Polluter Pays

June 25th, 2009

Some people say we can’t move toward a green economy during an economic crisis, but after more than 40 years of leveling fines on end-of-the-pipe pollution, the evidence is all around us. The current environmental protection system doesn’t work and polluters have contributed to this economic crisis.

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May Day, is Anybody Listening?

May 1st, 2009

May 1st is International Worker’s Day….(and many times) workers aren’t considered ‘people.’ There is a maximum amount that people, meaning consumers, are allowed to be exposed to when it comes to toxics, but somehow that is different for workers – yup, as if their bodies somehow respond differently because they are working there….Workers are the first to be exposed.

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The Solar and electronic industries are close cousins. Will solar industry adopt the same toxic ways?

October 30th, 2008

At the recent International Solar Power Conference held in San Diego, I tapped a guy on the shoulder and asked him if he was news reporter Robert Mullins, who I’ve met on a few occasions and who recently penned a piece covering the environmental issues of solar manufacturing (http://earth2tech.com/?s=cigs). “I am if it involves money,” …

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