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29 Oct 2010, 7:47 pm by admin
With Election Day quickly approaching, employers should know whether their state’s law requires them to provide time off from work for voting. Thirty-one states mandate such time off. Of the six New England states, Massachusetts is the only one that has a voting time off law and it only applies to certain industries. Indeed, Massachusetts’ voting time off law requires employers in a manufacturing, mechanical or mercantile establishment to grant time off for voting during the first two hours… [read post]
2 Feb 2012, 7:21 pm by David Doniger
David Doniger, Policy Director, Climate and Clean Air Program, Washington, D.C. The Washington Post reported last December that “enviros, clean-coal advocates make strange bedfellows.”  It seems that my organization, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and a coal and utility lobby group called the American Council for Clean Coal Electricity inhabit the third and fourth floors, respectively, of a shiny office building in downtown Washington.  Awkward. So today, on another… [read post]
1 Jun 2011, 9:22 am by Brendan Kevenides
A 25 year old Chicagoan sustained a left elbow fracture and a concussion after being struck by a motorist as she rode her bicycle near 149 West Division Street on April 26th.  The bicyclist was taken from the scene via ambulance to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.  She had been wearing a helmet, which may have saved her from sustaining a far worse head injury.  She remains in treatment for her elbow fracture.  Our law firm is aggressively pursuing a claim against the at fault motorist on the… [read post]
8 Sep 2011, 10:38 am by Brendan Kevenides
A female bicyclist injured on April 26, 2011 when a motorist crashed into her as she rode along West Division Street, just east of Wells Street, will receive the full amount of available insurance as compensation for her injuries.  Our firm represented the cyclist in her claim against the driver and his insurer.  The bicyclist was riding along the right side of the roadway, her boyfriend on his bike a few feet ahead of her, just after 5:00 when a 2002 Suzuki Aerio suddenly merged into her from her… [read post]
28 Sep 2011, 6:33 am
When it came out, the Mini Cooper was a remake of the classic shape from days gone by, updated with new dash instruments and toys. Well, hold on to your hub caps. Here comes a new one and it's not your father's Mini either. The company is coming out with new shapes and updates and the most dramatic is the juiced up new coupe. A 2 seater 2012 Mini Cooper that can go 149 mph flat out (fasten that seat belt really tight) with a new aero design that cuts down wind friction, a "bucket" roof design that… [read post]
31 Jan 2014, 8:15 am by Amanda Eaken
Amanda Eaken, Deputy Director, Sustainable Communities, San Francisco An external review of CalTrans released by the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) yesterday found that the department has fallen far behind the times in its priorities, particularly in light of the environmental challenges that the transportation system needs to address. Citing efficient land use and more transportation choices as the new “order of the day”, CalSTA Secretary Brian Kelly… [read post]
24 Jan 2014, 12:47 pm by Lisa Suatoni
Lisa Suatoni, Senior Scientist, New York Chad Coffin, president of the Maine Clammers Association, worries about Maine’s mudflats. That’s because in some areas these low-lying coastal wetlands have become acidic enough to kill young clams before they reach maturity. “Ocean acidification is a deep concern,” says Coffin, as it threatens the livelihoods of the region’s shellfish growers. Driven by fossil fuel emissions, ocean acidification is changing… [read post]
9 Dec 2011, 12:13 pm by David Doniger
David Doniger, Policy Director, Climate and Clean Air Program, Washington, D.C. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington issued its decision today in cases challenging EPA's September 2010 Clean Air Act standards for dangerous pollution from more than 100 cement plants across the nation. The Court largely rejected industry challenges to the public health protection standards for mercury, soot, and other dangerous pollutants coming from these cement plants.  These important health… [read post]
11 Mar 2014, 6:15 pm by Josh Mogerman
Josh Mogerman, Deputy Director, National Media, Chicago Expect to hear plenty of national security squawking around a hearing to be held tomorrow by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to examine whether Keystone XL is in the nation’s best interest. General James Jones will be one of the witnesses headlining the hearing. His role as a former US National Security Advisor and Marine Corps Commandant will give him a loud megaphone to discuss issues of national security, though,… [read post]
8 Apr 2014, 9:51 am by Robert Friedman
Robert Friedman, Youth Engagement Coordinator, New York City People often ask me what I think is the single most important thing they could be doing to solve the climate crisis. Yes, exercising your right to vote is really important, as is living sustainably. But on an issue as seemingly amorphous and complicated as climate change, I would personally contend the single biggest thing an individual could do to help solve this mounting crisis (besides supporting limits on carbon… [read post]
