Environmental Protection – G Net http://gnet.org/ Tue, 17 May 2022 19:33:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://gnet.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default-150x150.png Environmental Protection – G Net http://gnet.org/ 32 32 Could the Black Hall River boat launch become ‘Central Park?’ » https://gnet.org/could-the-black-hall-river-boat-launch-become-central-park/ Tue, 17 May 2022 19:13:28 +0000 https://gnet.org/could-the-black-hall-river-boat-launch-become-central-park/ OLD LYME – Concerns that the reopening of a kayak launch along the Black Hall River could turn the 3-acre site into ‘Central Park’ were aired at a Space Commission meeting on Monday open which continued the heated debate between several municipal councils on the fate of the property. ‘I don’t think it’s a park,’ […]]]>

OLD LYME – Concerns that the reopening of a kayak launch along the Black Hall River could turn the 3-acre site into ‘Central Park’ were aired at a Space Commission meeting on Monday open which continued the heated debate between several municipal councils on the fate of the property.

‘I don’t think it’s a park,’ Commission co-chairman Evan Griswold said after council voted to pay for an environmental assessment of the site off Buttonball Road before a final decision was made. on its future use. “It has to be as natural as possible. There’s a habitat there that I think, you know, we don’t need to turn into Central Park.

This comment during the remote video meeting prompted a quick response from Terri Lewis, vice-chairman of the Port Management Commission, which sparked debate when members recently proposed to reopen the long-dormant launch alongside a salt marsh.

“I feel like at the beginning of these conversations and even a little now that you are looking for something, anything, to not allow access to this property at all,” Lewis said, addressing his remarks specifically to Griswold and co-chair Amanda Blair, who lives next door to the site. “I just feel the vibe where you guys are from, Evan and Amanda personally because that’s all I hear right now is you really don’t want anybody there. I’m sure there is a way to get people in our city to see, let alone use, the property.

Griswold replied: ‘We are not opposed to public access and we just want to make sure that any public access is not detrimental to property. And that’s how we approach all of our properties, whether it’s 300 acres or three acres.

Blair, who had previously recused herself from any decision on the matter, reversed that decision on Tuesday after consulting with a lawyer.

“In a small town, there are so many overlapping interests,” Blair said, reading from the notes. “The standards are, do I have a financial advantage regarding this property, and the answer is no. I am not, and I am not connected with anyone who would benefit.

Blair said the house where she lives, which adjoins the open space, is owned by a family trust.

She also addressed the posting of “No Trespassing” signs at the entrance to the property, a long gravel driveway owned by the nearby Black Hall Club, which has granted easements to access the house and town for access the site in question.

Explaining that she did not post the signs herself, Blair said she bought them for the club “to deter constant acts of vandalism, ATV activity and trespassing”, on the property adjacent to the club, including a pond.

“As the panels were regularly torn down and I was going to Home Depot, I picked up both panels out of courtesy to my neighbor,” Blair said. “I have never denied public access to the property under review.”

Blair then voted with the rest of the council to request an environmental assessment of the property, as requested by the Board of Selectmen.

Open Space Commission member Greg Futoma responded to statements from Harbor Management Commission members and others that the launch site – sold by the McGowan family to the state in 1958, then ceded to the city in 2002 on the condition that it be used for recreational water access – had been effectively hidden away for decades until the Port Management Commission brought it to public attention.

“There were a lot of allegations that this property was hidden and a ‘secret’ quote and so on,” Futoma said. “I am in favor of home ownership. But our commission’s charter is pretty clear that we have to weigh public access against the impact on nature. And that’s not to say that access won’t be possible in this particular case, but we’re still doing it,” with the EA.

This study will determine the boundaries of the property, as well as the catalog of plant and animal species and the amount of wet soil on the site.

Griswold said he wanted to make sure reopening the launch wouldn’t endanger any endangered species and would be “even more disastrous for the salt marsh than what’s already happening,” with natural degradation.

He said the property is considered “critical habitat” for certain species by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

“It may not be, but we want to have an independent assessment of the qualities of its habitat,” he said. “One of the things I would be most interested in is making sure that whatever happens and whoever does it in town, is done correctly, is done with care and with the idea that we are protecting the natural world in a way that benefits everyone.

The commission plans to present its choice to the Selectman board of directors at its June 6 meeting.

