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Using Broader Range of State Laws To Address Climate Change Is Cheaper, More Effective Than Energy Taxes and Emissions Trading Alone

December 4, 2000

The international negotiations held in The Hague on specific means to implement the Kyoto Protocol ended without agreement on November 25, in part because of U.S. concern over costs of complying...

As U.S. EPA Considers Hudson PCB Cleanup, Report Shows How To Enhance Citizen Involvement in Natural Resource Damage Assessment

November 29, 2000

New York State Governor George Pataki recently called for dredging the Hudson River to remove PCBs, a toxic chemical that can harm human health and the environment, and the U.S. Environmental...

Utility Sector Could Contribute One-Third of U.S. Kyoto Reduction Pledge at Little Cost Through Switch to Natural Gas

November 18, 2000

Much of the debate within the United States over U.S. commitments to reduce greenhouse emissions under the 1997 Kyoto Protocol concerns the costs to industry — and the American public. But a...

Halting the Decline of the Chesapeake Bay's Forests

September 29, 2000

Though forests are the primary land cover in the Chesapeake Bay states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, recent data show that many parts of the Chesapeake region have lost substantial...

Local Governments, Businesses, and Environmentalists on Maryland's Eastern Shore Call for a Regional Vision for Smart Growth

July 31, 2000

Just like their big-city counterparts, towns on the largely rural Eastern Shore of Chesapeake Bay are beginning to confront the adverse effects of sprawl development. At a recent roundtable held...