22 Nov 2013, 10:22 am by Robert Friedman
Robert Friedman, Youth Engagement Coordinator, New York City Several weeks ago, the EPA held public listening sessions on how the Clean Air Act can be applied to reduce carbon pollution from power plants. It was an opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to stand up and demonstrate support for the EPA’s right to regulate this dangerous climate change pollutant. With the help of our allies and youth networks across the country, we helped bring dozens of college, high… [read post]
25 Nov 2011, 1:01 am by David Doniger
David Doniger, Policy Director, Climate and Clean Air Program, Washington, D.C. I just posted a report on the latest meeting of the parties to the Montreal Protocol, in Bali Indonesia.  Let me add a personal reflection, as this is the Thanksgiving holiday weekend back home in America.  Bali is a beautiful place, but on the whole I’d rather be sharing turkey leftovers with my family right now.  Wherever you are, it is worth taking a moment to give thanks for the world’s most… [read post]
18 Aug 2010, 6:14 pm by admin
Buried within the text of an economic development bill Governor Patrick signed into law on August 5 was a provision that amended the Massachusetts Personnel Records Statute, Mass. Gen. L. c. 149, sec. 52C. The legislation, entitled An Act Relative to Economic Development Reorganization, was designed to promote job growth, yet a provision tucked within it, appearing toward the end of the bill, changes the Personnel Records Statute in a critical way. The new amendment to the statute imposes an… [read post]
3 Dec 2013, 10:09 am by Elly Pepper
Elly Pepper, Legislative Advocate, Washington, DC Carbon dioxide concentrations reached 400ppm this year, following a record-low Arctic sea-ice extent in 2012. At the same time, demand for polar bear parts has continued to skyrocket with the maximum hide price almost doubling from $12,514 to $22,000 since just last year. So the International Forum on Conservation of Polar Bears and Jubilee Meeting of the 1973 Agreement on the Conservation of Polar Bears – which will take place… [read post]
19 Feb 2014, 2:00 am by Keith Paul Bishop
Covenants not to compete have been in legislative disfavor in California since 1872.  This animus is currently codified at Section 16600 of the Business and Professions Code which provides that with certain statutory exceptions ”every contract by which anyone is restrained from engaging in a lawful profession, trade, or business of any kind is to that extent void”.  Thus, I was very surprised yesterday to read an opinion by Justice Maria P. Rivera that seemed to… [read post]
1 Oct 2013, 7:45 am by Robert Friedman
Robert Friedman, Youth Engagement Coordinator, New York City Environmental issues like climate change, biodiversity loss and superbugs can feel pretty daunting. So daunting at times that we are paralyzed into inaction and solutions just seem like a far way off.  Enter the Project Green Challenge, an annual environmental action competition hosted by our friends at Teens Turning Green. Today marks the beginning of the Challenge, a “global call to action for high school and… [read post]
5 Nov 2013, 3:44 pm by John Romano
John Romano, Global Fellow, International Program, New York City A recent gathering at Yale of more than 180 people from 30 countries heard from top leaders and experts - including UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner, Professor Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University's Earth Institute and UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres - on the need for new global structures and approaches to drive action on climate change and the broader challenge of sustainable… [read post]
7 Jan 2014, 1:04 pm by Eric Goldstein
Eric Goldstein, Director of NRDC's New York City Environment, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a boatload of new initiatives to make New York better prepared for future storms that are certain to hit the region’s shores in the wake of our changing climate. In a presentation at the State Capitol, in which he was joined by Vice President Joe Biden, Governor Cuomo outlined new programs that his Administration intends to advance in order to safeguard airports, roads, bridges,… [read post]
6 Feb 2014, 10:56 am by Robert Friedman
Robert Friedman, Youth Engagement Coordinator, New York City Big scary question: What’s your vision for the future of the planet? I think about mine a lot. I come at my work from many different angles, but my primary focus and interest is on building a future that looks like a lot like an ecosystem. In a healthy ecosystem, plants, animals, fungi and other organisms work together and rely on each other for survival regardless of their species or preferred communication… [read post]
6 Mar 2014, 11:48 am by Robert Friedman
Robert Friedman, Youth Engagement Coordinator, New York City Please forgive my snarkiness in advance. In the battle for climate justice, there are some that are standing in the way of my generation’s right to a livable future. Earlier today, the House of Representatives passed the Whitfield-Manchin “Polluter Protection Act,” which seeks to cripple the Clean Air Act. Not to worry, it would never become law, but this is what we’re going up against as we work to… [read post]