Chris Staab, chair of the Harbor Management Commission, and Rachel Gaudio, chair of the Inland Wetlands Commission, asked on Monday that their advice be included in the process of selecting a contractor to carry out the assessment, while acknowledging the frictions between councils.

“I hope Open Space and the other commissions will cooperate and not work antagonistically,” said Staab, who said last week that residents could start using the launch immediately. “I look forward to working with all three commissions to open this space to the public and gain access for our residents.”

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More Information on Manhattan Project Waste Landfill in Oak Ridge Wanted https://gnet.org/more-information-on-manhattan-project-waste-landfill-in-oak-ridge-wanted/ Mon, 16 May 2022 02:04:59 +0000 https://gnet.org/more-information-on-manhattan-project-waste-landfill-in-oak-ridge-wanted/ Since 2012, the Department of Energy has proposed constructing a landfill for the remains of demolished buildings from Y-12, the site that contains low-level radiation from Manhattan Project work that took place there. Federal officials have selected a wooded area on the Oak Ridge Reservation not far from Y-12 at the source of Bear Creek, […]]]>

Since 2012, the Department of Energy has proposed constructing a landfill for the remains of demolished buildings from Y-12, the site that contains low-level radiation from Manhattan Project work that took place there.

Federal officials have selected a wooded area on the Oak Ridge Reservation not far from Y-12 at the source of Bear Creek, which empties into the Clinch River. Tennessee environmental regulators have been reviewing the plans and submitting comments for more than a decade.

Local environmental groups, while acknowledging that decades-old waste has to go somewhere, say it is unclear from the 100-page proposal how the new landfill will protect people and the environment from radiation leaks .

“If you’re just moving contamination from buildings into the river, you may be taking it off DOE property, but you’re not actually recovering it,” said Amanda Garcia of the Southern Environmental Law Center. “You distribute it more widely in the community.”

Environmentalists who spoke with Knox News do not oppose the landfills outright, but they do criticize the fact that details of this plan are hard to come by.

A screenshot of the map of the proposed landfill, labeled EMDF, from Department of Energy fact sheets.  The facility south of the creek is the source of spallation neutrons across a ridge.

The Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management is holding a public meeting in Oak Ridge to seek public input on its plans to build a 92-acre radioactive waste landfill in the Bear Creek Valley. The meeting will take place Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Pollard Technology Conference Center, 210 Badger Ave. at Oak Ridge.

“The DOE is opening a 30-day public comment period and holding a public meeting to provide details and answer questions from the community related to the areas covered in the fact sheets,” wrote DOE spokesperson Ben Williams, in an email to Knox News.

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Commissioner Nikki Fried Calls on EPA to Regain Federal Control of Wetland Licensing Program Transferred to FDEP by Trump Administration / Press Releases 2022 / Press Releases / News & Events / Home https://gnet.org/commissioner-nikki-fried-calls-on-epa-to-regain-federal-control-of-wetland-licensing-program-transferred-to-fdep-by-trump-administration-press-releases-2022-press-releases-news-events-home/ Wed, 11 May 2022 19:16:45 +0000 https://gnet.org/commissioner-nikki-fried-calls-on-epa-to-regain-federal-control-of-wetland-licensing-program-transferred-to-fdep-by-trump-administration-press-releases-2022-press-releases-news-events-home/ Tallahassee, Florida. – Today, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Friedindependently elected member of the Florida cabinet, calls the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to overturn the Trump administration’s decision to transfer licensing authority for Florida’s wetlands from the federal government to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). In+frit’s+letter+to+EPA+on+wetland+permits+5.11.22.pdf” target=”_blank” title=”letter […]]]>

Tallahassee, Florida. – Today, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Friedindependently elected member of the Florida cabinet, calls the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to overturn the Trump administration’s decision to transfer licensing authority for Florida’s wetlands from the federal government to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP).

In+frit’s+letter+to+EPA+on+wetland+permits+5.11.22.pdf” target=”_blank” title=”letter | opens in a new tab”>letter[ ] today at the EPA, Commissioner Fried wrote“I have always warned that this transfer of federal authority would seriously threaten Florida’s ecology and environment. Unfortunately, I was right to worry: the Florida legislature has now passed industry-backed legislation that has created a fast track for wetland destruction by allowing energy companies to review and accelerate environmental resource permit. This bill will be catastrophic for Florida’s environment if it becomes law, and it is imperative that we do everything, both state and federal, to prevent companies from endorsing their own plans to destroy our wetlands.

