GOOD

The EPA Won't Regulate Greenhouse Gases Until 2011

It was welcome news when the EPA, about a year ago, announced that it would start regulating greenhouse gases. Now we know when the new...


It was welcome news when the EPA, about a year ago, announced that it would start regulating greenhouse gases. Now we know when the new regulations will take effect: 2011. It's a bummer that we have to wait, but, as Treehugger explains, there are advantages:
It could be beneficial in a number of ways: it helps strengthen the EPA's case that it allowed plenty of time for business to prepare for the incoming regulations, which may prove useful when the EPA is inevitably sued by polluting companies. It also gives businesses that are earnestly attempting to curb their greenhouse gas emissions an additional 9 months to do so effectively.
Car companies, one of the likely first targets for regulation based on the greenhouse gases of their fleets, are big operations and it makes sense to give them some time to adjust. More on this at Treehugger.
Articles

A two-minute television ad from New Zealand is a gut punch to dog lovers who smoke cigarettes. "Quit for Your Pets" focuses on how second-hand smoke doesn't just affect other humans, but our pets as well.

According to Quitline New Zealand, "when you smoke around your pets, they're twice as likely to get cancer."

Keep Reading
Health
via Bossip / Twitter

Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders took aim at former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg onstage at Wednesday's Las Vegas Democratic debate, likening the billionaire businessman to President Donald Trump and questioning his ability to turn out voters.

Sanders began by calling out Bloomberg for his stewardship of New York's stop and frisk policy that targeted young black men.

Keep Reading
Politics
via United for Respect / Twitter

Walmart workers issued a "wake up call" to Alice Walton, an heir to the retailer's $500 billion fortune, in New York on Tuesday by marching to Walton's penthouse and demanding her company pay its 1.5 million workers a living wage and give them reliable, stable work schedules.

The protest was partially a response to the company's so-called "Great Workplace" restructuring initiative which Walmart began testing last year and plans to roll out in at least 1,100 of its 5,300 U.S. stores by the end of 2020.

Keep Reading
Communities