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U.S. Conference Of Mayors President Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter Commends Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson


U.S. Conference of Mayors President Philadelphia Michael Nutter issued the following statement about the resignation of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson:

"On behalf of the nation's mayors, I commend EPA Administrator Jackson's service to the cities of America and their residents. She has been a strong and tireless advocate for improving the environment. In particular, I appreciate how closely she has worked with U.S. cities to promote cleaner water through the increased use of green infrastructure and comprehensive planning that will improve our lakes, rivers, and waterways. I look forward to continuing to work closely with the Obama Administration and the new EPA Administrator to improve air quality, support upgrades to water supply systems, use innovative sustainability best practices and support sound science-based environmental strategies to improve the quality of life in our nation's cities."


EPA, LG Electronics USA Collaborate On Broad Environmental Sustainability Initiatives

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and LG Electronics USA (LG) have entered into an agreement to collaborate on a number of environmentally beneficial goals.

Under the agreement signed by EPA and LG (a 2012 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year), the company has pledged to participate in a broad array of EPA environmental stewardship programs with technical assistance and support from the EPA. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the EPA and LG, states that the company will pursue a series of initiatives, including:


President Obama’s Ocean Legacy Continues to Grow as NOAA Proposes Expanding Marine Protected Areas off California

On December 20, 2012, the Obama Administration’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and several members of Congress announced a process to more than double the size of two national marine sanctuaries--Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank--off the coast of north-central California. Senator Barbara Boxer, D (CA) and retiring Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey, D (CA-6), who have worked for years to preserve this stretch of California’s between Bodega Bay and Pt. Arena, joined with the Obama Administration in making the announcement.


Can Obama Kill King Coal? Heck, No! Says Elliott Gue in Energy & Income Advisor

Gue contends new EPA regulations and low natural gas prices will not stymie long-term global coal demand, plus China's new president's energy agenda may well trump anything Obama's regulators can cook up

Here in the US, reports of the death of King Coal by regulation may well be premature. Certainly, the Obama White House and the EPA anti-coal evangelists are hoisting new regulations that are aimed at reducing domestic coal usage. But, many utilities are burning natural gas as a base load fuel instead of coal simply because natural gas is now dirt-cheap in the US.


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