“As Republicans in the Florida Legislature focus more on profiting from the destruction of our precious environmental resources, your agency and the Biden administration can help by taking this step to protect our wetlands and reduce what has become a deeply corrupt payment system. game process in our state”, she continued.

Background: In December 2020, the EPA ceded its authority under the Clean Water Act’s Section 404 program for licensing in protected wetlands to the state of Florida, a move in the administration’s final months. Trump that has weakened protections for sensitive wetlands and has been widely criticized by the environment. groups and opponents in thousands of public comments. Commissioner Fried previously submitted testimony opposing the action and raising serious environmental concerns at EPA public hearings prior to the Trump administration’s decision.

The full text of the letter is available Fried+Letter+to+EPA+on+Wetlands+Permitting+5.11.22.pdf”>here[ application/pdf ] and lower.

May 11, 2022

The Honorable Michael S. Regan

Administrator, United States Environmental Protection Agency

1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C. 20460

Regan Administrator:

I am writing to you today to urgently call on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reverse the Trump administration’s decision to transfer licensing authority for Florida’s wetlands from the federal government. at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP).

As I have shared with you before, I strongly oppose this decision and continue to call for its immediate reversal. I have joined environmental groups and thousands of individuals in submitting public comments against the EPA’s transfer of its authority under the Clean Water Act Section 404 program for permitting in wetlands. protected areas to the State of Florida as envisioned in 2020. I have always warned that this ceding of federal authority would seriously threaten Florida’s ecology and environment. Unfortunately, I was right to worry: the Florida legislature has now passed industry-backed legislation that has created a fast track for wetland destruction by allowing energy companies to review and accelerate environmental resource permit. This bill will be catastrophic for Florida’s environment if it becomes law, and it is imperative that we do everything, both state and federal, to prevent companies from endorsing their own plans to destroy our wetlands.

Transferring oversight of these permits from the federal government to the state has already proven to be a disaster. There is a significant backlog in applications as the process has now moved “from a highly regulated application process that included federal oversight of endangered species to one run by a short-staffed, underfunded unit and untrained dealing with a record number of requests it cannot keep up with,” according to a report by the Orlando Sentinel. As I have warned before, it is clear that the FDEP is understaffed, under-resourced, under-trained , budget and staff to successfully run this critically important program Unfortunately, it seems they also lack the desire to actually protect the environment, despite the name of their agency.

Our wetlands already face serious risks from climate change and have suffered massive losses in recent decades, and we must take immediate action to protect these natural resources. As Republicans in the Florida Legislature focus more on profiting from the destruction of our precious environmental resources, your agency and the Biden administration can help by taking this step to protect our wetlands and reduce what has become a land. -to-play deeply corrupted. process in our state. I strongly urge you to reverse the mistaken and harmful decision of the Trump administration by restoring the EPA’s Clean Water Act Section 404 authority to permit protected wetlands in the state of Florida as soon as possible. before more environmental destruction occurs under FDEP watch.

On behalf of the people of Florida and our precious natural resources, thank you for your attention to this important matter.

Sincerely,

Nicholas Fried

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture

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2022 Ferrous Chloride Market Size Analysis by 2029 https://gnet.org/2022-ferrous-chloride-market-size-analysis-by-2029/ Tue, 10 May 2022 03:06:49 +0000 https://gnet.org/2022-ferrous-chloride-market-size-analysis-by-2029/ This study is one of the most detailed and accurate, focusing only on the global ferrous chloride market. It throws light on significant factors affecting the growth of the global ferrous chloride market on several fronts. Market players can use this report to gain a correct understanding of the competitive environment and the strategies adopted […]]]>

This study is one of the most detailed and accurate, focusing only on the global ferrous chloride market. It throws light on significant factors affecting the growth of the global ferrous chloride market on several fronts. Market players can use this report to gain a correct understanding of the competitive environment and the strategies adopted by leading players in the global Ferrous Chloride market. The author of the report categorizes the global ferrous chloride market by product, application and type of region. The segments studied in the report are analyzed based on market share, consumption, production, market attractiveness, and other important factors.

