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Apr 15 14

The Green Jobs Source for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

THE TOP 10 FOR APRIL 15 

Tell us something we don’t know – An article points out that political fights have gotten in the way of progress on climate change(New York Times) 

A year later – Texas regulators are still trying to improve the information flow about dangerous chemicals between state agencies and fire departments a year after the West, Texas explosion. (E&E News) 

Letters – Several letters to the editor highlight climate change as a vital issue to our future and take to task an opinion piece on the issue printed recently. (New York Times) 

Above the law? – Public workplaces in New York—including cities, towns, highway departments, and schools—aren’t paying their workplace safety violation fines(Rochester Democrat & Chronicle) 

Mining data – The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) released its preliminary data for 2013 that showed workplace injuries went down in the mining industry but fatalities went up compared to previous years. (Occupational Safety and Health) 

Tax credits – A business group is pushing federal officials to renew tax credits for renewable energy and energy efficiency.(Radio Iowa) 

Silver State renewables – An opinion piece looks at Nevada’s leadership on renewable energy(Reno Gazette Journal) 

Energy efficiency – The latest United Nations report on climate change highlights the benefits of energy efficiency to both save money and address our warming world. (Christian Science Monitor) 

Concerning – Take a look at where you can find toxic chemicals in five unexpected places in your life. (Huffington Post) 

Toxics and railroads – A federal lawsuit brought by chemical groups wants all rail cars hauling certain toxic chemicals to meet stricter safety standards. (KSTP) 

BLUE-GREEN LINKS

Clean Technica: The World Should Urgently Invest In Renewable Energy 

Los Angeles Times: Southland air regulators seek to hold ports to pollution targets

The Hill: Study: Methane releases from natural gas drilling higher than EPA estimates

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