Pruitts proposals not only open the door for polluters
to determine the extent, timing, and quality of monitoring and clean up of their noxious coal ash, but also curtail local residents ability to hold them accountable.
Until 2007, Houston contracted with the TCEQ to monitor polluters
with city limits.
Attending planning & zoning or city council meetings is a first line of defense against letting polluters
The new legal document confronts difficulties in investigating environmental pollution cases and in convicting polluters
Mr Hamilton added it was wrong of the Crown to describe the company as the worst polluter
Australia will allow polluters
to use European carbon allowances, called EUAs, from mid-2015 to meet a portion of their carbon liabilities, meaning Australian firms can now buy EUAs and bank them for future use.
The scheme allows emissions trading from 2015, when polluters
and investors will be able to buy overseas carbon offsets, or ultimately trade with schemes in Europe, New Zealand and possibly those planned in South Korea and China.
However, until the big polluters
China, the United States, India and South America, change their policies to reduce their demand for fossil fuels, our efforts will have little effect, if any, on future generations.
Iran is surprisingly the 10th worst polluter
although it is the 17th largest country by population.
The study, compiled on the basis of data for 2009 including carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, shows Germany and Poland as the biggest industrial polluters
in the EU, followed by Britain, France, Italy, Romania and Spain.
These common sense rules target the biggest polluters
and require them to finally meet modern pollution standards.
The government had proposed annual limits on the amount of carbon that major polluters
can emit and supported a system whereby companies could exceed their limits if they agreed to buy carbon trading permits.