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Plastic Pollution and You: NY Sea Grant Program Teaches Ways to Reduce Impact | Oswego County https://gnet.org/plastic-pollution-and-you-ny-sea-grant-program-teaches-ways-to-reduce-impact-oswego-county/ Sun, 08 May 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://gnet.org/plastic-pollution-and-you-ny-sea-grant-program-teaches-ways-to-reduce-impact-oswego-county/ STONY BROOK — New York Sea Grant has released “Plastic Pollution and You,” a 126-page, 15-lesson curriculum focused on a human-caused threat to the health of New York’s freshwater marine and aquatic ecosystems. The program is designed to be suitable for multiple grade levels, meets New York State and Next Generation Learning Standards, and aligns […]]]>

STONY BROOK — New York Sea Grant has released “Plastic Pollution and You,” a 126-page, 15-lesson curriculum focused on a human-caused threat to the health of New York’s freshwater marine and aquatic ecosystems. The program is designed to be suitable for multiple grade levels, meets New York State and Next Generation Learning Standards, and aligns with the Department of Conservation’s New York Ocean Action Plan New York State Environmental (DEC) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Marine Debris (NOAA). Program initiatives in New York’s coastal regions (Great Lakes and New York’s Marine and Coastal District).

The program is co-authored by Kathleen Fallon, Ph.D., Coastal Process and Risk Specialist at New York Sea Grant, Stony Brook, New York, and Nate Drag, New York Sea Grant Great Lakes Literacy Specialist and Great Lakes Program Associate. Director at the University at Buffalo.

In addition to several teachers from across New York State, representatives from the DEC, NOAA Marine Debris Program, Michigan State University Extension, Maryland and New York Sea Grant programs, and Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker, participated in the program review.

“In Suffolk County, we have prioritized protecting the environment through actions such as banning single-use plastic bags, personal care products containing microbeads, and releasing helium balloons. While legislation is an important part of protecting the environment, we also need to focus on educating our future generations on what they can do to reduce the negative impact plastics are having on our fresh water. and our marine life. Having sponsored Suffolk County Resolution 450-2018 to create the Marine Debris Program, I would like to thank New York Sea Grant, Dr. Kathleen Fallon and Nate Drag for their work in creating this important initiative,” said lawmaker Anker.

“New York Sea Grant was delighted to bring its experience and expertise to this collaborative effort to develop a new and innovative program to educate and generate interest in reducing and preventing plastic pollution in marine environments. and freshwater of New York State – from our Atlantic Ocean coastline and Long Island Sound to the Hudson River estuary, the St. Lawrence and Niagara rivers, and the state’s two Great Lakes . The program will play an important role in inspiring the next generation of coastal stewards,” said New York Sea Grant Director Rebecca L. Shuford, Ph.D.

The Plastic Pollution and You lessons and activities invite students to think about what plastic is, how they use it, and the impact of plastic pollution on the environment. They learn about the different types of plastics, their impact on marine and freshwater ecosystems, as well as the recycling process and waste capture technology.

Skills developed during program lessons include data collection, mapping, mapping, position statement preparation and technology solution design, behavior change campaigns, public policy and action at the community level to solve the problem of plastic pollution.

Funding for the development of this program was provided by the New York State Environmental Protection Fund administered by DEC.

The New York Ocean Action Plan (OAP) aims to achieve a better managed and healthier ocean ecosystem that benefits people, communities and the natural world. The development of this curriculum supports OAP Goal 4 of raising awareness of ocean issues and threats to its ecological integrity. Raising awareness and educating key audiences helps increase communication, transparency and build support for ocean conservation and management.

New York Sea Grant is a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York, and one of 34 university programs working with coastal communities through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Learn more at www.nyseagrant.org.

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News: NATO continues to adapt to rapid environmental change, 05-May.-2022 https://gnet.org/news-nato-continues-to-adapt-to-rapid-environmental-change-05-may-2022/ Fri, 06 May 2022 10:13:38 +0000 https://gnet.org/news-nato-continues-to-adapt-to-rapid-environmental-change-05-may-2022/ The rapid environmental changes resulting from climate change have a direct impact on our common security and call for innovative technological solutions. NATO has launched a new project using Big Earth Datacube Analytics for transnational security and environmental protection. Today (5 May 2022) marked its kick-off, at an event organized at NATO Headquarters in Brussels […]]]>

The rapid environmental changes resulting from climate change have a direct impact on our common security and call for innovative technological solutions. NATO has launched a new project using Big Earth Datacube Analytics for transnational security and environmental protection. Today (5 May 2022) marked its kick-off, at an event organized at NATO Headquarters in Brussels by the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme, with the participation of project stakeholders and experts from Denmark, Germany, Israel and Switzerland.

