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Rollback of Clean Vehicle Standards Would Be Bad for Business, Consumers and the Economy

Under New Leadership, EPA Rescinds Confirmation of Vehicle GHG Emission Rule
Press Release

Today’s announcement from President Trump and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to re-open and potentially roll back the clean vehicle standards is a huge setback for business, consumers and the economy. The move opens the door to weakening the standards and rejects findings based on years of comprehensive and robust analysis informed by a wide range of stakeholders and technical experts.

On the Cutting Board: The US EPA Budget-Staff-Programs-Grants As the Trump Administration Plans the Coming FY Budget

G&A's SustainabilityHighlights (9.2.2017)
Newsletter

The media establishment in Washington, DC is closely watching the signals as well as specific action taken by the Trump Administration and the 115th Congress that could or does affect the future of key government agencies whose mission and work directly/indirectly affects the mission and work of corporate sustainability and sustainable investing professionals.

Especially In focus:  the US Environmental Protection Agency; the Department of Energy; the Department of the Interior; the Securities & Exchange Commission; the Department of Defense...and others. 

Big Business and Investors Urge New EPA Chief to Keep MPG and GHG Standards in Place

Efforts to weaken fuel-economy and GHG rules rules risk slowing the economy
Press Release

BOSTON, March 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Major U.S. businesses are urging the federal Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt to leave in place vehicle standards for passenger cars and light trucks.

In a letter delivered this week to Mr. Pruitt, the businesses pointed out that the standards are good for business and for the economy as a whole.

The Value of Certification and Verification for Green Power Purchases Webinar

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 10:00–11:00 AM PT

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership (GPP) will host "The Value of Certification and Verification for Green Power Purchases Webinar," a free webinar with Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) examining the value of certification and verification in the green power market.

Kimberly-Clark Receives U.S. EPA 2016 SmartWay® Excellence Award

Award Recipients are Top Environmental Performers and Leaders in Freight Supply Chain Efficiency
Press Release

DALLAS, February 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) has been honored as an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency with its seventh SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Kimberly-Clark was one of nine companies in the shipper and logistics category to receive this distinction, which recognizes the best environmental performers among SmartWay’s 3,500 members.

Tears Don't Mend Broken China

Blog

By: Bahar Gidwani

I’ve always been clumsy.  There were many broken dishes and glasses in my childhood.  My Mom was always kind about it.  She’d say, “Tears don’t mend broken China.”  She had other similar phrases I remember (e.g., “If you get a load of lemons, it is time to make lemonade!”), but the lesson was always Midwestern positivism.  Don’t sit around moaning about what can’t be fixed—keep moving forward and don’t let your own failures hold you back.

Tears Don't Mend Broken China

Blog

By: Bahar Gidwani

I’ve always been clumsy.  There were many broken dishes and glasses in my childhood.  My Mom was always kind about it.  She’d say, “Tears don’t mend broken China.”  She had other similar phrases I remember (e.g., “If you get a load of lemons, it is time to make lemonade!”), but the lesson was always Midwestern positivism.  Don’t sit around moaning about what can’t be fixed—keep moving forward and don’t let your own failures hold you back.

Incoming EPA Chief: Fox in the Henhouse

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When someone sues an organization repeatedly and then gets put in charge of that agency it's a pretty classic example of the fox guarding the henhouse. Welcome to the Bizarro World of the Trump Administration where the fossil fuel industry's favorite son, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, is poised to run the Environmental Protection Agency.

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