Posts Tagged ‘Regulations’
With all the orchards and corn fields that dot the Hudson Valley landscape, Tuthilltown Spirits doesn’t have to look far for the grains and apples to make their whiskey, vodka and gin. The 10-year-old company crafts many of their liquors from ingredients grown no more than a few minutes away,. . .
Americans support pot legalization 52 percent to 45 percent, with 72 percent who say that the cost of federal law enforcement efforts are not worth it. The results mark the first time in more than four decades of Pew’s polling that a majority has taken that position. As recently as. . .
The so-called “Monsanto Protection Act,” a controversial provision protecting the biotech giant from litigation, has found an unusual critic in the tea party. The provision, Section 735, was slipped anonymously into the Senate version of the continuing resolution as part of the Agricultural Appropriations Bill, subsequently passed by the House. . .
The European Union banned the sale of new cosmetic products containing ingredients tested on animals with immediate effect Monday. ”This is a great opportunity for Europe to set an example of responsible innovation in cosmetics without any compromise on consumer safety,” said Tonio Borg, the EU’s top official on health. . .
The federal budget sequester took effect on March 1 with a number of likely environmental impacts. With $1.2 trillion in cuts over the next decade and $85 billion through the end of the fiscal year in September, layoffs and difficulties in enforcing the nation’s environmental regulations are expected. The National. . .
Conservatives and watchdog groups are mounting a “not-so-fast” campaign against a $50.7 billion Superstorm Sandy aid package that Northeastern governors and lawmakers hope to push through the House this coming week. Their complaint is that lots of the money that lawmakers are considering will actually go toward recovery efforts for. . .
Now that the election is over, will the real environmental President Obama take center stage? Oh wait, my mistake, Obama in my opinion wasn’t a real environmental president these past four years, so now that he has his second term in hand, will he fulfill the promises he had made. . .
This will be simple and straight to the point – Vote! Today is a national election for these United States. If you are a voting citizen it is your duty to head to the polls and place your vote in the ballot box. No matter who you support the only. . .
You have to give credit where credit is due. Both President Obama and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie have set aside partisan politics and are working together to help New Jersey bail itself out of the storm damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. It was heart warming to see two politically. . .
A majority of Americans support legalizing marijuana, either with or without taxes and regulations similar to those imposed on alcoholic beverages, according to a new poll conducted by YouGuv in conjunction with The HuffPost. The poll found that 51 percent of adults support legalizing, taxing and regulating marijuana like alcohol,. . .
The Presidential debates really haven’t been actual debates. More like who could out shout the other one. The Biden Ryan exchanges were more debate like than the Presidential ones. Having said that, what was bothersome during the debates was the total lack of discussion on all issues environmental, there was. . .
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is currently hearing arguments against a new law that regulates the state’s booming natural gas industry. Representatives of seven municipalities say the law, known as Act 13, takes away their ability to control gas drilling operations through local zoning, leaving them defenseless to protect homeowners, parks. . .
Hoping to limit the number of deceptive claims, the Federal Trade Commission on Monday released an updated version of its green marketing guidelines that hold companies to truthful standards in marketing their products. The revision to the Green Guides is the first since 1998, when phrases like “carbon offset” and. . .
A federal court on Tuesday vacated an Environmental Protection Agency’s rule that set strict limits on sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions, pollutants that cause acid rain and smog, in 28 mostly Eastern states and Texas. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit sent the rule back to. . .