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ExxonMobil

States Investigate Exxon, Launch Corporate Climate Fraud Crackdown

Massachusetts will investigate whether ExxonMobil lied to the public and investors about climate change risks to its business, joining New York and California in investigating the oil giant. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced the probe yesterday, at a press conference with New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman, former vice … Read more »

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States to Feds: Don’t Wreck States’ Chemical Rules with TSCA Reform

As the bill that will reform the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 moves closer to final passage, 12 state attorneys general are urging US lawmakers to protect states’ efforts to regulate toxic chemicals. Both the US Senate and House of Representatives passed bills last year that aim to overhaul … Read more »

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Verizon Diverts 2 Million Pounds of E-Waste, Sets New Goal

Verizon today achieved its goal to collect 2 million pound of electronic waste, reaching its 2010 target eight months early. The company also set a new goal: to collect another 2 million pounds of e-waste by 2020. Verizon met its earlier five-year e-waste goal during today’s e-waste recycling rally in … Read more »

TCH

TerraTherm to Clean Up Superfund Chemical Contamination

Environmental remediation company TerraTherm has been awarded a $6.9 million contract to clean up chemical contamination at the Spectron Superfund site. The site is located about 6 miles north of the Town of Elkton, Cecil County, Maryland. TerraTherm will use its patented form of thermal conductive heating to heat soil … Read more »

Top 10 LEED States Ranked

Top 10 LEED States Ranked

Illinois for the second year in a row has the most LEED-certified green buildings per capita — 174 representing 3.31 square feet of LEED-certified space per resident — according to the US Green Building Council’s annual Top 10 States for LEED list. Colorado, Maryland, Virginia and Massachusetts round out the … Read more »

Net-Zero-Energy House Demonstrates Efficiency

A net-zero-energy house built by researchers in Maryland has produced more energy than it used last year and also demonstrated approximately 60 percent more energy efficiency than a similar house built to 2012 International Energy Conservation Code requirements, according to Builder. The house was studied for a year by researchers at … Read more »

States Pledge 3.3M Zero Emission Vehicles by 2025

Eight US states located on the East and West Coasts have released a plan to put 3.3 million zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) on the road by 2025. The Multi-State ZEV Action Plan, in which the states pledge to develop infrastructure, coordinated policies, codes and standards, is the first promised milestone … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: US Climate Fund, Drought Help, Cap-and-Trade Fines

President Obama on Friday unveiled proposals for a $1 billion fund to help communities prepare for the effects of climate change. Money would go to research, “breakthrough technologies” and infrastructure. But the fund – which Obama will formally outline in his 2015 budget in March – requires Congressional approval, Reuters … Read more »

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NSA to Cool Data Center with Treated Wastewater

The National Security Agency will use treated wastewater, supplied by Howard County, Md., to cool its data center being built at Fort Meade when the center opens in 2016, the Washington Post reports. According to the deal between Howard County and the NSA, the agency will pay to build the … Read more »

Mississippi

Mississippi ‘Most Improved’ State in Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency measures are thriving in state capitals around the United States, with several states – including Mississippi, Connecticut, Illinois, and West Virginia – taking major steps that moved them up the ranks. In the seventh annual edition of the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard released by the American Council for … Read more »

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Eight States Push for 3.3M Zero-Emission Vehicles by 2025

Governors from eight states including California, Connecticut and Maryland have formed a coalition that aims to get 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025. Governors in the eight-state coalition, which also includes Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont, signed a cooperative agreement pledging to include zero-emission … Read more »