Two years after coming out with an executive order on chemical safety, no new rules have been issued by the administration to improve workplace safety at chemical facilities. (West Virginia Gazette)
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“This change undercuts America’s ability to address global climate change. Making H.R. 644 worse in order to try to attract votes for the larger, and also flawed, Fast Track effort, is the wrong thing to do,” said BlueGreen Alliance Executive Director Kim Glas about a House Rules Committee vote this morning.
Climate change and trade – The House Rules Committee passed a provision early this morning removing the objective of addressing climate change through trade deals. (New York Times)
Stamp of approval – A new renewable energy law in Vermont is expected to be signed by the governor. The legislation would retool the state’s system for promoting renewable energy. (Washington Times)
Game changer? – A North Carolina businessman is investing $175 million to focus attention on climate change, specifically targeting his message to change the minds of conservatives on the issue. (Washington Post)