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2014-04-01 08:23:20

60% of Companies Indicate Water is Poised to Affect Business Growth and Profitability within Five Years; More than 80% Say it Will Affect their Decisions on Where to Locate Facilities WASHINGTON, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey of major U.S. corporations released today by the Pacific Institute and VOX Global, titled "Bridging Concern and Action: Are US Companies Prepared for Looming Water Challenges?," reveals that most companies believe water challenges will significantly...

2014-02-21 12:22:21

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, State Senators Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) and Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) introduced legislation to protect the health and safety of Californians from the potentially harmful consequences of unconventional well stimulation and drilling. SB 1132 calls for a moratorium on all forms of extreme well stimulation, including hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," and acidization until a comprehensive, independent and multi-agency...

2014-02-19 08:25:02

Obama Executive Order on Chemical Disasters Impacts Communities of Color in Danger from Explosions BATON ROUGE, La., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the American public is reminiscing about the Civil Rights movement of the 1960's for Black History month, more attention is being given to the modern day front lines for human rights: toxic chemical contamination of people of color. "People of color are disproportionately impacted by toxic chemicals," explains Michele Roberts, with...

2013-12-12 12:23:01

Western Riverside Council of Governments and the HERO Program receive Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- California Gov. Jerry Brown presented the HERO Program with the Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award. The state presented this award to recognize the success of the HERO Program, which is a public-private partnership between cities and counties and the private sector that empowers property...

2013-10-08 23:32:22

Antioch University New England and U.S. EPA will co-host the Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference, May 19-21, 2014. Keene, New Hampshire (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 Antioch University New England and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will host the Local Solutions: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference on May 19-21, 2014, in Manchester, New Hampshire. The conference will focus on local solutions that communities can employ to prepare for the present and changing...

2013-08-22 08:22:43

New website contains info on toxic chemicals in products; testing results NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Information gathered by advocates investigating toxic chemicals in food, baby products, toys, furniture, construction materials and other consumer goods was unveiled on a new website today to help identify potentially harmful products and safer ones. SafeMarkets.org reflects the work of many organizations working to remove toxic chemicals from the marketplace...

2013-07-22 08:23:15

Many residents have died, are sick from chemicals plant exposures MOSSVILLE, La., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The people of Mossville, Louisiana, living in the shadow of chronic toxic chemicals exposure from 14 petrochemical facilities, will have the opportunity to voluntarily relocate, according to a statement announced Friday by the South African-based energy and chemicals company Sasol. Mossville is a historic African American community located in southwest...

2013-06-13 08:21:55

New "Chemical Safety Improvement Act" Lacks Adequate Protection WASHINGTON, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A letter was sent today to Senators David Vitter, Barbara Boxer and other Senators asking for true protections for health in the new Senate reform of the Toxic Substance and Control Act of 1976 (TSCA). Recently the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA) (S. 1009) was introduced in the U.S. Senate to update the failed TSCA framework. The CSIA has been hailed by...

2013-05-23 08:22:19

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Comments from Michele Roberts and Richard Moore, spokespersons for the Environmental Justice and Health Alliance for Chemical Policy Reform, on the "Chemical Safety Improvement Act" introduced yesterday by Senators Frank Lautenberg and David Vitter. "Communities living on the fenceline of polluting industries, chemical storage facilities, and other immediately dangerous industrial operations have worked together for more than seven years on...

2013-02-27 08:24:21

Pioneer and Industry Leader In Environmental and Sustainability Business Solutions To Provide Technical Expertise for Revolutionary Park Project LOS ANGELES and IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstCarbon Solutions, a pioneer and industry leader in environmental sustainability solutions for business, and the Friends of Hollywood Central Park (FHCP), a non-profit organization dedicated to building the Hollywood Central Park, today announced that FirstCarbon Solutions has...