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In Battle Over Fracked Propane Gas Exports, David Beats Goliath

In Battle Over Fracked Propane Gas Exports, David Beats Goliath
It was the classic David and Goliath battle: On one side, school children and “Raging Grannies.” On the other, the $6 billion Pembina Pipeline Corporation, the largest pipeline company in the Canadian tar sands, and a plan to build the...Read More

Portland Safe from LPG Export Terminal, For Now

Portland Safe from LPG Export Terminal, For Now
In a stunning reversal, Portland’s Mayor Charlie Hales withdrew his support for the proposed Pembina LPG export terminal and pulled a final vote on the proposal off the City Council’s agenda for early June with no plans to reschedule. The...Read More

Hawaii’s FARM Center Showcases Innovative Model of Agro-Forest Restoration

Hawaii’s FARM Center Showcases Innovative Model of Agro-Forest Restoration
Center for Sustainable Economy (CSE) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Hawaii-based Forest Agriculture Research Management Center (FARM) to propagate an innovative model of forest restoration designed to manage watersheds as successional agro-forests. FARM Center's mission is...Read More

Baltimore’s Stormwater Management Plan Will Generate Significant Social and Economic Returns

Baltimore’s Stormwater Management Plan Will Generate Significant Social and Economic Returns
In December 2014 the City of Baltimore released an ambitious management plan for reducing stormwater pollution from nearly 24,000 acres of pavement within City limits. Nitrogen, phosphorous, and sediments contained in this stormwater are responsible for recurring hypoxic “dead zones”...Read More

Plum Creek's Illegal Logging Certified as Sustainable

Plum Creek's Illegal Logging Certified as Sustainable
In many states it's three strikes and you’re out. Harsh penalties for repeat offenders. But in Oregon, you can be cited eleven times in six years for violating laws meant to protect soil and water from clearcuts, slapped with trivial...Read More

The Economic Benefits of Baltimore’s Climate Action Plan

The Economic Benefits of Baltimore’s Climate Action Plan
All too often we hear how climate action will put a drag on economic growth. But in a new analysis of Baltimore’s Climate Action Plan (CAP), Center for Sustainable Economy demonstrates just how wrong that assumption really is. Once fully...Read More

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