April 27, 2015

ChemicalWatch 4/23/2015 by Leigh Stringer The bipartisan bill put forward by Senators Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) and David Vitter (R-Louisiana) to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) has been supported by two thirds (65%) of those responding to a Chemical Watch poll. A quarter prefer the Boxer-Markey bill, while 10% felt neither …

April 24, 2015

ClimateProgress April 23, 2015 by ARI PHILLIPS Oklahoma’s government is of two minds when it comes to fossil fuel extraction. In an especially fractious split, the day after the state’s energy and environment cabinet acknowledged that the “recent rise in earthquakes cannot be entirely attributed to natural causes,” state lawmakers passed two …

April 20, 2015

Columbia Missourian April 20, 2015 by JACK SUNTRUP When the Columbia City Council decided to hold off on eliminating plastic bags from store checkouts, most of the debate was focused on the merits of the proposal itself. Fifth Ward Councilwoman Laura Nauser was outspoken in her opposition to the plastic bag …