Environmental organizations, businesses press Murphy Administration to adopt flood regulatory reforms

Environmental organizations are urging Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration to implement New Jersey Protecting Against Climate Threats, or NJPACT, rules for flood hazard regulations and use of updated rainfall data as the state marks the one-year anniversary of Tropical Storm Ida on Sept. 1. Organizations that include The Watershed Institute, SierraContinue Reading

Maryland State Sen. Paul Pinsky, center, along with fellow state Sen. Sara Love are pressing the state's Department of the Environment to hold polluters accountable. Credit: Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images

Two Maryland legislators say they are angry and frustrated by the failure of the state’s Department of the Environment to comply with new legislation requiring the agency to hold polluters accountable by increasing staff, strengthening enforcement and improving oversight.   The Democratic lawmakers, state Sen. Paul Pinsky of Prince George’s CountyContinue Reading

General Services Administration Information Request Foreshadows Potentially Significant Rulemaking on Single-Use Plastic Packaging | Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

GSA performs numerous administerial and supportive functions on behalf of the federal government, including procuring goods and services for other agencies. Every year, GSA facilitates the spending of tens of billions of dollars on federal procurement. GSA also maintains the GSA Schedule, a series of pre-negotiated contracts that other agenciesContinue Reading

Impact of micro-environmental factors on survival, reproduction and distribution of Oncomelania hupensis snails | Infectious Diseases of Poverty

Webster JP, Molyneux DH, Hotez PJ, Fenwick A. The contribution of mass drug administration to global health: past, present and future. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2014;369:20130434. PubMed  PubMed Central  Article  Google Scholar  Hotez PJ, Fenwick A, Savioli L, Molyneux DH. Rescuing the bottom billion through controlContinue Reading

The case for a modern Economic Development Administration

Congress has recently shown serious interest in reauthorizing the Economic Development Administration (EDA), a Department of Commerce agency last authorized in 2004. Congressional appropriators will also have their turn in adequately resourcing the agency, following the extraordinary demands of the pandemic and other impacts to local economies over the pastContinue Reading

Fact Sheet: President Biden Tackles Methane Emissions, Spurs Innovations, and Supports Sustainable Agriculture to Build a Clean Energy Economy and Create Jobs

President Biden: “During National Ocean Month, we celebrate the beauty and bounty of our ocean and reaffirm our commitment to protecting and conserving our marine environments for a sustainable future.” Following President Biden’s proclamation of June to be National Ocean Month, and in recognition of June 8 as World OceanContinue Reading