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report released this year highlights that changes in extremes such as heat waves, heavy rainfall, droughts and cyclones tropical, are more and more frequent. Although NATO is not the first responder to every climate change challenge, the Alliance has a role to play in a comprehensive response to climate change. That is why, at the 2021 Brussels Summit, Allies endorsed an Action Plan on Climate Change and Security. In addition, climate change could feature in the next strategic concept to be adopted at the NATO summit in Madrid scheduled for the end of June. A major challenge for the future is to enable continuous monitoring of climate change and to put in place early warning capacities to ensure the safety and protection of our populations.

Cube4EnvSec is a new multi-year project supported by NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme, which will involve experts from Germany, Israel and Denmark. “With climate change and security being a growing priority for the Alliance, NATO’s SPS program is strengthening its engagement with Allies and partners on this common challenge,” said Dr. Deniz Beten, Senior Advisor for the Alliance. SPS cooperation and partnership. In line with the program’s decades of experience in solving environmental security challenges, Cube4EnvSec will demonstrate how data cubes can contribute agile Big Earth Data insights to observe natural and man-made threats of all kinds, combining ad hoc ground, space and airborne sources. and in real time, with particular emphasis on security aspects. According to Rene Heise of the Climate and Energy Security Section at NATO Headquarters “This new generation of high resolution imagery (1 to 10 cm) will bring greater quality and precision to procedures such as climate change analysis. for airfields in unstable ground (e.g. melting permafrost), flood simulations, port security in the event of sea level rise or landslide risk.

The application of this technology will be demonstrated in a number of cases, such as aviation storm warning and port protection. Attempting to integrate space weather event warnings will be particularly relevant for areas of the Far North. The project will demonstrate the benefit of spatio-temporal data cubes such as satellite, climate and high dynamic range meteorological/oceanographic (METOC) data offered in ready-to-use analysis. “Our goal is to show the benefits of huge federated space/time data cubes as a particular catalyst for better understanding our planet,” explained Dr. Peter Baumann, one of the co-leads of the project based at Jacobs University of Bremen, Germany.

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U.S. EPA and State of Florida Approve Second Pilot Project with Oxitec Friendly™ Mosquitoes in the Florida Keys https://gnet.org/u-s-epa-and-state-of-florida-approve-second-pilot-project-with-oxitec-friendly-mosquitoes-in-the-florida-keys/ Wed, 04 May 2022 15:00:00 +0000 https://gnet.org/u-s-epa-and-state-of-florida-approve-second-pilot-project-with-oxitec-friendly-mosquitoes-in-the-florida-keys/ Following federal approval in March 2022 by the US EPA, Oxitec has received approval from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, including reviews from the Florida Department of Health, Fish Conservation Commission and the Florida Wildlife and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to continue piloting its mosquito technology in the Florida Keys. […]]]>
  • Following federal approval in March 2022 by the US EPA, Oxitec has received approval from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, including reviews from the Florida Department of Health, Fish Conservation Commission and the Florida Wildlife and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to continue piloting its mosquito technology in the Florida Keys.
  • This project will continue Oxitec’s partnership with the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District following a successful pilot project in 2021.
  • Federal and state regulators have concluded that Friendly™ Mosquito Projects pose no risk to human health or the environment.

OXFORD, England, May 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Oxitec, the leading developer of biological pest control solutions, is proud to announce Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) approval, including notices from seven state of florida organizations to continue the pilot project for its safety Aedes aegypti water-based mosquito control technology added in the Florida Keys. The work will be done in partnership with the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District (FKMCD).

In March of this year, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved plans to continue the pilot project as an extension of the Experimental Use Permit (EUP) granted in 2020. Following the Federal EPA approval, Oxitec has submitted a license application to FDACS for state review, which has now been approved. The 2022 project should be launched the week of May 9.

In Florida, Oxitec works closely with its government partners, local residents and a wide range of stakeholders, all of whom help guide, shape and contribute to the projects. Data from this additional pilot project will contribute to Oxitec’s application to the EPA for commercial approval of this technology.

Oxitec’s safe, sustainable and targeted biological pest control technology does not harm beneficial insects like bees and butterflies, and is proven to control invasive and disease-transmitting insects. Aedes aegypti mosquito. the Aedes aegypti the mosquito has invaded the communities of Florida and other US states, increasing the risk of transmission of dengue, chikungunya, Zika, yellow fever and other diseases.

