Canada and the United States aren’t living up to their ends of the bargain with regard to mitigating the threat of chemical pollution in the Great Lakes. (The Glob and Mail)
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“America’s economy depends on leadership in building the next generation of clean globally competitive energy and vehicle technology. These new standards can provide a critical opportunity to sustain jobs, further reduce the pollution driving climate change and foreign oil dependence while enhancing the competitiveness of U.S.-manufactured trucks in global markets.” SaidBlueGreen Alliance Executive Director Kim Glas about proposed efficiency standards.
Trade vote – The Senate will vote on a bill to grant the president Fast Track authority early this week. If passed, it would go to the president’s desk. It’s not too late to make your voice heard to urge lawmakers to say no to fast track. (National Journal)
Climate legacy – The administration on Friday announced a proposed rule to improve the fuel efficiency of heavy duty trucks. (New York Times)
Mayors’ mission – Santa Monica Mayor Kevin McKeown recently announced he’s joined the Mayors’ National Climate Action Agenda. (Santa Monica Mirror)
Recycling conundrum – Recycling is more important than it has ever been and utilized by more people than ever but the problem now is finding a way to make it profitable. (Washington Post)