1. Pity the Planet: Environmental Agencies Are Failing Us


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    An environmental law expert says agencies like the EPA are meant to represent the public interest -- not corporations and moneyed interests. But that's exactly what is happening. Learn more at BillMoyers.com.

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    • Ethics of Buying Halliburton Stock


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      Is it ethical to support Halliburton by buying their stocks?

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      • Overbrook Center Environmental Justice "Did You Know Campaign"


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        Overbrook Art Center produces video for the Environmental Justice "Did You Know Campaign"

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        • September 4 RDC Breakfast: Featuring Tom Collier, Pebble Partnership


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          September 4 RDC Breakfast: EPA vs. Pebble, Featuring Tom Collier, CEO, Pebble Limited Partnership

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          • Worries about buffer zone product labeling


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            As the Environmental Protection Agency begins to change the labeling requirements of pesticides, Scott Jackson, regulatory technical stewardship and sustainability manager at BASF, explains that large buffer zones are likely for many products. In relationship to endangered species habitat, there is concern that whole counties could be designated as no application zones outlawing some pesticide use by farmers with land in those counties.

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            • $ETTLE UP: EPA's Power Plant Rules >> Will They Actually Cut CO2 Emissions?


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              On June 2, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed regulations that target carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing power plants. EPA estimates that by 2030, the new rule will help to reduce power-sector CO2 emissions to about 30 percent below 2005 levels. The 30 percent reduction goal, however, shouldn't be interpreted as a foregone conclusion. The proposal assigns a specific rate-based emission goal for each state in pounds of CO2 per megawatt-hour, but not an absolute emission reduction goal. In many ways, this is akin to asking your friend to go on a diet without telling him how much weight you think he or shee needs to lose. Because of the way the rule is designed, the EPA's own analysis suggests some states like California could actually increase their emissions while still meeting the rule's requirements. At the other end of the spectrum is Texas. #SettleUp the rules on CO2 emissions today on Bloomberg Government.

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              • Memphis, Home of Elvis and BBQ, Gets Sustainable


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                Memphis, Tennessee is not the first city that comes to mind when thinking of urban sustainability. From Elvis’s grandiosity to the Memphis in May festival that features BBQ, beer, and bands, the Bluff City has long been known for its fun-loving excess in what might be called an “anti-sustainability” mode. The city’s poverty, racial divisions, and general civic dysfunction have also contributed to an urban environment in which sustainability has not been on the agenda. That definition seems to be changing. Last week, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy visited Memphis to draw attention to several projects funded through the federal Partnership for Sustainable Communities. The highlight is a new, mixed-use housing development that features affordable apartments with solar panels and energy efficient windows and appliances. Other projects include a boardwalk on the Harahan Bridge providing bicycle and pedestrian access across the Mississippi River; the Aerotropolis FedEx facility, a new, state-of-the-art energy efficient distribution center; and the Broad Avenue business corridor, a revitalized commercial district. The collaborating Partnership agencies, the departments of Housing and Urban Development, Transportation, and EPA, have underwritten the Memphis projects with $130 million in federal funding. With these initiatives, Memphis is now lining up with other U.S. cities in becoming a more sustainable community. I'm John Howell for 3BL Media.

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                • EPA Chief Outlines Policies for Renewable Energy


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                  Last week, in a speech before a conference sponsored by the American Council on Renewable Energy, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency laid out an expansive overview of intergovernmental cooperation. EPA head Gina McCarthy said the agency’s goal is to support the rapid pace of renewable energy innovation by establishing new regulations that work with new initiatives. To do so, the EPA is working more closely with the Department of Energy. The bottom line for supporting renewable energy, says McCarthy, is the bottom line. “It’s not just the right thing to do, but it’s the economically sustainable thing to do.” The EPA chief emphasized the importance of renewable energy to the U.S. economy, and the role of the federal, state, and local governments in incentivizing the sector’s expansion. She noted the 100,000 jobs created by renewable energy projects on public lands undertaken by the Department of the Interior and the 39 states that now operate utility-scale wind energy projects. McCarthy defined the role of the EPA as a supporting one in the rapidly changing renewable energy sector. States and cities are accepted as the main incubators of innovation, and the EPA’s mission is to listen and work closely with them. Such a description might sound positively visionary except that it describes a renewable energy future that is already in action, right now, across the country. I’m John Howell for 3BL Media.

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                  • Food Waste & Composting


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                    Food waste is one of the biggest issues in the world today. According to the EPA, Americans throw away more than 34 million tons of food each year. Composting is a valuable process that keeps food scraps and organic waste from ending up in a landfill, where they don't belong. The Lower East Side Ecology Center's Community Compost Program is one of several recycling and environmental initiatives available in New York City. Produced by Leah Li for NYU's TV Beat. Shot with a Canon VIXIA camcorder. "Mike Bloomberg: 2013 State of the City Address" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmpDQ_9sdwc "Trash Disposal Journey Into A Landfill" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjFBrRcTfic

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                    • DC Press Conference Supporting EPA's Proposed Carbon Pollution Standards


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                      The Sierra Club, League of Conservation Voters, Moms Clean Air Force, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and others held a press conference on November 7, 2013, in Washington, DC, to show support for the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed carbon pollution standards. Gene Karpinski of the League of Conservation Voters speaks first. Dr. Alan Lockwood of Physicians for Social Responsibility starts at 2:23 Laura McLeery speaks at 6:37 Molly Rauch of Moms Clean Air Force is at 10:41 Leslie Fields of the Sierra Club starts at 15:05

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