Environmental Legislation

Value of eco crimes soars by 26% with devastating impacts on natural world

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http://www.theguardian.com - Arthur Neslen
Indians take pictures of contaminated water at the Vijyaipura landfill near Bangalore. According to reports tonnes of solid and electronic e-waste are dumped there every day. Photograph: Jagadeesg Nv/EPA
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Environmental crime is now the world’s fourth biggest crime and is a growing threat to security and natural resources, say UN and Interpol.

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Michael Russell

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Michael Russell

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Rochelle Becker

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Rochelle Becker

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Executive Director - Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility

Rochelle Becker has been active on nuclear safety issues in California for 35 years. She co-founded the Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility in 2005 to focus on her experience working with elected representatives and oversight agencies - both state and federal.  Rochelle has testified before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, California Energy Commission, Regional Water Quality Control Board, as well as the state legislature and Congress. ... Read more about Rochelle Becker

Simon Mayeski

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Simon Mayeski

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Solana Energy Consultant Volunteer - SanDiego350

Simon Mayeski is a founding member of SanDiego 350. He has focused on the  Regional Plan for the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), paying particular attention to SANDAG’s responsibility to fight global climate change in California. He has also helped organize SanDiego350′s rallies and marches and currently serves on the group’s Public Policy committee, and serves as the organization’s treasurer. He also serves as campaign treasurer for a number of San Diego area political candidates. ... Read more about Simon Mayeski

Scott Peters

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Scott Peters

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Member of Congress (CA-52)

Congressman Scott Peters serves California’s 52nd Congressional District, which includes the cities of Coronado, Poway and most of northern San Diego. First elected in 2012, he currently serves on the House committees on Armed Services & on the Science, Space, & Technology Committee. ... Read more about Scott Peters

Reno Harnish

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Reno Harnish

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Director, Center for Environment and National Security - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Reno works for a better environment.  In 2009 he founded and is currently the Director of the Center for Environment and National Security at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.  He has organized and led two symposia mixing scientists with Washington policy makers and does grant work for the EPA, USAID and World Bank.  He served in the Department of State in Washington as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans, Environment, Science and Health. ... Read more about Reno Harnish

Susan Tinsky

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Susan Riggs Tinsky

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Director - San Diego Housing Federation

Susan Riggs Tinsky is the Executive Director of the San Diego Housing Federation. In this capacity, her primary goal is been to promote the creation of safe, stable, and healthy housing that is affordable to lower income families and people in need. Prior to joining the Federation, she worked as an attorney with law firm Best, Best & Krieger, LLP, where her specialization was affordable housing and redevelopment law. Additionally, she worked for the San Diego Housing Commission from 2001-2004. ... Read more about Susan Tinsky

Nicole Capretz

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Nicole Capretz

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Director of Policy - District Two, City Council

As the Director of Policy for the District Two office, Nicole has over 15 years of professional experience representing public interests in the environmental arena, both in nonprofit and government agencies. She was most recently Director of Environmental Policy for Interim Mayor Todd Gloria in the City of San Diego where she developed the City of San Diego's Climate Action Plan in 2013. Previously, Nicole was the Director of the Green Energy Green Jobs campaign at Environmental Health Coalition (EHC), and before that she was a Senior Policy Advisor for Council member Donna Frye. ... Read more about Nicole Capretz

Obama administration announces $4 billion US clean energy fund

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Ed King
Loan guarantees aim to boost flagging renewables sectors, under pressure from cheaper fossil fuels
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The US government has made $4 billion in clean energy funding available, in support of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.

The loan guarantees are for US renewable energy and energy efficiency projects that cut, store or reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. ... Read more about Obama administration announces $4 billion US clean energy fund

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Nowhere To Hide From Global Forest Watch

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SustainableBusiness.com News
Indonesia
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There's nowhere to hide now that Global Forest Watch has launched - citizens around the world now have all the information they need to monitor the state of the world's forests. 

Global Forest Watch combines the latest satellite technology, open data and social media crowdsourcing to produce "near-real time, reliable, and actionable data" about what's happening to forests worldwide. ... Read more about Nowhere To Hide From Global Forest Watch

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