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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Good Jobs First
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources
Upon the creation of the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and the Toxic Substances Control Act, Congress granted the EPA primary responsibility for meeting anti-pollution goals, but allowed the EPA to delegate enforcement authority to state agencies. However, some state enforcement...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level State
State(s) New York
Source New York Law Journal
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
New laws were signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2013 regarding notice requirements in the Brownfield Cleanup Program, Bottle Bill enforcement, mercury thermostats, oversized lobsters, shark fins, and Eurasian boars, among other things. On the regulatory front, the state promulgated...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Transportation & Mobility
This brief presents the benefits of a Clean Trucks Program (CTP) for the San Pedro Bay port area. High-volume port trucking in this region creates costly externalities, and drivers often receive substandard pay and benefits. The brief argues that CTP would return nearly $4.2 billion...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source Borough of West Homestead
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources
This ordinance establishes a bill of rights which protects the rights of communities and citizens' rights to clean and accessible water sources, a sustainable energy future, and self-government. It also bans commercial natural gas extraction and restricts the legal authority of corporations...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town, County, National, Other Boards and Agencies, State
State(s) All States
Source Global Water Partnership
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources
This handbook outlines how regional governments can establish basin management systems, finance infrastructure development and operations, involve stakeholders, develop long-term planning strategies, and organize collaborative data and monitoring systems. It examines how local governments...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Urban Habitat
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Transportation & Mobility
An increasing body of evidence shows that private Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft are either shifting transit riders into cars or inducing new car trips which ultimately increases greenhouse gas emissions in the Bay Area. To combat this, the Bay Area...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source The City of New York
Policy Areas Energy, Environment & Natural Resources
This ordinance amends the existing New York administrative code to permit the use of innovative approaches and techniques for energy conservation. It additionally presents new standards for alternative materials and construction methods, construction documents, and inspection procedures....

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source San Francisco County Board of Supervisors
Policy Areas Energy, Environment & Natural Resources, Food, Health, Public Safety, Public Spaces
The production and management of single-use food and beverage ware have significant environmental impacts, including but not limited to contamination; consumption of energy, water, and nonrenewable fossil fuels; and emissions of greenhouse gasses. In order to address this, this ordinance...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Indiana
Source Posey County
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Energy, Environment & Natural Resources
This ordinance outlines application and permitting regulations for renewable energy infrastructure projects. It requires applicants for wind or solar projects to submit plans construction, transportation, drainage, and safety, and to report on the project's noise level, visual attributes,...

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