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PostHeaderIcon Future trends in pollution control equipments

Posted on: Thursday, November 26th, 2009 at 7:44 am

nullWith new administration putting all the force to bring back the powers to the associations related to pollution control in seems as if now the environmental peace will be restored soon. Environmental pollution agency or EPA is making efforts to make serious rules against environmental pollution and will severely punish the culprits. So it can be said the companies manufacturing pollution control equipments will be having good time ahead.

Mr. Obama is paying great attention on the issue of save, and clean water which should be free from debris, pollution and chemicals thus the selling of equipments for clean water , water purifying systems, clarifying systems, mobile pollution emergency response system and will increase definitely and facilitate the use of storm drain system.

Manufacturers will be selling heavily soon after the implementation of the rules thus it is being believed that there will be seen a future trend in pollution control equipments by 2010.

PostHeaderIcon President Obama’s Guide to Going Green

Posted on: Monday, September 7th, 2009 at 8:16 am

Obama's Green GuideThe US President Barack Obama has given a few tips to go green and become nature friendly.

President Obama realizes the importance of saving energy which will ultimately save the planet. He called for using products that are energy efficient. He stressed on switching off the electric appliances when not using them. Unplugging the electric gadgets will save power.

He also emphasized on cutting back on the air conditioning and heating systems to save electricity. Going natural is preferred to ultimately save the green cover of the earth.

President Obama stressed on buying items with less packaging and advised to recycle and use paper, glass plastic etc.

He also advised to drive energy efficient cars, energy efficient appliances and to hold clean up drives.
He also advised to plant as many trees as possible. He also emphasized to involve children in the tree panting drive to make it possible.

The US President has given out a clear message to help save the environment and contribute to sustainable healthy growth.

PostHeaderIcon Act Green: Day at the Beach

Posted on: Monday, April 6th, 2009 at 9:39 am

ATLANTIC CITY – The Department of the Interior is holding the only East Coast public meeting and hearing on plans for offshore drilling Monday in daylong sessions here at the Convention Center.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is presenting findings from the newest federal Minerals Management Service on the status of energy sources on the continental shelf, including wind and tidal generation and oil and natural gas exploration. Findings from the public meetings could shape a final decision by the Obama administration on whether to grant five-year leases on the outer continental shelf to energy companies.

Set to testify are New Jersey Gov. Corzine, Sens. Lautenberg and Menendez and Congressmen Frank LoBiondo and Rush Holt, all great conservation champs.

PostHeaderIcon Act Green: Senators Feingold, Bingaman Introduce Key Bills

Posted on: Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 at 6:00 pm

Senators Feingold, Bingaman Introduce Key Bills

In what was already a frenzied day on Capitol Hill as both chambers race towards passing a budget, Sen.
Russ Feingold (WI) and Sen. Jeff Bingaman (NM) both introduced priority pieces of legislation this afternoon for the environmental community.

Sen. Feingold re-introduced the Clean Water Restoration Act (S. 787), which seeks to restore the protections of the original Clean Water Act, which were gutted during the Bush Administration. As it stands, the drinking water of 110 million Americans are currently in jeopardy due to the weakened safeguards, according to USGS data, and about 2 million acres of stream miles, or 59% of streams in the U.S., have lost protections. Read more in LCV’s press release or from the office of Sen. Feingold.

Meanwhile, Sen. Bingaman, who chairs the influential Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, introduced his own legislation that would reform the archaic law that currently governs hardrock mining on Western lands. The Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act (S. 796) would at long last reform the General Mining Law of 1872, which allowed large-scale mining operations to extract minerals from public lands absent reasonable environmental safeguards or financial accountability, leaving taxpayers the burden of cleaning up the messes left behind. Mining pollution is blamed for polluting over 40% of Western watersheds with such toxic extraction chemicals as arsenic and cyanide. Here’s LCV’s statement and the official scoop.

All in all, a busy day on the Hill, with budget proceedings ongoing. One thing is for sure, with debate on global warming and energy legislation set to commence after the Easter recess, this portends an even busier spring than anyone could have imagined.

Which is obviously a good thing!

PostHeaderIcon Act Green: LCV Endorses Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

Posted on: Thursday, June 12th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

Today LCV endorsed Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona for reelection in the 8th District. Giffords has dedicated her career to protecting Arizona’s natural heritage and has worked tirelessly to expand solar energy, creating green jobs throughout her state.

She earned herself a 95% LCV score in 2007 and a 100% lifetime score from the Arizona LCV as a state legislator for 4 years.

Tim Greeff, LCV Deputy Legislative Director, was with Giffords yesterday to giver her the endorsement. “She has become one of the great champions of clean energy and of protecting our planet for future generations,” Tim said. “America needs more leaders like Gabrielle Giffords.”

To read LCV’s release on the endorsement, go to: http://lcv.org/newsroom/press-releases/lcv-endorses-congresswoman-gabrielle-giffords.html