January 6, 2017

Moyers and Company SALLY NEAS January 4, 2017 Back in March, when Donald Trump was facing off with two now-forgotten candidates for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination, the small town of Barnstead, New Hampshire, was quietly protecting its citizens. At their annual town hall, residents voted unanimously for a city …

January 4, 2017

Treehugger Lloyd Alter January 3, 2017 Plastic bag bans are about a lot more than just banning plastic bags; A few years ago, Adam Sternbergh wrote a great article for New York Magazine, The Fight Over Plastic Bags Is About a Lot More Than How to Get Groceries Home, discussing …

December 26, 2016

Governing.com ELIZABETH DAIGNEAU January 2017 If there is one word to describe Arizona’s 2016 legislative session, that word is “preemption.” Last year, state lawmakers stripped cities and counties of the authority to regulate everything from backyard chickens and dog breeders to Airbnb and other home-sharing services. Collectively, legislators introduced more …

December 19, 2016

TC Palm Isadora Rangel December 15, 2016 Florida coastal communities could ban plastic shopping bags to preserve the environment and reduce litter under a proposed state law. Municipalities with fewer than 100,000 residents could create a pilot program to regulate disposable bags under a bill filed ahead of the 2017 Florida legislative session. …

December 19, 2016

WORT FM Radio December 15, 2016 This week, president-elect Donald Trump added three more names to his passel of fossil fuel hawks nominated for cabinet positions. Joining Oklahoma Attorney General and climate change denier Scott Pruitt – named for the EPA – are climate ‘skeptic’ and Montana Republican Congressman Ryan …