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  • EPA National Electronics Challenge: e-Cycle old electronic devices
    EPA National Electronics Challenge: e-Cycle old electronic devices
    The Environmental Protection Agency has launched and initiative urging Americans to “e-Cycle” their old electronic devices this holiday season rather than simply throwing them away. With electronics being made from resources, metals...
  • Congress avoids shutdown: Immigration, war, and climate change pay the price
    Congress avoids shutdown: Immigration, war, and climate change pay the price
    The House has successfully passed an omnibus bill that details a $1.1 trillion dollar spending plan. The spending bill was written under the guise of saving a government shutdown, but when unveiled at the 11th hour this past Tuesday showed some...
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    Obama's Harvard law mentor, EPA overreaching
    President Barack Obama has been widely criticized by his political opponents for using executive orders and regulatory agency fiats to make sweeping regulatory changes that should be the domain of the congress. Obama’s former Harvard law...
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    Rep. Raúl Grijalva lands position on key environmental committee
    With the support of almost 200 environmental groups that signed onto a letter promoted by the Center for Biological Diversity, Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) was recently elected by the Democratic caucus to replace Rep. Peter DeFazio on the House...
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    Environmental Week in Review, November 23 - 30, 2014
    Continuing with our new feature, Environmental Week in Review, here is a summary of what we wrote about last week in Bakersfield Environmental News. As expected with the Thanksgiving holiday, maybe we were a little too busy with cooking...
  • Digging around the dictatorship: suspicion skyrockets
    Digging around the dictatorship: suspicion skyrockets
    A grave danger lurks in the dominant news stories concerning racial tensions in Ferguson and Obama's seizing of executive power with regard to immigration and blanket amnesty. Actions taken by Obama on these issues are illegal. The two issues...
  • How your business can help solve urban water pollution
    How your business can help solve urban water pollution
    If there’s one thing South Floridians are proud of, it’s our sunny beaches, intra-coastal, lakes and other waterways – especially here in the Palm Beaches. And yet, preventing urban water pollution is a major challenge.According...
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    EPA proposes more stringent smog standard, will impact San Joaquin Valley
    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it is recommending a more stringent federal smog (ozone) standard for ambient air quality. Based upon an analysis of the latest scientific research on the effects of...
  • Abbott on Immigration
    New Texas Governor Abbott rises with effective skills of defeating Obama agenda
    Barack Obama should heed the words of the future governor of Texas, Gregg Abbott, who issued a serious statement yesterday regarding the President’s latest executive action announced last week on immigration. Abbott has fought for justice...
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    Calif. solar reactor fizzles
    The latest Mojave Desert solar reactor electric plant, Ivanpah, is the world’s largest using ground-level mirrors to focus the power of the sun on elevated solar boilers. The electricity generated at Ivanpah was to be enough to serve more...
  • Congress sells out the EPA to corporate interests
    Congress sells out the EPA to corporate interests
    On Nov. 18, Congress passed bill H.R. 1422 which would place corporations on the primary advisory board of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and minimize the advise and suggestions of scientists working for or with the agency. In a vote...
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    Modesto almond farmer learns the hard way not to ignore environmental laws
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it has penalized the owner of a proposed almond orchard for destroying nearly 33 acres of wetlands near Merced, California. Edward Lynn Brown, from Oakdale, California, who did...
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    Hyundai and Kia to pay largest fine in Clean Air Act history
    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice today announced the largest Clean Air Act settlement in history. Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, and their United States affiliates Hyundai Motor...
  • Texas to take over greenhouse gas permitting from EPA
    Texas to take over greenhouse gas permitting from EPA
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Friday they have approved the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to issue greenhouse gas permits for new and modified facilities. The action eliminates the need for businesses to seek...
  • Free pesticide disposal opportunity for Stanislaus County farmers
    Free pesticide disposal opportunity for Stanislaus County farmers
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants farmers in the San Joaquin Valley's Stanislaus County to know that they have a free and safe way to get rid of obsolete and unwanted pesticides. In an announcement today, EPA said that...