Category Archives: EPA
ENVIRONMENTALISM: “Commodity vs. Community” / Aldo Leopold
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wiki: Aldo Leopold
CORPORATE CAPITALISM: “Capitalism is Religion . . .” / Miguel D. Lewis
CORPORATE CAPITALISM: “We Cannot Eat Money” / Native Proverb
WHITE-WING POLITICS: “Republican Party Government Shutdown Extortion”
WHITE-WING POLITICS: “Republican Party Debt Limit Extortion Results”
New Tool Reveals Country’s Most Polluted Places: How Close Do You Live?
Looking for some awkward synergy? The Environmental Protection Agency recently released a comprehensive database of America’s greatest greenhouse gas creators. It interactively indexes the 6,700 power plants and other facilities responsible for 80 percent of U.S. emissions, in an accessible online resource that gives interested citizens the ability not only to monitor their local and national pollution, but also to reproduce data-specific graphs and charts to fire off to colleagues and friends on social networks. . .
the Sierra Club and many others — likely including some of those EPA employees he addressed for the first time — who wondered aloud whether America had slipstreamed straight back to the Bush regime after President Obama halted EPA regulation of smog and air pollution, a major slap in the face to the environmentalists who have looked to him for change since the 2008 election. . .
Luckily, next year the GHG Reporting Program will widen to include 12 other industries, including electronics manufacturing and underground mining, eventually covering 85 percent of total GHG emissions, all viewable in its rewarding online resource.
But freeing information is not the same as shackling polluters. That heavy lifting on industries has sadly been postponed until after the 2012 election.