Policy

Study: Mandatory State Policies Work Best at Curbing Utility Emissions

U.S. state policies aimed at mitigating power plant emissions vary widely in effectiveness, finds a new study by researchers at ...
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California Bill To Require EPDs for Building Materials in State Projects

A new California bill may change the way climate change is fought—by forcing contractors to purchase materials that are sourced ...
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Florida Firefighters Seek Presumptive Cancer Protection

According to OSHA, firefighters are 14 percent more likely than the general public to develop certain cancers. They want this ...
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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Plays With Fire, Rolls Back Sprinkler Rules

Despite a recent, high-profile multifamily fire where lives were saved by sprinklers, the controversial governor is following the Trump Administration's ...
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New Los Angeles Law Aims to Demolish Certain Zoning Restrictions

Local politicians pull no punches in describing their intentions: to reverse slow-growth policies and the "brain damage" of building affordably ...
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California Bill Forcing Contractors to Compensate Unpaid Laborers Passes Legislature

The bill, aggressively opposed by builders, requires general contractors to pay the employees of subcontractors when they get stiffed. Advocates ...
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