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U.S. Bill on Toxic “Forever Chemicals” Could Help Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A bill to tackle contamination from so-called “forever chemicals” known as Perfluorinated and Polyfluorinated Substances (PFAS) is moving through Congress. PFAS is used in a range of consumer products and is linked to a variety of health problems. The chemical essentially does not degrade, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most […] The post U.S. Bill on Toxic “Forever Chemicals” Could Help Maryland appeared first on The Southern Maryland Chronicle.
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Environmental groups praise state's lawsuit against Fontana

Environmental groups are applauding a lawsuit filed by California Attorney General Rob Bonta against the City of Fontana for its approval of a warehouse development in southern Fontana. And in fact, the Sierra Club has announced that it has filed its own lawsuit against the city, hoping to prevent the...
Advocacythoughtco.com

What Are Interest Groups? Definition and Examples

Interest groups are groups of people, whether loosely or formally organized, that work to encourage or prevent changes in public policy without trying to be elected themselves. Sometimes also called “special interest groups” or “advocacy groups,” interest groups typically work to affect public policy in ways that benefit themselves or their causes.
Dearborn, MIDetroit News

18 seek seats on Dearborn City Council in Aug. 3 primary

Dearborn — A long list of City Council hopefuls are challenging a handful of incumbents in the Aug. 3 primary in a bid to shake up the city's leadership. There are 14 new faces vying for seven seats on the panel, which is majority Arab American. The 18-candidate race includes...
PoliticsWilliamson Daily News

Minnesota Joins the Ranks of Clean Cars States

According to the Clean Air Act, the federal government sets baseline air pollution emissions standards in the United States. Therefore, auto manufacturers must ensure that their vehicles meet or exceed these standards to be legal to sell in the U.S. Individual states can choose to exceed the federal standards if...
Obituarieseasternshorepost.com

Athena Anemogiannis

A gentle soul and free spirit, Ms. Athena Evangellia Anemogiannis, 30, died Tuesday, July 20, at her home in Atlanta. Athena was born Feb. 1, 1991, in Atlanta. Her affinity for nature and experiential learning was very much nurtured at Academe of the Oaks, the high school from which she graduated in 2009.
Economypriceofbusiness.com

Catalysts to Corporate Contributions: How Philanthropy Can Improve Business

Philanthropic responsibility is now associated with modern corporate behavior. Giving back is no longer a goodwill gesture of companies – it is expected. Once they start giving, some corporations are criticized for not giving more and there is a push and pull between the natural functioning of business as a profitable enterprise and the pressure to give more.
Alton, ILtheintelligencer.com

Sierra Club stays true to its mission

ALTON — Zoom meetings and virtual events may have replaced most of the in-person gatherings over the past 16-plus months of the pandemic, but otherwise, the Sierra Club remains as committed as ever in its mission to explore, enjoy and protect the planet. The Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club...
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Some Highlights From the Red Road to DC

Today in Washington, DC, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is scheduled to take some time from her many responsibilities to receive a unique piece of art that has spent the past two weeks traveling across the United States. It’s a traditionally carved totem pole, some 25 feet long, weighing nearly 5,000 pounds, and rendered from a 400-year-old cedar tree that once grew near the shores of the Salish Sea in the Pacific Northwest. The pole is the work of Douglas and Jewell James, a pair of sixty-something brothers who are members of the Lummi Nation. Their organization, the House of Tears Carvers, has a nearly 20-year history of using artistry to bring cultures together and to spur activism, protect lands and waters, and defend the sovereignty of Native American nations.
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