YOU SHOULD KNOW…

Posted by on Fri, Aug 7, 2015 @ 15:08 PM

A new two-year study strengthens the case between occupational risks and breast cancer. The report found ties between exposure to certain chemicals such as pesticides and other toxic materials and breast cancer. (The Center for Public Integrity)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“These standards will increase fuel efficiency and cut greenhouse gas emissions from long-haul trucks—along with full size pick-ups, other trucks, buses, and vocational vehicles. These standards can also continue America’s auto and manufacturing resurgence,” said BlueGreen Alliance Regional Program Manager Tom Conway testifying in support of the proposed medium-duty and heavy-duty fuel economy standards in Chicago yesterday.

WHAT’S TRENDING

Teaming up - The Department of Energy is teaming up with three major unions—the United Steelworkers, the Utility Workers Union of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers—in order to push states to comply with the Clean Power Plan in a way that both preserves jobs and creates job opportunities. (The Hill)

Falling behind – California isn’t quite reaching its 75 percent recycling goal. In fact the state hasn’t improved much above its current 50 percent recycling rate. (The Desert Sun)

Walkout – Senate Democrats’ walkout failed to prevent Republican efforts to move forward to block a finalized rule to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants. (Bloomberg)

Wrapping up – Negotiators working on the Trans-Pacific Partnership hope to meet back up at the end of the month in order to wrap up negotiations on the trade agreement, which would be one of the world’s largest trade agreements. (Los Angeles Times)

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