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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 »

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 »

New England Businesses Join Food Recovery Challenge

Ten New England educational, healthcare and other business institutions have become members of the EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge (FRC), a national initiative aimed at encouraging businesses, organizations and institutions to prevent food waste. The 10 new participants are: Boston Medical Center, (Boston, Mass.); Colby College, (Waterville, Maine); Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, … Read more »

Northeast Carbon Auction Raises $102.5m

Northeast Carbon Auction Raises $102.5m

Nine Northeastern and mid-Atlantic US states raised $102.5 million selling carbon dioxide allowances in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative’s (RGGI) auction last week. RGGI, the nonprofit that administers the regional carbon auction, says all of the available greenhouse gas emissions permits sold out at the Sept. 4 event — it … Read more »