Latest American Sustainable Business Council Stories

2014-07-23 12:23:47

New Poll of Small Business Owners: 80% Favor Protections in New EPA Proposal; 71% Agree Clean Water is Needed for a Healthy Economy and Local Jobs WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new national scientific poll of small business owners released today, found that large majorities favor federal protection of clean water and agree that clean water is necessary for a healthy economy and job creation. Small business owners are important to policy debates because they are...

2014-06-25 12:23:53

87% See Climate Change as Po­tentially Harmful to their Business, 64% Believe Govern­ment Needs to Regulate Carbon Emissions from Power Plants WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), which represents a membership network of more than 200,000 businesses, released new poll results showing that a large majority of small business owners see climate change as a risk to their businesses. A majority also want the federal...

2014-04-08 16:21:10

Updating WWII "War Bond" Model to Spark Job Creation, Energy Security, Clean Energy, and Increased Energy Efficiency WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Clean energy boosters on Capitol Hill are borrowing a page from World War II "war bonds" by introducing today a new bill - the Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act of 2014. Available in denominations starting as low as $25, this proposed new U.S. Treasury bond will enable Americans to invest in the nation's clean energy future....

2014-03-25 16:22:29

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), which with its member organizations represents more than 200,000 businesses across the U.S., announced its support for the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new proposed rule for water safety. The rule clarifies the EPA's regulatory power under the Clean Water Act, after two recent Supreme Court decisions threw some protections into legal jeopardy. In a statement, ASBC...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'