Gray Frandsen, CEO of Oxitec, said: “We are extremely grateful to work with the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District and the communities that have welcomed us to the Keys. We look forward to continuing our work with our world-class partners in Florida to provide accessible, effective and environmentally friendly solutions to control the growing threat of invasive disease-carrying mosquitoes.”

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Climate change: Biden, give the kids their day in court https://gnet.org/climate-change-biden-give-the-kids-their-day-in-court/ Mon, 02 May 2022 21:30:00 +0000 https://gnet.org/climate-change-biden-give-the-kids-their-day-in-court/ Many US statutes contain opening passages with “statements of congressional intent” – brief explanations of what Congress hoped a particular law would accomplish. They express the best intentions of Congress. Some codify moments of moral clarity that legislators want to preserve in laws. However, a notable absence today is moral clarity on global climate change. […]]]>

Many US statutes contain opening passages with “statements of congressional intent” – brief explanations of what Congress hoped a particular law would accomplish.

They express the best intentions of Congress. Some codify moments of moral clarity that legislators want to preserve in laws.

However, a notable absence today is moral clarity on global climate change. Even though the climate is deteriorating almost everywhere, Congress has never passed meaningful legislation to curb the root cause, fossil fuel pollution. The Clean Air Act allows the government to regulate several “criteria pollutants”, but the most harmful greenhouse gases are not among them.

The United States concluded an international climate treaty in 1992, but despite some promising moments and notable exceptions, Congress has acquiesced to an aggressive campaign by oil companies to persuade Americans that climate change isn’t real. or at least not as important as the world. say the scientists.

Congress has been clear on environmental protection more broadly, particularly in its landmark legislation, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1970. Its opening statement reads in part: ” it is the continuing policy of the federal government…to encourage and promote the general welfare, to create and maintain conditions in which man and nature can exist in productive harmony and meet social, economic needs and others of present and future generations of Americans.

Three things stand out: “Productive harmony” with nature is essential to our well-being, it is an ongoing responsibility of government and we must maintain it for future generations.

This raises two important questions: What exactly is the present generation’s obligation to the future? Is the federal government meeting this climate change obligation?

As I wrote a year ago in a different venue, “There are 6,653 words in America’s most important founding documents: the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence. The words children, future and generations are not included. The idea of ​​protecting unborn generations is implied only once, where the preamble to the Constitution indicates that the purpose of the document is to secure tranquility and promote the general welfare of “we- themselves and our posterity.

Jovan Kurbalija, Ph.D., an expert in international law, points out that the rights of future generations have moved from a philosophical and moral question to a political and legal one because no previous generation has been so threatened by existential crises. He suggests that intergenerational rights consist of three parts: physical survival, human dignity, and the ability to use our creative potentials – the inalienable right that the Declaration of Independence calls “the pursuit of happiness.”

President Theodore Roosevelt wrote that the right to natural resources (he was talking about wild game) extends to future generations “in the bosom of time”.

“Our duty to the whole, including the unborn generations, commands us to prevent a present unprincipled minority from wasting the inheritance of these unborn generations,” he wrote in 1916. Today, the sin of Waste extends to natural resources such as those needed for a habitable planet – healthy soils, oceans, air, water, etc.

Several states – Pennsylvania, Montana and Massachusetts, for example – have established the inalienable legal right of unborn generations to a healthy environment. Montana’s constitution states, “The state and every person shall maintain and improve a clean and healthy environment…for present and future generations.” He directs his legislature to protect “the environmental life support system from degradation.”

Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Washington and West Virginia create similar constitutional protections. A movement called “Green Amendments for Generations” is pushing for all states to establish similar rights in their constitutions.

On the federal front, a group of 21 children and young adults have been navigating their way through the federal court system for nearly seven years to establish that young Americans have a constitutional right to a future without catastrophic climate change. their trial, Juliana vs USA, spanned the Obama, Trump and Biden presidencies. More than 80 million Americans aged 19 and under, as well as countless future Americas, would benefit from such a right.

With the help of a brilliant, soft-spoken lawyer, Julia Olson, the Julianas doggedly engage in an asymmetrical war against a legal goliath, the United States Department of Justice. But like its predecessors, Biden’s Justice Department appears to be doing everything in its power to keep the lawsuit from going to court. On the one hand, the oil industry and others engaged in the long campaign of disinformation on global warming could be brought to the forefront where disinformation would be perjury.

