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e-waste

Minnesota Adopts E-Waste Bill, North Carolina Considers Repealing E-Recycling Program

Minnesota’s e-waste bill has been signed by the state’s governor, while a proposed bill in North Carolina would repeal that state’s electronic recycling program, Waste Dive reports. Minnesota’s new legislation removes some electronics, including laptops and tablets, from the “video display devices” category because of their higher resale and component … Read more »

Former Brownfield Transformed to Low-Carbon Footprint Ballpark

Former Brownfield Transformed to Low-Carbon Footprint Ballpark

Builder and real estate manager Ryan Companies has transformed what used to be one of the top 10 most contaminated brownfield sites in the Twin Cities into a public ballpark that features a host of environmentally sustainable features including recycled water and materials. CHS Field in St. Paul, Minnesota, home … Read more »

US Steel Fights Environmental Rules for MN Mine

US Steel is trying to stop Minnesota officials from enforcing new environmental standards that affect taconite mines in the state, Minnesota Public Radio reports. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will propose the new rules when it releases a draft environmental permit for US Steel’s Minntac Facility in Mountain Iron. Company … Read more »

paint recycling

Paint Industry Program Encourages Recycling

Recycling leftover paint is easier in Minnesota thanks to a program that allows painting contractors and households to drop off leftover cans of latex and oil paint at more than 100 retail drop-off sites throughout the state. The program will add an additional 60 locations by summer 2015. Gov. Mark … Read more »

DOE Awards $13.4M to Develop Biofuels, Bioproducts

Five projects will receive up to $13.4 million in US Department of Energy funding to develop advanced biofuels and bioproducts. The DOE says these projects will help drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel and jet fuel from biomass, while also reducing carbon emissions. The department has set a … Read more »

Waste-to-Energy Could Supply 12% of US Electricity

Waste-to-Energy Could Supply 12% of US Electricity

If all of the municipal solid waste (MSW) that is currently put into landfills each year in the US were diverted to waste-to-energy (WTE) power plants, it could generate enough electricity to supply 12 percent of the US total, according to a study conducted by the Earth Engineering Center (EEC) … Read more »

Connecticut Prepares to Launch Battery EPR Bill

Connecticut is planning to introduce the nation’s first consensus-based extended producer responsibility bill for both rechargeable and single-use batteries during its 2015 legislative session. Released June 11 at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s national battery stewardship dialogue meeting, the model bill was drafted by a group of … Read more »

Climate Change Response a ‘Competitive Advantage’

Climate Change Response a ‘Competitive Advantage’

In a state-by-state analysis of the business response to climate change, a CDP report shows companies across America are factoring global warming into their business planning because they see climate action as a prudent way to build competitive advantage for their firms nationally and globally. The new report examines the … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: BP’s Latest Spill, Rare Earths, NESHAP

The EPA is investigating possible violations of the Clean Water Act following BP’s crude oil spill into Lake Michigan from its Whiting, Ind., refinery. BP today more than doubled its estimate of the maximum amount spilled, to 39 barrels, or 1,638 gallons. The EPA said the spill likely poses no long-term risk … Read more »

carp

Asian Carp Eggs Found in Upper Mississippi River, USGS Says

US Geological Survey scientists collected samples of Asian carp eggs, including embryos ready to hatch from the Upper Mississippi River, 250 river miles upstream from previously known reproductive areas. The discovery means Asian carp, which is an invasive species, spawned much farther north in the Mississippi than previously recorded, said Leon … Read more »

packaging and paper waste

Does Packaging and Paper Need Extended Producer Responsibility Laws?

Market-based recycling could improve recycling rates at similar costs to current programs, while taking the financial burden for administration off cash-strapped local governments, according to a study by Recycling Reinvented. The cost-benefit analysis examines the projected outcomes of a model extended producer responsibility (EPR) system for packaging and printed paper, … Read more »

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More States Requiring Insurers Complete Climate Risk Survey

The Connecticut and Minnesota Departments of Insurance have joined California, New York and Washington in requiring insurers respond to the Climate Risk Survey adopted in 2009 by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Despite NAIC approval in 2009, the remaining 45 states have declined to administer the survey. California Insurance … Read more »