June 17, 2010

New EPA Coal Ash Rules: Understanding the Options

An Environmental Law Institute event; a panel will discuss the background and features of the rule, possible benefits and drawbacks of each option, and the role of recycling.


Bush EPA Suppressed NM Waste Records To Sidestep FOIA

EPA Region 6 officials deliberately stopped creating written records related to their oversight of a New Mexico waste facility in order to thwart Freedom of Information Act requests from a citizens' group, according to an EPA Inspector General's report.

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"The Ever-Changing Landscape of E-Waste Recycling"

"Electronic waste is the fastest growing category of trash in the U.S. and yet unlike paper and plastic recycling, there are no government-issued labels to tell you where your recycled e-waste goes. Industry leaders and environmental groups are trying to change that with new e-waste recycling certifications. Here's what you need to know about the new labels."

Source: Popular Mechanics, 05/12/2010

Taxpayer-Funded Feedlots Refuse To Disclose Polluting Emissions

Beef and pork factory farms are exempt from federal requirements to report their greenhouse gas emissions but are okay with accepting federal subsidies to capture their methane emissions and turn them into energy.

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"Junkyard Regulation Sets up Clash of Cultures"

"Meet Terry Carter, an affable man in grease-stained blue work clothes: Terry Carter, struggling businessman, recycler, host of last resort for your broken-down Subaru, your over-the-hill refrigerator, that old RV you can’t sell. Or is he Terry Carter, unlicensed junkyard operator, scofflaw, headache for town government and threat to the environment?"

Source: Burlington Free Press, 04/19/2010


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