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Landfill Operators Aiming for 100-year Sites

October 16, 2018

Via: Waste360

Some landfill operators are aiming to keep their facilities going for 100 years—or longer—and they have ideas for how to do it. But there are caveats to planning that far into the future. Among them are the inevitable, such as […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

California decision means higher costs for community choice programs

October 15, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

After more than a year spent collecting testimony, California regulators say they have made a decision that ensures customers of IOUs are not left holding the bag when community choice groups defect. But proponents of the movement, which aims to […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

NYC Organics Program Put on Hold

October 8, 2018

Via: Waste360

Expansion of New York City’s organics collection program has been put on hold because not enough people are participating in it. Five years ago, Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced a pilot program in the hopes of collecting hundreds of thousands […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Con Ed plans renewable gas, LNG storage facilities among pipeline constraints

October 5, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

This is not the first time Con Edison has addressed the tightening supply-demand balance in the area. Over the summer, New York regulators approved a $5 million gas demand response pilot aimed at cutting peak demand over the next three […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

New York Gas Plant Comes Online Despite Opposition

October 2, 2018

Via: PowerMag

The Valley Energy Center in Orange County, New York, entered commercial operation on October 1 despite complaints from local officials and area residents about noise from the plant, among other concerns. Community members spoke out against the plant at public […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Medicare Eases Readmission Penalties Against Safety-Net Hospitals

September 26, 2018

Via: Kaiser Health News

On orders from Congress, Medicare is easing up on its annual readmission penalties on hundreds of hospitals serving the most low-income residents, records released last week show. Since 2012, Medicare has punished hospitals for having too many patients end up […]


Electric Utility, Infrastructure, Public Utilities, Public Works

Saving Time, Money and the Environment With Smart Planning for Power Lines

July 24, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

As the U.S. renewable energy market continues growing and our energy system shifts to cleaner sources, the way clean power is transmitted to our communities must follow the same responsible siting as the energy projects themselves. Wilderness-quality lands, important wildlife […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Survey: This County has 486 Illegal Dump Sites

July 23, 2018

Via: Waste360

A new survey conducted by Allegheny CleanWays reports that Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County has 486 illegal dump sites. According to the survey, some of the dumps contain 350 tons of trash, including more than 10,000 tires. Most of the sites, however, […]


Basic Services, Emergency Services, Health & Insurance, Social Services

Hospitals Scramble To Find Alternatives To Medications As Drug Shortages Persist

July 2, 2018

Via: Kaiser Health News

Hospitals and ER departments nationwide are coming up short when they need drugs such as morphine. “So many substances are short, and we’re dancing every shift,” said Dr. James Augustine, a doctor in Cincinnati.” In other public health news: palliative […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

As Medicaid Costs Soar, States Try A New Approach

June 15, 2018

Via: Kaiser Health News

MINNEAPOLIS — Sandy Dowland has been to the emergency room 10 times in the past year and was hospitalized during four of those visits. She has had a toe amputated and suffers from uncontrolled diabetes, high blood pressure, major depression, […]