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Pollution Trading

Even Environmental Groups Can Greenwash

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 05.27.2013 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Allowing large factory farms and other industrial agricultural operations to sell pollution credits to other sources doesn't reduce the overall amounts of poisons polluting our air and invading our watersheds, including the Chesapeake Bay.

Fighting Pollution Trading to Preserve the Clean Water Act

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 12.05.2012 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Pollution trading violates the fundamental concept that the Clean Water Act is built upon, which is that pollution is illegal and industries don't have a right to poison our shared waterways.

We Can't Put a Price on Nature

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 09.23.2012 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

The so-called "green economy," which governments, business leaders, and some environmental organizations touted at last month's summit in Rio de Janeiro, is actually a greenwashed economy.

5/5/12 and 6/5/12: Climate Change and the Financialization of Nature

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 07.04.2012 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

There is an urgent need for communities around the world to send a message to their elected officials participating in Rio+20: We want a truly green economy, not a greenwashed economy.

Banking on the Bay

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 07.05.2012 | DC
Wenonah Hauter

Water pollution trading is creeping into the non-regulatory landscape across the country and in the Bay watershed. That's good news for those looking to profit off the losses of others, but bad news for anyone who cares about water quality,