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  • Lawmakers push EPA for more time on water rule

    Industry groups and more than a dozen GOP senators are urging the Obama administration to reconsider plans to regulate many of the nation's streams and wetlands, saying the proposed rule hurts economic activity and oversteps legal bounds. In a letter Thursday, the senators faulted the Environmental Protection Agency for announcing a proposed rule ...


    By Associated Press

  • Lawmakers push EPA for more time on water rule

    Industry groups and more than a dozen GOP senators are urging the Obama administration to reconsider plans to regulate many of the nation's streams and wetlands, saying the proposed rule hurts economic activity and oversteps legal bounds. In a letter Thursday, the senators faulted the Environmental Protection Agency for announcing a ...


    By Associated Press

  • BP pushes technical limits to tap extreme fields

    BP's strategy after the Deepwater Horizon tragedy: Go deeper. BP is leading an industry-wide push to develop technology that can retrieve oil from formations that are so deep under the sea floor, and under such high pressure and temperature, that conventional equipment would melt or be crushed by the conditions. One BP field in the Gulf of Mexico, called Tiber, makes the Macondo field that ...


    By Associated Press

  • Companies push White House to follow through on Climate Action Plan

    One year after Superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast, major U. S. companies including Starbucks, Unilever and Mars, Inc. have called on President Obama and the White House to follow through on climate change preparedness efforts outlined in the Climate Action Plan announced by the President on June 25th. The ...


    By Ceres

  • Rio+20 must push past politics with achievable targets

    Officials meeting at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) next month must take decisions that help progress on sustainability and iron out the politics that could jeopardise proposals for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), argues Claire Melamed, head of Growth, Poverty and Inequality at the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • China, US, India push world carbon emissions up

    Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases. The world pumped an estimated 39.8 billion tons (36.1 billion metric tons) of carbon dioxide into the air ...


    By Associated Press

  • Pricey platinum pushes the price of air pollution control products skyward

    What's all the fuss concerning the recent astronomical rise in platinum prices, CBS broadcaster Andy Rooney asked in a CBS interview the other day. “I don’t really know what platinum is. What do they do with platinum anyway?” When it comes to cleaning up air pollution, the answer is plenty.Surprisingly, manufacturers of air pollution control products are the top consumers of platinum - ...


  • Major Investor Coalition Pushes EPA To Adopt ‘Robust` Methane Regulations

    A coalition of investors with more than $300 billion in assets asked the Environmental Protection Agency in an Oct. 9 letter to develop “robust” methane emissions regulations for the oil and gas industry. National standards will build investor confidence that natural gas is appropriately regulated and will prevent methane ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Leading businesses push boundaries of corporate responsibility into the supply chain

    Seven large businesses have demonstrated their sustainability leadership by becoming the first organisations to be awarded the new Carbon Trust Standard for Supply Chain, launched today at an event at the British Academy in Central London. The pathfinder companies – ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Leading businesses push boundaries of corporate responsibility into the supply chain

    Seven pathfinder companies awarded Carbon Trust Standard for Supply Chain: ABP Food Group Aviva Central England Co-operative Deloitte UK Nationwide PwC UK Willmott Dixon Seven large ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • No new national emission ceilings directive until 2013

    The European Commission has delayed revision of the National Emission Ceilings Directive (NECD) until 2013. The current Directive sets targets to 2010, and groups such as Environmental Protection UK have been pushing for immediate revisions to ensure that the process of emissions reduction didn't loose momentum. The NECD sets limits (in tonnes) on the total quantity of pollutants that each EU ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • MEPs opt for compromise on EU soil directive

    The European parliament's environment committee voted against a major weakening of proposals for an EU directive on soil protection on Tuesday. The committee rejected several amendments from centre-right rapporteur Cristina Gutiérrez-Cortines which would have watered down the proposals significantly (EED 13/09/07). Adopting a series of compromise amendments, MEPs retained an obligation on member ...

  • Cedrec calls time on Working Time Directive

    The European Commission's decision to review the Working Time Directive (WTD) has to be seen as a welcome opportunity to review legislation, conceived more than 20 years ago, in the light of fundamental changes to the economy, technology and working patterns says Neil Howe, senior legal author with online health and safety legislation specialists Cedrec. ...

  • Cedrec calls time on Working Time Directive

    The European Commission's decision to review the Working Time Directive (WTD) has to be seen as a welcome opportunity to review legislation, conceived more than 20 years ago, in the light of fundamental changes to the economy, technology and working patterns says Neil Howe, senior legal author with online health and safety legislation specialists Cedrec. The WTD sets minimum standards on working ...

  • Rio+20 agreement - a modest step in the right direction

    At last week’s Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, delegates did not agree to any ambitious treaties or deadlines for dealing with pressing issues such as climate change, food and water scarcity. However, there were many positive signs for the future global environment. On Friday 22 June, heads of state and government signed an agreement on sustainable development called ‘The ...

  • Auto industry pushes hard to reduce CO2 emissions and needs supportive, realistic legislative framework to succeed

    The European automobile industry is proceeding at full pace to reduce further CO2 emissions from its vehicles and is confident to meet legislative targets if a supportive policy and legislative framework is secured. The legislative proposal for limiting CO2 emissions from light commercial vehicles, adopted today by the European Commission and subject to approval by the European Parliament and ...

  • Commercial vehicle manufacturers push fuel efficiency and environmental protection with “vision 20-20”

    The European commercial vehicle manufacturers are taking the lead in pushing fuel efficiency to new levels, with the clear goal to contribute further to sustainable mobility around the world. Daimler, DAF, Iveco, MAN, Scania, Volkswagen and Volvo Group outlined their views in a joint press conference at the international motor show for commercial vehicles, IAA, in Hanover, stressing that shaping ...

  • New Addition to VeriSight Pro Push Camera Line Performs Pan/Tilt Pipe Inspection

    The camera head of the new VeriSight Pro 360 remotely pans and tilts to give an operator maximum maneuverability when inspecting drain lines. A joystick on the control unit rotates the camera indefinitely in either direction and tilts it ±135 degrees. “Since we launched it two years ago, VeriSight Pro has really lit up the push camera market,” says Richard Lindner, President of ...


    By Envirosight LLC

  • Envirosight Launches New Online Store for Popular VeriSight Pro Digital Push Camera

    The VeriSight Pro push camera—which makes video drain inspection more productive by combining digital recording, an intuitive interface, optional onboard reporting and a rugged self-leveling camera—is now available for direct purchase at a new dedicated website: ...


    By Envirosight LLC

  • Chicago’s Petcoke Problem: City Council Ordinance Moves in the Right Direction

    Chicago’s City Council today prohibited more oil refining waste storage sites from blighting the city’s neighborhoods, air and waterways with the passage of an ordinance aimed at banning new coal and petroleum coke (petcoke) operations. The ordinance is a step in the right direction, but it will not rid Southeast Side residents of the petcoke piles that continue to place a huge burden ...

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