State regulators, feds team up to deep-six California swordfishermen

What is being done in the name of protecting marine mammals and sea turtles from the practices of California fishermen will ironically – and predictably – benefit foreign suppliers of swordfish, many of whom operate with nary a thought of protecting endangered marine life.

By |2020-03-20T00:19:13-04:00March 20th, 2020|Economy, Regulation|Comments Off on State regulators, feds team up to deep-six California swordfishermen

Banning plastic grocery bags spreads disease

Count on at least two results from the outlawing of plastic grocery bags: increased energy use and environmental cost to produce more paper grocery bags; and increased spreading of germs from reusable tote bags at grocery stores, which is especially worrisome with coronavirus spreading.

By |2020-03-19T07:12:45-04:00March 18th, 2020|Regulation|Comments Off on Banning plastic grocery bags spreads disease

White House moves to speed up approval of infrastructure projects under NEPA

Hoping to break the logjam that, for decades, has held up construction projects throughout the United States, the Trump administration Jan. 9 rolled out sweeping reforms of the 50-year-old National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

By |2020-01-15T21:28:39-05:00January 15th, 2020|Environment, Regulation|Comments Off on White House moves to speed up approval of infrastructure projects under NEPA