Legislation

Support for the Environment at the State-Level

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Mid-Term Election Results: Hope remains as support for the environment is shown at the state-level As we all know, climate change is a global issue. After the mid-term elections, however, it was discovered that many of the ballot initiatives concerning climate change and environmental issues were rejected by voters across the United States. Nonetheless, there…

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Biomethane Legislation For The Win!

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New Biomethane Legislation in California With the ongoing climate crisis, the business sector is pushing for more support of biogas projects and biomethane legislation across the globe. Biomethane, also called renewable natural gas, is produced from the anaerobic digestion of organic waste. It is used for fuel and heating applications. Not only does the use…

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A Fair Solution: Pricing Pollution

Integrating Carbon Pricing into Society Pricing carbon pollution is one solution to lowering the emissions created from fossil fuel use and encouraging investment in clean energy options. A carbon pricing program brings responsibility to polluters by putting a price tag on greenhouse gas emissions. And, honestly, it makes a lot of sense. Carbon pollution is…

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5 Things to Know About The Clean Power Plan

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In August the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) released final carbon rules as part of the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan. It’s all in an effort to reduce carbon emissions by up to 28 percent. Most of the reductions will result from cutting emissions at coal-powered plants. Here are 5 quick things to know:…

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Ohioans Shouldn’t Pay the Price for FirstEnergy’s Mistakes

Ohioans Shouldn’t Pay the Price for FirstEnergy’s Mistakes - Renergy

FirstEnergy Corp. was at one time one of the biggest supporters of a bill to deregulate Ohio’s energy industry, creating an environment where a competitive open market set the prices. Now, after a failed business bet on coal and nuclear power, it wants to reregulate the energy industry because with State-set price controls, power plants…

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3 Ways You Can Impact Environmental Policy

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There are a lot of “hands in the pot” when it comes to public and environmental policy decisions. Laws are influenced by everything from economic conditions to lobbying and political activity. Environmental policy can also be influenced by…YOU. Here’s how you can bring about important change: Make Your Voice Heard. The United States’ Environmental Protection…

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California signs two new anti-waste bills

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California Governor Jerry Brown has signed two landmark ant-waste bills that will dramatically reduce the disposal of organic waste. AB 1826, by Assembly Member Wes Chesbro, will require businesses to separate their food scraps and yard trimmings for composting or anaerobic digestion. AB 1594, by Assembly Member Das Williams, will eliminate a loophole in state…

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