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Entries by J. Mijin Cha from 08/2012

Private Profit, Public Risk

| Posted 08.02.2012 | Green

Strong regulations and proper enforcement can prevent disasters from happening. The cost of regulatory compliance should be born by the companies engaging in these activities and not by the public.

34 Years Later, Did We Learn Anything From Love Canal?

| Posted 08.08.2012 | Green

Sadly, even though there are more chemicals around now, the protections that were put in place after the Love Canal tragedy are slowly being eroded.

The Role of Money in Politics: Extreme Energy Edition

| Posted 08.30.2012 | Green

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngKeystone XL's job creation number and the idea that fracking creates great, local jobs are myths. But not only does money talk, it makes policy. In 2011, the oil and gas lobby spent nearly $150 million on lobbying.