THREE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW FOR MARCH 28
EPA sets limits for greenhouse gas emissions in new power plants. Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency issued limits for greenhouse gas emission in new power plants. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson says the rules will be a “common-sense step towards combating” climate change.
Transportation bill in limbo. The House has again scrapped a plan to vote on a short-term extension of the federal transportation bill. Yesterday was the second straight day in which the bill couldn’t achieve the votes needed to move it forward.
Talking transportation in Michigan. The BlueGreen Alliance’s Jobs21! initiative National Co-Chair Mark Schauer joined local labor and environmental leaders to discuss the need to move Michigan — and America — forward by enacting policies and investments to get America’s transportation infrastructure into the 21st century.
National and International Blue-Green
Reuters looks at claims by scientists that “Global warming [is] close to becoming irreversible.”
The New York Times says rising gas prices aren’t affecting Americans’ driving behavior.
According to the Boston Globe, scientists have “definitely” said the BP oil spill caused the “slow death “of the Gulf of Mexico’s deep-sea coral community.
The Philadelphia Inquirer looks at why manufacturers say they are having difficulties finding workers that know shop math.
To the States
On March 26, 2012, the United Steelworkers, Mondragon, and the Ohio Employee Ownership Center (OEOC) announced its detailed union co-op model for developing sustainable jobs using the combination of worker ownership and the collective bargaining process. See more on that here.
The Massachusetts Senate is set to consider energy legislation, the Boston Globe reports.
A green jobs training program will be launched in State Island in April. The Staten Island Advance has more.
Atlantic: Where the Green Jobs Are
Bloomberg Businessweek: U.S. Proposed Release of Oil Stocks, France’s Besson Says
Huffington Post: Weather-Manmade Global Warming Link Builds, Study Says
Huffington Post: Great Lakes Water Levels Bring Conflict For Michigan Residents
Associated Press: Feds: Calif. nuke plant to remain shut for probe
Politico: GOP running out of gas on Solyndra
Politico: House panel hits EPA on gas prices
Daily Record (OH): Settlement reached with Ohio EPA
Sustainable Business Oregon: Green chemistry center grows up, reaches out