The case has implications for current and future generations far beyond the United States. Last year, the United Nations Children’s Fund reported that half of the world’s 2.2 billion children live in countries extremely exposed to global warming. Psychologists say they see evidence in children of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, phobias, sleep disturbances, attachment disorders and substance abuse leading to problems with cognition, learning, behavior and academic achievement.

Currently, two excellent documentaries — “The Power of Big Oil” and “Youth v Gov” — show the history of the oil industry’s denial campaign and the Juliana trial, respectively. Both provide important context.

However, the Julianas deserve more than a documentary. They deserve their day in court, where they could bring the government and the oil industry to court. They also deserve a direct response from President Biden. He should let their lawsuit go to trial or explain why he won’t. With his climate plan stalled in Congress, you’d think he’d welcome even the slightest chance that the courts would come to the rescue.

William S. Becker is a former Central Regional Director for the U.S. Department of Energy who administered energy efficiency and renewable energy technology programs, and he also served as Special Assistant to the Department’s Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy renewable. Becker is also executive director of the Presidential Climate Action Project, a nonpartisan initiative founded in 2007 that works with national thought leaders to develop recommendations for the White House as well as House and Senate committees on climate policy. and energetic. The project is not affiliated with the White House.

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Head-to-Head Investigation: Cypress Environmental Partners (NYSE: CELP) vs. Nuvei (NASDAQ: NVEI) https://gnet.org/head-to-head-investigation-cypress-environmental-partners-nyse-celp-vs-nuvei-nasdaq-nvei/ Sun, 01 May 2022 05:24:49 +0000 https://gnet.org/head-to-head-investigation-cypress-environmental-partners-nyse-celp-vs-nuvei-nasdaq-nvei/ Nuvei (NASDAQ: NVEI – Get Rating) and Cypress Environmental Partners (NYSE: CELP – Get Rating) are both business services companies, but which is the best investment? We’ll compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability. Benefits and evaluation This table compares the gross […]]]>

Nuvei (NASDAQ: NVEI – Get Rating) and Cypress Environmental Partners (NYSE: CELP – Get Rating) are both business services companies, but which is the best investment? We’ll compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation of Nuvei and Cypress Environmental Partners.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Nuvei $724.53 million 11.04 $102.29 million N / A N / A
Cypress Environmental Partners $117.32 million 0.04 -$10.60 million ($1.19) -0.35

Nuvei has higher revenues and profits than Cypress Environmental Partners.

Institutional and insider ownership

4.1% of Nuvei shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 1.4% of shares in Cypress Environmental Partners are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers, and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Nuvei and Cypress Environmental Partners.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Nuvei N / A N / A N / A
Cypress Environmental Partners -8.91% N / A -8.87%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Nuvei and Cypress Environmental Partners, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Nuvei 0 1 ten 0 2.91
Cypress Environmental Partners 0 0 0 0 N / A

Nuvei currently has a consensus price target of $96.13, suggesting a potential upside of 71.93%. Given Nuvei’s possible higher upside, research analysts clearly believe that Nuvei is more favorable than Cypress Environmental Partners.

Summary

Nuvei beats Cypress Environmental Partners on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Nuvei (Get a rating)

Nuvei Corporation provides payment technology solutions to merchants and partners in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. It provides a suite of payment solutions to support the lifecycle of a transaction across mobile or in-app channels, online, unattended and in-store. The company sells and distributes its solutions through direct sales, indirect sales for small and medium enterprises and e-commerce resellers. Nuvei Corporation was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

About Cypress Environmental Partners (Get a rating)

Cypress Environmental Partners LogoCypress Environmental Partners, LP provides independent inspection, integrity and support services in North America. The Company operates in three segments: Inspection Services, Pipeline and Process Services (PPS) and Environmental Services. The Inspection Services segment offers inspection and integrity services on various infrastructure assets, including intermediate pipelines, gathering systems and distribution systems. This segment also provides various services, such as non-destructive examination, line inspection support, pig tracking, investigation, data collection and supervision of third-party contractors. The PPS segment offers services of hydrostatic testing, chemical cleaning, water transfer and recycling, pumping, pigging, rinsing, filling, dewatering, caliper execution, assistance with running in-line inspection, nitrogen purge and drying tools, as well as documentation and test records. retention service. The Environmental Services segment owns and operates 9 water treatment facilities with ten Environmental Protection Agency Class II injection wells in the Bakken Shale region of the Williston Basin in North Dakota. North. This segment offers the treatment, recovery, separation and disposal of waste by-products generated during the life cycle of an oil and natural gas well to protect the environment and drinking water. The company serves owners and operators of pipelines and other infrastructure, utilities or local distribution, pipeline construction, oil and natural gas exploration and production and trucking companies, as well as third-party residual oil buyers. Cypress Environmental Partners GP, LLC operates as the general partner of the company. The company was formerly known as Cypress Energy Partners, LP and changed its name to Cypress Environmental Partners, LP in March 2020. Cypress Environmental Partners, LP was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.



