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New E2 Poll: Majority of Virginia's Small Business Owners Support Carbon Pollution Limits, Addressing Climate Change

Business owners give state leaders, Gov. McAuliffe low ratings for making Va. competitive in growing clean energy economy, protecting environment

As world leaders meet this week to address climate change and 400,000 people march in the streets in New York City, a new survey shows that Virginia's small business owners support state action to cut carbon pollution and believe that doing so will help Virginia's economy.

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Green America: Apple Takes First Steps to Protect Workers from Toxins

Apple responds to over 23,000 comments from concerned consumers.  More needs to be done to protect workers.

 

Green America announced that it is pleased with Apple’s August 13 announcement that it is taking first steps to protect the workers who make their products from dangerous chemical exposures. Apple announced that it is banning the use of benzene and n-hexane in the final assembly of its products. 

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34 Groups Call on Obama to Seek Magwood Resignation, IG Investigation Also Urged

Groups Also Seek Inspector General Investigation of Magwood’s Violations of Ethics Laws, Conflicts of Interest Related to Seeking and Landing Job Promoting Nuclear Energy; 2 New Letters Follow June 18th Call for Embattled Magwood to Step Down Voluntarily

Nearly three dozen leading national and local groups – including Friends of the Earth, Physicians for Social Responsibility, the Sierra Club Nuclear Free Campaign, and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy – are asking President Barack Obama to request the resignation of controversial U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Commissioner William D. Magwood for federal ethics violations and conflicts of interest tied to Magwood’s campaigning for and being named to an international job promoting the interests of the nuclear power industry. The 34 groups also sent a separate letter to the NRC Office of Inspector General (OIG) urging an investigation of Magwood that could lead to a referral to the U.S. Department of Justice for prosecution.

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Atlanta Beltline Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs awarded one of 66 “Our Town” Projects Selected Nationwide for Project on the Atlanta BeltLine

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced plans to award 66 Our Town grants totaling $5.073 million and reaching 38 states in the Our Town program's fourth year of funding. The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs will receive $100,000 to advance design on the Atlanta BeltLine Reynoldstown Stage. The project to be designed with Our Town funding will combine a permanent stage structure, a landscaped exhibit space, and an elevated park connection with some of the best views in the city.

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