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Sept. 10, 2009: The MXI Environmental Services ethanol plant in Abingdon plans to expand operations. DEQ's new air permit if approved would allow huge increases in emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC). BREDL Factsheet: MXI's Ethanol Plant Pollution August 2009: Are Biosolids safe for our farmlands and food? BREDL Biosolids Factsheet August 2009: BREDL Biomass Factsheet July 2009: Since 1987 Plant Vogtle has generated electric power. Today, two nuclear reactors operate at the site on banks of the Savannah River in Burke County, Georgia. Now Southern Company wants to add two more nuclear reactors. But the two ...
The Commerce Clause expressly grants Congress the power to regulate commerce "among the several states." The idea behind the Dormant Commerce Clause is that this grant of power implies a negative converse — a restriction prohibiting a state from passing legislation that improperly burdens or discriminates against interstate commerce. The restriction is self-executing and applies even in the absence of a conflicting federal statute. The premise of the doctrine is that the U.S. Constitution reserves for the United States Congress at least some degree of exclusive power "to regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and ...
Environmental Federal Register, Vol. 75, No. 124, June 29, 2010
    1. AIR - FR/CFR Correction. EPA. Control of Emissions From New and In-Use Nonroad Compression-Ignition Engines     2. AIR - FR/CFR Correction. EPA. Engine-Testing Procedures     3. TOXICS - FR/CFR Correction. EPA. Health and Safety Data Reporting     4. AIR - ICR. EPA. Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Automobile Refinish Coatings (Renewal)     5. AIR - ND. EPA. Notice of Data Availability ... market research, surveys and trends
High court refuses to review L.A.'s petition in Kern County ...
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review a Los Angeles petition that claimed a voter-approved ban on dumping processed human waste in Kern County violated federal interstate commerce laws. The Supreme Court declined review Tuesday without comment, letting stand a previous 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision that the operations were not protected by federal interstate commerce laws because they involved transfers of a commodity – bio-solids -- from one portion of the state to another. Now the case will return to U.S. District Judge Gary Feess in Los Angeles, and he must decide whether to retain ... market research, surveys and trends


Interstate Waste Commerce
cancer risks as small as one in a billion, an extremely low risk level.5. 5. Jennifer Chilton and Kenneth ... sidering the 25 percent rate nationwide.6 ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Is it Really NIMBYism? The Socio-Politics of Landfills in ...
Each year, Appalachian Ohio landfills import millions of tons of waste, a practice that ... In 2008, 84 percent of Ohio's solid waste imports from out-of- .... landfills involved in interstate waste commerce are particularly contentious ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Joni Balter / Seattle Times editorial columnist McGinn's tunnel vision shouldn ...
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn is throwing everything he has at the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement project — in a clear attempt to stall or kill the tunnel. There comes a time for the mayor to give it up and that time is now. By Joni Balter Seattle Times editorial columnist Every few days, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn hatches a new scheme to delay efforts to replace the aging Alaskan Way Viaduct with a tunnel. If McGinn keeps at it, he could become a one-man cost overrun. Indeed, if McGinn were a cartoon — oops, careful — he would be a cutout shadow figure draped across the front of a huge tunnel boring machine trying ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee Reviewed Universal Service ...
WASHINGTON, June 25, 2010 –Universal Service reform is one of the key components of the National Broadband Plan and a principal which many in the telecommunications industry believe needs to happen before the current system collapses. On Thursday, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation held hearings to determine the state of the Universal Service Fund and to hear testimony to determine what should be done to reform it. While the hearing was titled “Universal Service: Transforming the High-Cost Fund for the Broadband Era” many of the Republican Senators spent a majority of their questions on reclassification ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


INTERSTATE WASTE COMMERCE. For more than two decades, various states and ..... tutional; see “Interstate Waste Commerce Superfund” in The Environmental ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Should States and Communities Be Allowed to Regulate - .: United ...
In 1988, when I was traveling near Scranton, Pa., I noticed a large waste truck on the side of the road emitting a terrible odor. The overpowering smell physically jolted me. Upon examination, I found that the truck wasn't from Pennsylvania. In fact, the trash and garbage inside the truck were not from Pennsylvania either. They were being imported into the state for disposal, and there wasn't much that Pennsylvanians could do about it. I have met with county officials, environmental groups, business leaders, and many other Pennsylvanians to discuss the solid waste issue specifically, and it is often raised by ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Commerce Clause Limitations on State Regulation
The issue: What limitations does the Commerce Clause place on the ability of states to enforce economic regulations? The Commerce Clause is a grant of power to Congress, not an express limitation on the power of the states to regulate the economy.  At least four possible interpretations of the Commerce Clause have been proposed.  First, it has been suggested that the Clause gives Congress the exclusive power to regulate commerce.  Under this interpretation, states are divested of all power to regulate interstate commerce.  Second, it has been suggested that the Clause gives Congress and the ...
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Small Business Owners Comment on Internet Sales Tax
An Internet Sales Tax will happen. I am not saying I am happy about it, but it is inevitable. Hundreds of Millions if not Billions of dollars are being lost to the states. They must get this money back. What I want to see as a small business person is a single clearing house to send the money to along with a UNIFORM and single tax rate for all states. I can easily create a spreadsheet in Excel that shows total quarterly sales in each state and the pro-rata share each state gets. Trying to adapt a shopping cart to charge a different rate for each state may be too expensive and TOO costly to maintain as tax rates ...
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