June 4, 2013
by Sasha Lyutse
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Foxes guarding the henhouse; why “self-certification” in the biomass industry threatens our forests

Sasha Lyutse, Policy Analyst, New York
You know what happens when the fox is left to guard the henhouse. Unfortunately, the emerging trans-Atlantic biomass energy industry—in which power companies like Drax Power and Dominion Reso… Continue reading

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May 16, 2011
by Reduce
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Clarifying Biodegradable vs. Compostable in California

Biodegradable or compostable: These terms are often confusing for consumers trying to select an eco-friendly product. Calif. State Senator Mark DeSaulnier, who represents a district east of San Francisco, aims to clear up the confusion for his state with Calif. Senate Bill 567, the Truthful Environmental Advertising in Plastics law. SB 567 would ban the [...] Continue reading

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October 8, 2010
by Reduce
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What Will FTC’s Revised ‘Green Guides’ Mean for Consumers?

On Wednesday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released its first revision of its Green Guides since 1998. The revised Guides address how environmental marketing claims can be used on products and their advertising, and were created to protect consumers from misleading claims. “In short, for many products, confusion abounds – we don’t always get what [...] Continue reading

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August 30, 2010
by Allen Hershkowitz
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On the Passing of NYT reporter John Holusha

Environmentalists and thoughtful people everywhere lost a compatriot last week with the passing of John Holusha, a longtime New York Times business reporter. 
John Holusha arrived in New York in the late 1980s from the New York Times’ Detroi… Continue reading

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