A new study shows that people, in general, people tend to incorrectly think the objects they use the most use the most energy. That isn’t always the case. (Washington Post)
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Americans have found themselves competing with children coerced to work in foreign factories, trafficked and forced labor, and foreign workers so mistreated that they jump to their deaths from factory buildings. American consumers find themselves buying products made in unsafe buildings that collapse or burn, killing thousands of foreign workers,” wrote United Steelworkers International President Leo W. Gerard in a post opposing Fast Track.
Putting the pressure on – President Obama is pushing hard to get House Democrats to vote for his Fast Track initiative. But labor union members, environmentalists and others are working hard to stop Fast Track. (Politico)
Clean water as a campaign issue – The clean water rule recently put forward by the Obama administration may end up being an issue in the 2016 presidential campaigns. (The Guardian)
Senate energy and water bill taken to task – The head of the White House Office of Management and Budget says the Senate energy and water appropriations bill underfunds important investments in the energy sector. (The Hill)
13.5 percent – That’s how much water use was cut by Californians in April. (New York Times)
Silver State moves backward – A bill to allow the Nevada Public Utilities Commission to delay renewable energy projects has passed. (Las Vegas Review Journal)