Canadian solar companies sue Trump over tariffs

Read the full story in The Hill. A handful of Canadian companies that make solar panels are suing the Trump administration over the 30-percent tariffs the president imposed last month on their products. In their lawsuit, filed Wednesday in the United States Court of International Trade, the three companies say that since Canadian solar imports …

Absolut Bares It All in Humorous Transparency Campaign

Read the full story from Sustainable Brands. Absolut is leading the way for transparency with a new campaign that proves that it really is ‘the vodka with nothing to hide.’ The Åhus, Sweden-based distiller has created a short film that takes viewers on a revealing journey to discover Absolut Vodka’s CO2 neutral distillation process and sustainable ethos. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02e9klKUN0Y

Issuance of Guidance Memorandum, “Reclassification of Major Sources as Area Sources Under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act”

Read the full Federal Register Notice. On January 25, 2018, the EPA issued a guidance memorandum that addresses the question of when a major source subject to a maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standard under CAA section 112 may be reclassified as an area source, and thereby avoid being subject thereafter to major source MACT …

Talking Sustainability, Soup And Stout With Campbell’s Dave Stangis

Read the full story in Forbes. Dave Stangis has dedicated over three decades of his career to steering sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts at two iconic American companies, Intel and Campbell Soup Company. As Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and Chief Sustainability Officer at Campbell, Dave has built the company’s reputation for setting …

No More Dunkin’ those Donuts in Foam Cups, Come 2020

Read the full story in Environmental Leader. Dunkin’ Donuts plans to begin phasing out polystyrene foam cups beginning this spring, planning to have completely eliminated polystyrene cups from its global supply chain by 2020. While the majority of Dunkin’ Donuts’ international markets are currently using paper cups, the company will work to replace foam cups …

EPA’s Scott Pruitt asks whether global warming ‘necessarily is a bad thing’

Read the full story in the Washington Post. As head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt has repeatedly questioned the scientific consensus that rising levels of carbon dioxide from human-fueled activity are warming the planet. He’s now taking a different tack: Even if climate change is occurring, as the vast majority of scientists say …