms.

June 11, 2015 to June 14, 2015

The 2015 Conference on Communication and Environment

The 13th biennial COCE, now part of the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA), will explore the theme of bridging divides in environmental communication which is only fitting given Boulder's location by the continental divide of North America.


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