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Basic Services, Civil Service, Public Utilities, Waste Management

California Governor Signs First Wave of Plastic Pollution Reduction Bills

September 21, 2018

Via: Waste360

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed three key bills and made his boldest statement to date on the public health and environmental threat posed by plastic pollution and waste. In addition, Brown also signed RNG (renewable natural gas) Coalition-sponsored bill AB […]


Basic Services, Civil Service, Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Massachusetts governor puts rival utility in charge of Columbia Gas disaster response

September 17, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

The Columbia Gas incident highlights the delicate balancing act of running a natural gas system while underscoring the inherent risks of the explosive fuel. State fire officials told media outlets Friday they will not know the exact cause of the […]


Basic Services, Civil Service, Public Utilities, Waste Management

How the Texas Supreme Court Nixed an Anti-litter Ordinance

September 11, 2018

Via: Waste360

Filling a judicial seat these days, particularly on the Supreme Court, precipitates ominous forecasts about the transformation of American life for a generation or more. How is it that a single appointment has become so consequential? One reason is that […]


Basic Services, Civil Service, Public Utilities, Waste Management

California Nearly Triples Daily Penalty for Improper Hazardous Waste Disposal

June 25, 2018

Via: Waste360

A California law recently raised the maximum daily penalty for improper hazardous waste disposal from $25,000 to $70,000. The civil penalty, passed last fall, can be levied “for each separate violation or, for continuing violations, for each day that violation […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

8 states challenge EPA science rule that could overhaul clean air standards

May 8, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

EPA bases pollution regulations on expected impacts on human health, so changes to its scientific review process have the potential to impact nearly every action it takes in the power sector. In a hearing last month, Pruitt said the proposed […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

New Jersey Legislature Backs Nuclear Subsidies

April 13, 2018

Via: PowerMag

New Jersey’s Assembly and Senate in separate actions on April 12 passed bills to ensure continued operation of PSEG’s Salem and Hope Creek nuclear power plants. Lawmakers also passed bills to modify the state’s renewable portfolio standards and for support […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

For utilities, the new corporate tax cuts are a double-edged sword

February 1, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

The effects of the new lower corporate tax rate – 21% versus 35% previously – signed into law by President Donald Trump just before Christmas are proving to be a double edge sword for utilities. In a new analysis, The […]


Basic Services, Civil Service, Public Utilities, Waste Management

Houston City Council Again Delays Recycling Deal

January 4, 2018

Via: Waste360

In Houston, the New Year has started off much like the last ended: with continued contention over a proposed 20-year, $37-million recycling contract. In the latest delay, City Councilman Mike Knox pushed a vote on the deal out at least […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

After tax overhaul, utility regulators are pushing for lower customer rates

January 2, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

The investor-owned electric utility sector supported the Republican-led tax overhaul last month, declaring it a “win” for consumers and for investment in the sector. But with new tax rates kicking in at the beginning of the year, states are letting […]


Basic Services, Civil Service, Public Utilities, Waste Management

EPA to Negotiate a Plan for San Jacinto Waste Pits Cleanup

December 6, 2017

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working to negotiate a plan for the $115 million project to clean up the San Jacinto Waste Pits in Texas, which could take over a year to finalize. The pits became a federal […]