Category Archives: ENVIRONMENT

WHEN POLITICS KILL THE ENVIRONMENT

The opportunity to lower the global carbon footprint off the coast of Massachusetts was dealt a blow with the death of the Cape Wind Project. Unrelenting political pressure from powerful families plus a current anti-environmental administration in Washington have resulted … Continue reading

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Fla. Dem. Delegation to State: Don’t Pollute Our Waters and Endanger Florida Lives, Ecosystems

Democratic Members of the Florida Congressional Delegation are calling on Florida’s Environmental Regulation Commission (ERC) to reject a harmful proposal that would threaten Florida’s ecosystems and compromise Floridians’ health and livelihoods. The delegation also urges Governor Rick Scott to fill … Continue reading

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RATIFY THE BASEL CONVENTION

The Democratic Voter Project (DVP), a federal political action committee has issued the following policy statement: The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal, has not been ratified by the U.S. even though … Continue reading

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DESTRUCTION OF TROPICAL RAIN FOREST

The Democratic Voter Project (DVP) a think tank and advocacy group, has issued the following policy statement: The American Doctrine International Education Foundation (ADI) a non-profit Public Policy Think tank focused on domestic and international issues, has issued the following … Continue reading

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CORPORATE AVERAGE FUEL ECONOMY STANDARDS

The Democratic Voter Project (DVP) a think tank and advocacy group, has issued the following policy statement: C.A.F.E standards are currently at a paltry 38 mpg. This is only 10.5 mpg above the original standard of 27.5 enacted in 1975. … Continue reading

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DESIGNATE A PORTION OF ANWR PART OF THE NATIONAL WILDERNESS PRESERVATION SYSTEM

In order to protect and preserve the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, also known as ANWR, changes must be made to the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966. These changes include a designation that a portion of ANWR is … Continue reading

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BANNING OZONE DEPLETING CHEMICALS

The Democratic Voter Project (DVP) a think tank and advocacy group, has issued the following policy statement: In 1987 the Montreal Protocol began the movement to ban ozone-depleting CFC’s (chlorofluorocarbons). This plan is being carried out in the United States … Continue reading

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