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Plastic Bag Bans and the Coronavirus - How Are They Related?

In the meantime, during this crisis, state and local governments should consider easing or lifting the ban on plastic bags to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Elizabeth Wright March 20, 2020
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Creating a New Environmental Crisis

It has been said that one should never let a serious crisis go to waste.  It could just as easily be said, “if there is no crisis, make one up to try to compel action and raise money.”

Elizabeth Wright June 19, 2019
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Green New Deal Falls Flat

In an effort to fight climate change, freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduced this week a framework they call a "Green New Deal.”  Saying that this plan is overly ambitious is an understatement. 

Allen Johnson February 8, 2019
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New York Politicians Wage War on Plastic

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio, both Democrats, are widely reported

Spencer Chretien April 27, 2018
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Getting Ready for 5G

There are several technologies being considered for developing the next generation of communications infrastructure.  Among those being studied and deployed are the use of TV white spaces for rural broadband connectivity; wireless fixed broadband...

Deborah Collier March 13, 2018
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SCOTUS Provides Eagle Eye of Oversight for Hawkes Case

On May 31, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued its ruling in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v.

Rachel Cole June 3, 2016
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IG Finds 30 percent of EPA’s Expensive Research Equipment Sat Idle for Years, Some More Than a Decade

Nearly $3 million dollars’ worth of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) equipment has been gathering dust in a warehouse, according to a March 16, 2015 Inspector General’s (IG) audit.

Curtis Kalin March 18, 2015
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Navy Showers for All?

It is bad enough the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) squandered $2 million of taxpayer money on grants and projects to capture methane gas from agricultural waste and landfills in foreign countries, $15 million on fraudulent credit card use,...

Elizabeth Wright March 17, 2015
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Murkowski’s Folly

The first rule of communications is getting the message right.

Sean Kennedy March 20, 2014
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Business as Usual in the Land of the Midnight Sun

Alaska has long received more than its fair share of federal funding.

Sean Kennedy March 20, 2013

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