Public Sector
Gov. Wolf plans to have Pennsylvania join a regional effort to cut carbon emissions   
October 06, 2019
Source: WHYY - Tom Wolf announced Thursday plans to join a regional effort to cut carbon emissions from power plants. The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) requires polluters to pay for their emissions. Since 2009, the initiative has...
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Wolf Commits Pa. to Carbon Emissions Reductions in Step With Regional Coalition   
October 06, 2019
Source: Law - That budget would bring Pennsylvania into line with nine states in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which includes New York, Delaware and Maryland. Wolf also directed the DEP to join the RGGI coalition. States in the RGGI,...
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USDA meat inspectors say their heavy workload puts food safety at risk   
October 05, 2019
Source: Omaha.com - the co-worker asked. Arriaga, a consumer safety inspector in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, had been put in charge of food safety at six corporate slaughterhouses around Omaha. When...
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One of America’s Top Coal States Is Joining a Carbon Market   
October 05, 2019
Source: YAHOO! - The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative was established in 2009 to help put a price on carbon emissions in the U.S. Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. The program requires power-plant operators to buy ...
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Are agencies like Energy funding quantum technology wisely'   
October 05, 2019
Source: FedScoop - The National Quantum Initiative Act of 2018 allocated $1.2 billion to three areas: research at the National Science Foundation, standardization at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and critical infrastructure...
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New automated NIST lab improves accuracy and shortens LED lamp calibration time   
October 05, 2019
Source: laserfocusworld.com - In June, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST; Gaithersburg, MD) began offering a faster, more accurate and less labor-intensive calibration service for assessing the brightness of LED lamps and other...
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PA Gov. wants to join interstate compact to reduce carbon output: The Flyover   
October 05, 2019
Source: Cleveland.com - Here in my carbon: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, signed an executive order directing his administration to draft regulations to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, PennLive’s Charles Thompson reports. The...
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4 New Cases of Illness Related to Vaping Reported in Maine, CDC says   
October 04, 2019
Source: NECN - The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says there are four more cases of lung illness related to e-cigarette products The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says there are four more cases of lung illness...
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FDA admits that no, soy protein probably won’t help you fight heart disease   
October 04, 2019
Source: Well+Good - Dr. Susan Mayne, director of the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition “Our review of that evidence has led us to conclude that the relationship between soy protein and heart disease does not meet the...
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Some Republicans object after Gov. Wolf signals intent to join Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative   
October 04, 2019
Source: WFMZ-TV - Pennsylvania is now part of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. This builds on Governor Wolf's Climate Action Plan. The goal is to give energy companies a financial incentive to cut carbon emissions. However, state...
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