Public Sector
Michael Bloomberg Got Rich With the Help of Some Criminal Bankers   
February 28, 2020
Source: Jacobin - A latecomer to the boom in subprime mortgage bundling in the early 2000s, Merrill under O’Neal plowed forth recklessly. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission created by the US...
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Some lawmakers say greenhouse gas agreement will cost Pennsylvania jobs   
February 28, 2020
Source: The Meadville Tribune - State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, a Republican from Butler, said that moving to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative will cost jobs by motivating power companies to shutter Pennsylvania power plants and invest in neighboring states,...
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Campioning Sustainable Agriculture in the Caribbean region of Colombia   
February 28, 2020
Source: FAO - In order to address the issues in the region, a new approach was required. In 2016, Colombia’s Government and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) selected FAO to implement the BioCaribe Connectivity Strategy...
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Virginia moves toward joining cap-and-trade program   
February 28, 2020
Source: Washington Post - RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia lawmakers have given final approval to a measure that will make the state a full participant in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a multistate carbon cap-and-trade program. The House and...
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E. coli, Salmonella Infections Prompt Jimmy John’s to Pull Sprouts from Its Restaurants   
February 28, 2020
Source: Healthline - Weissinger, a program division director of the FDA’s Office of ... fresh produce,” including sprouts and cucumbers that caused several foodborne illness outbreaks dating as far back as 2012. The infecting culprits...
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Nonprofit Can't Exit DOJ's Cap-And-Trade Suit Against Calif.   
February 28, 2020
Source: Law360 - Law360 (February 27, 2020, 4:48 PM EST) -- State officials and an international nonprofit can’t escape the Trump administration's lawsuit seeking to dismantle a cap-and-trade deal between the Golden State and the Canadian...
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Senate passes bill to regulate advertising on raw milk sales in Kansas   
February 28, 2020
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal - In response to public health concerns raised by the Kansas Department of Agriculture, the Republican-led Senate voted ... would have required those selling raw milk to post signage declaring the product could contain bacteria...
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PA can transform America’s energy landscape – again | Opinion   
February 28, 2020
Source: Penn Live - Known as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI, the non-profit cooperative consists of 10 states across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic working to cap and reduce CO2 emissions in their power sectors. As the...
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Reddit Can't Quarantine Coronavirus Misinformation   
February 28, 2020
Source: VICE - Information about the novel coronavirus and Covid-19, the disease it causes, comes from a kaleidoscope of sources: the World Health Organization runs a landing page that answers basic questions, President Trump has given a...
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Wash your hands, not your poultry   
February 28, 2020
Source: Food Safety News - Foodborne illness is a serious threat to the nation’s public health and many people put themselves at risk for illness by not adequately washing their hands, or by washing their poultry. Many people continue to wash their ...
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