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EPA nominee focuses on greenhouse gas emissions

McCarthy is considered data-driven and pragmatic
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President Obama’s selection of Gina McCarthy to become the next EPA Administrator is being hailed as a positive move by both environmentalists and some in the business community, who say McCarthy is adept at holding dialogues with competing interests.


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Manufacturers oppose greenhouse gas fees

NAM predicts job losses, higher prices
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A proposed “carbon tax” would have a “devastating” impact on manufacturing and jobs, according to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), responding to climate-change legislation introduced recently in the Senate.


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Climate change legislation introduced in Senate

Carbon polluters would pay fees, frackers disclose chemicals
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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.


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Fracking foes oppose likely Secretary of Energy pick

Dr. Ernest Moniz has close ties to oil and gas industry
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President Obama’s rumored pick for Secretary Energy is drawing loud “boos” from a coalition of anti-fracking groups, who say the appointment of Dr. Ernest Moniz would be “a major step backwards” in addressing the problems caused by climate change.


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Cold not the only winter hazard faced by workers

OSHA gives tips for avoiding carbon monoxide poisoning
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A worker in a New England warehouse was recently found unconscious and seizing. Several of his co-workers also became sick. The culprit? Carbon monoxide poisoning. All of the windows and doors were closed to conserve heat, there was no exhaust ventilation in the facility, and very high levels of carbon monoxide were measured at the site.


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Top Products of the Week

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Here are the top EHS-related products of the week as featured on ISHN.com:


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Report: Climate change may occur even faster than previously thought

“The science is unequivocal that humans are the cause of global warming”
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A new report commissioned by the World Bank shows that carbon dioxide emissions continue to rise at alarming rates, and that adapting to a 4 degrees Celcius increase may not be possible -- or enough.


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GASCO Announces 'Bump It,' designed For bump testing or checking single gas monitors

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Pocket-sized disposable 6" mini-gas cylinder designed for "Bump Testing" or quick checking of portable gas monitors, gas sensors or fixed gas detection equipment.


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U.S. co2 emissions fall dramatically due to decrease in coal use

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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).


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Coalition: Carbon pollution standard has a million+ supporters

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A coalition backed a million comments from Americans is urging President Obama to support new standards to curb industrial carbon pollution from power plants.


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