President Trump’s pick for Undersecretary of Farm Production and Conservation has pushed for financial incentives for farmers to voluntarily implement sustainable practices.
Should he be confirmed, he is expected be a strong voice on conservation issues in the next farm bill, but environmentalists say his programs have yielded “few benefits.”
Emergency generators and additional back-up systems at the Arkema plant in Crosby, TX, are now known to have both failed during flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey last week, and the first lawsuit over the event has been filed. In all, a million pounds of air pollutants were released in storm-tossed Texas from refineries and petrochemical operations; Bloomberg warns that effects from Irma could be worse.
Hurricane Harvey left parts of the south flooded, ravaged and without power. It also left behind millions of pounds of industrial pollution. According to cnn.com, since the storm made landfall August 25, “more than 5 million pounds of air pollutants have been released beyond the normally permitted emissions.” Unfortunately, the … Read more »
At a recent supply chain summit, attendees identified associations as highly valued groups in the drive toward supply chain transparency: they’re well positioned to help normalize new expectations across their industry and can also assist small and mid-sized companies, who might be lagging the larger players in their industry, by gathering industry best practices and creating sustainability roadmaps. Check out these examples.
A company in Ontario will pay a $100,000 fine to the Environmental Damages Fund for regulatory violations in relation to the sale of tetrachloroethylene. Dalex Canada Inc. pleaded guilty to selling the chemical to an owner or operator of a dry-cleaning facility who was not in compliance with regulations. Regulations … Read more »