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2012-07-02 02:21:37

Business leaders applaud USGBC's Ethics and Innovation Source: American Sustainable Business Council WASHINGTON, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American business leaders are speaking out in dismay over the American Chemistry Council's recent political attacks on the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED v4 (formerly known as LEED 2012) standard for offering a voluntary credit for avoiding chemicals of concern. LEED is a voluntary standard that enables builders to work toward...

2012-05-10 02:24:34

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Business leaders called for companies to adopt a new market code of conduct and practices after the investigation by the Chicago Tribune Sunday revealed that corporations making halogenated flame retardants spent tens of millions of dollars on lobbyists and front groups to market "toxic and ineffective products". "Deceptive business practices by a few companies won't help rebuild the U.S. economy," says David Levine, CEO of American...

2011-12-21 16:08:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today a diverse group of business leaders representing over 125,000 businesses across the country sent the following letter to President Obama, thanking him for the timely finalization and implementation of EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) for power plants. The text of the letter reads as follows: "Dear President Obama, As leaders in the business community collectively representing over 125,000 businesses from across the...

2011-09-08 13:50:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four leading small business groups released the following statement today: "We--leaders in the business community collectively representing close to 125,000 businesses from across America--express deep disappointment at President Obama's decision to withdraw EPA's revised Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards until reconsideration in 2013, consequently preserving standards for ground level ozone that are recognized by EPA...

2011-07-28 18:30:00

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This afternoon, the House Small Business Committee Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations will hold a hearing entitled, "Open for Business: The Impact of the CFPB on Small Business." Though the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has only been open for one week, the hearing appears geared toward the premise that the new bureau is hurting small businesses, a refrain used repeatedly by opponents of the CFPB in the...

2011-03-16 17:44:00

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following joint statement was issued today by American Businesses for Clean Energy, American Sustainable Business Council, Main Street Alliance, Small Business Majority and the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce: "We, the undersigned organizations representing a diverse set of business interests that range in size from fortune 500 companies to the small businesses that make up the backbone of this country, stand...

2010-04-15 11:23:00

Modern Business Leaders Call for Change to Inspire Consumer Confidence New Bill Introduced Today to Reform Nation's Chemical Laws NEW YORK, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) called upon U.S. businesses today to recognize the inevitable transformation of successful business practices that require transforming our understanding of toxic chemical regulations. The ASBC members understand the future market gains and financial benefits in...