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Energy Efficient Foam Coalition: ‘Get the Facts about California AB 127’

California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed into law AB 127, which requires a review of flammability standards for all building insulation materials used in the state. Unfortunately, some people...

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What’s missing from Nick Kristof’s latest column?

What is most striking about Nick Kristof’s latest column about endocrine disruption is what’s missing from it. Granted, one has to know the science and regulatory considerations well enough...

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Safe, affordable drinking water: the California debate over hexavalent chromium

A debate is taking place in California over a proposed maximum contaminant level (MCL) for hexavalent chromium in drinking water. The proposed MCL from the California Department of Public...

In Europe, hurrahs and hand-wringing over America’s shale gas advantage

Abundant, affordable, American supplies of natural gas from shale have transformed the nation’s economic landscape, driving investment, producing jobs, creating a manufacturing renaissance and increasing household incomes by $1,200...

Newly adopted energy efficiency standards will improve new homes

Energy-efficient construction reduces the total cost of homeownership by lowering monthly energy bills — a benefit not to be taken lightly, since energy bills are the second-largest monthly expense...