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UNDP and UNEP co-host policy dialogue on environmental protection https://gnet.org/undp-and-unep-co-host-policy-dialogue-on-environmental-protection/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 13:18:55 +0000 https://gnet.org/undp-and-unep-co-host-policy-dialogue-on-environmental-protection/ Jointly organized by the United Nations Development Program and the United Nations Environment Programme, a high-level political dialogue on environmental protection was held in Beijing on April 28, 2022. Key stakeholders three different generations of senior Chinese environmental officials participated both online and offline. This stakeholder meeting is one of many national consultations taking place […]]]>


Jointly organized by the United Nations Development Program and the United Nations Environment Programme, a high-level political dialogue on environmental protection was held in Beijing on April 28, 2022. Key stakeholders three different generations of senior Chinese environmental officials participated both online and offline.

This stakeholder meeting is one of many national consultations taking place around the world in preparation for the international meeting “Stockholm 50: A Healthy Planet for Prosperity for All – Our Responsibility, Our Opportunity” to be held in Stockholm, Sweden , June 2-3, 2022. The meeting will mark the 50th anniversary of the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment and the adoption of the Stockholm Declaration, the first document to bring to the fore the interconnections between development , poverty and the environment. of the international agenda.

Kanni Wignaraja, UN Under-Secretary-General and Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, pointed out that the 50 Stockholm consultations around the world, including this event, bring together opinion leaders, decision-makers and practitioners to influence, build a vision and move that vision forward together, with the money, policies and institutions needed.

Dechen Tsering, Director of UNEP’s Asia and Pacific Office, said this national consultation will inform and feed into the outcomes of the international meeting in Sweden. We hope to contribute to this by producing clear and concrete recommendations for action at all levels, including through enhanced cooperation, Dechen said.

Huang Runqiu, Chinese Minister of Ecology and Environment, stressed that it is the common responsibility of all countries to protect ecology and environment. Building on our previous achievements, let us unite to forge ahead towards a clean and beautiful world, and pass on azure skies, blue oceans, clear waters and green mountains to generations to come, said Huang.

Keynote speakers provided an overview of the future prospects for environmental protection in China and globally, and the need for multilateral action to halt the degradation of nature and maintain the goal of the Agreement of Paris to keep the global temperature increase to 1.5 C or less, relative to pre-industrial levels.

Qu Geping, former chairman of the Environmental Protection and Resource Conservation Committee of the National People’s Congress and the first administrator of the former Environmental Protection Agency in China, said that during protection of the human environment, China is moving from a passive recipient to a participant to a major player. The world and China are interdependent and interconnected.

Xie Zhenhua, China’s special envoy on climate, stressed the need to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment to revisit the spirit and intent of the conference, and adhere to and implement implement the consensus reached by the international community through concrete actions. and cooperation.

Siddharth Chatterjee, UN Resident Coordinator in China, said a 50-year anniversary represents a historic milestone for the UN-China partnership in environmental cooperation, and it is just the beginning.

Helena Sangeland, Sweden’s ambassador to China, said the 1972 conference and its ensuing outcomes were by no means a foregone conclusion, but ultimately helped push environmental concerns to the forefront of the international agenda. . Fifty years later, we face new global challenges, with even greater urgency, Helena said.

This policy dialogue also included a panel discussion exploring the link between climate, biodiversity and prosperity in the Chinese context, with a focus on ensuring a just and inclusive transition to a low-carbon economy. It concluded with a commemoration of China’s and Sweden’s efforts in environmental protection highlighted by the presentation of the book titled “Ocean Currents Still Protect Us”, co-authored by Qu Geping, Li Lailai and Mans Lonnroth, exploring the significance of the 1972 Stockholm Conference crisis.

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