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Senators Barbara Boxer (D-California) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) have introduced in the Senate comprehensive climate change-related legislation that includes two measures: a Climate Protection Act which would impose fees on major greenhouse gas emitters and a Sustainable Energy Act that would end subsidies to fossil fuel companies.
Texas Governor Rick Perry’s recent assertion that his state’s high on-the-job fatality rate is due to the dangerous nature of the energy industry is being contradicted by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (COSH).
Direct excerpts from President Obama’s State of the Union speech given Tuesday evening before Congress: “...over the last four years, our emissions of the dangerous carbon pollution that threatens our planet have actually fallen. “But for the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change. "
Climate change was the subject of a surprising amount of President Barack Obama’s remarks in his 20- minute Inaugural Address given at 11:55 am EST, January 21, 2013, on the steps of the United States Capitol. According to press reports, the President devoted more words to climate change than any other single issue in his address.
OSHA has cited ATW Automation Inc. for nine safety violations after a worker sustained blunt force trauma injuries at the company's machine manufacturing facility in Dayton, Ohio. The worker was caught and pinned by a conveyor that had lowered during a "power down" process, and he died from his injuries a few days later.
Marglen Industries Inc. in Rome, Ga. has been cited by OSHA for one willful and one serious safety violation after a worker had four fingers amputated while servicing a dust collector's airlock system at the company's facility in Rome.
As an emerging, rapidly developing industry, wind energy has some unique occupational hazards as well as some that are not so unique, like working at height.
A partnership between the Sierra Club and Bloomberg Philanthropies attempting to retire a third of the 500 coal-fired power plants in the U.S. by 2020 says it is well on its way.
Since 2006, the U.S. has seen the largest reduction in carbon dioxide emissions of any country or region, according to a recent report from the International Energy Agency (IEA).
The EPA has released a list of 15 ways people can save money, cut energy costs and continue to protect the health of their families while still enjoying the summer.