Will the UN declaration spur countries to finally act?

On July 28, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a landmark resolution declaring that access to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment is a universal human right. It also called on countries, international organisations and businesses to enhance efforts to ensure a healthy environment for all. This follows a similarContinue Reading

Porterville Police Department Joins Growing List of California Law Enforcement Agencies Successfully Utilizing Veritone Contact to Meet California AB 953 Racial and Identity Profiling Act Requirements

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Veritone, Inc. (NASDAQ: VERI), creator of aiWARE, a hyper-expansive enterprise AI platform, today announced that the Porterville Police Department is now successfully utilizing its intelligent stop data collection and reporting application Veritone Contact to meet the stringent requirements of the California AB 953 Racial and Identity Profiling Act (RIPA)Continue Reading

Biden Abuses Defense Production Act to Pursue Environmental Agenda

Plagued by inflation, a projected upcoming Republican wave in the midterm elections, and high gas prices, President Joe Biden is desperately seeking a win on clean energy. To achieve that win, he has authorized the inappropriate use of the Defense Production Act— an egregious misuse of executive power. Last Monday,Continue Reading

The Regulatory Review

Litigation over a state environmental law highlights both potential abuses and opportunities for reform. In recent years, one California statute has been used to fight the construction of homeless shelters, block denser urban housing, delay solar projects, and challenge a public transit proposal designed to benefit over 52,000 daily riders.Continue Reading

Environmental Justice and National Environmental Groups Urge Congress to Pass Recovery Bill Addressing Climate Crisis, Pollution, Clean Energy, Racial Injustice, and Jobs in Vulnerable Communities

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has an open public comment period on proposed revisions to the DEP’s Environmental Justice Policy guidance (EJ Policy). The deadline for written comments is May 11 and the last of four public hearings is May 4 at 6:00 pm. This blog: (1) summarizes theContinue Reading

When You Feel Blue About the Environment, Act Green

I was once full of youthful optimism about the power of psychology to solve environmental problems. After all, people are almost entirely responsible for problems like climate change, air and water pollution, deforestation, and the depletion of natural resources. As experts on the way people feel, think, and behave, IContinue Reading