Author Archives: Heather Cummings

EPA Decision on Offshore Drilling

Americans from coast to coast are suffering as a result of rising fuel prices, and with the summer months fast approaching, some estimate the U.S. average price per gallon will exceed five dollars.  As gas prices continue to rise with … Continue reading

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Energy Efficiency Projects Save AT&T Millions

EES has posted a number of blogs regarding sustainability initiatives, and how quickly they can improve a company’s bottom line.  Last year AT&T implemented 4,200 energy efficiency projects at its facilities.  These projects ranged from lighting changes to network upgrades, … Continue reading

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OSHA and Job Creation

The Workforce Protections Subcommittee of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce recently held a hearing investigating OSHA’s regulatory agenda and its impact on job creation.  Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for OSHA issued a statement in … Continue reading

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Key Industrial Material, Now Greener

Weijie Ji, Chak-Tong Au, and colleagues claim they discovered an environmentally friendly way to produce acrylic acid, which is used in the production of goods such as paint, diapers, adhesives and much more.  The process eliminates the need for petroleum, … Continue reading

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OSHA to Adopt New Hazardous Chemical Classification System

OSHA announced that by August of this year it will finalize a rule adopting the globally harmonized system (GHS) for the classification and labeling of hazardous chemicals.  As a result workers and employers will be required to learn a new … Continue reading

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EPA Requires Paperless Submissions

In a continued effort to increase transparency and decrease waste the EPA is now requiring all new chemical notices be submitted electronically.  This is the second stage of the rule, which became effective April 6, 2011 requires all new Toxic … Continue reading

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New Air Quality Measuring Device Improves on Existing Technology

A new air quality measurement device has been licensed for commercial development by Droplet Measurement Technologies of Boulder, Co.  The new instrument was invented by Pat Arnott and Ian Arnold of the University of Nevada, Reno.  The device is not … Continue reading

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Tyson Foods Receives OSHA Safety Violations

Tyson Foods of Jefferson, Wisconsin received 10 safety violations from OSHA.  While one was a minor violation, nine of the ten were categorized as serious citations.  Tyson was cited following the October 2010 inspection of the plant, during which OSHA … Continue reading

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EPA’s GHG Reporting Program Delayed

The EPA recently announced the postponement of the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program deadline.  The 2010 date deadline was originally set for March 31, 2011 for facilities emitting at least 25,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases per year; however, due to … Continue reading

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House Passes Anti-EPA Bill

Last week the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 910, which if approved by the Senate and signed by President Obama would prohibit the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases.  The bill passed the House with a vote of 255 to … Continue reading

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