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Plastics industry pushes for more recycling infrastructure

With near unanimous agreement that something must be done to stem the flow of plastic waste into landfills, waterways and oceans, members of the plastics industry are working closely with recycling advocates and other stakeholders to ensure funding for recycling projects...

source: By R.V. Scheide
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Oil and gas companies drilling in state waters off Southern California violated regulations nearly 400 times in the past three years, according to a report being released by an environmental group. Records compiled by the Center for Biological Diversity showed state violations...

source: The Associated Press via The Sacramento Bee

State Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, is dropping a bill that would have tripled fines for refineries that violate air quality laws amid opposition from the oil industry, at least two Bay Area mayors, the region's air regulators...

source: KQED

For some years it has been obvious that increasing deployment of solar and wind is cutting into the market share of coal and nuclear power plants in the United States and Europe. These plants are being increasingly retired, and a negligible...

source: PV Magazine

A recent order by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the federal agency that oversees the nation's power grid, could block renewable energy from fair access to the grid in New England, potentially saddle customers with more than a billion dollars in unnecessary...

source: NRDC

With little notice, President Donald Trump ordered the Environmental Protection Agency on April 12 to dramatically overhaul national clean air standards and make it easier for industry to pollute in areas where it's already dangerous to breathe. The executive order —...

source: The Huffington Post

EPA's greenhouse gas inventory released April 12 shows that the transportation and electricity sectors now supply about the same amount of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions. In 2016, the latest year for which data is available, fossil fuel-generated power and transportation...

source: E&E News via Scientific American

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