Taking Action on Climate Change

REDUCING GHG AND CLIMATE CHANGE

What if Global Warming and Severe Climate Changes could be reduced and ultimately eliminated? What if soil erosion could be reversed and unusable agricultural land could be reclaimed? What if crop production could be increased 20% and germination of seeds accelerated. What if landfills were no longer needed for any organic waste? What if by increasing soil carbon we could emit 336 TRILLION fewer kg of carbon in the form ...more »

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Protecting America’s Waters

Composting Toilets for Large Public Buildings

Such as airports, sports arenas, etc. We could use so much less water if the EPA would encourage large public venues/buildings with high volume traffic to use composting toilets. If you're near Atlanta, you can come see what these are like at Sweetwater Creek State Park, whose Visitor Center has composting toilets and was the first LEED Platinum certified building in the Southeast.

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Improving Air Quality

Proposal: Measure air quality in known traffic bottleneck areas

What effect does traffic congestion have on the environment. Automogile emissions are measurable, I propose a study to measue the effects in known conjested highways (and highway intersections , find the peek rush hours, coordinate ariel photos to count motor vehicles passing through target areas, and lastly report and revisit. Make suggestions for improvement.

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Socal Green Taxi Program

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES First duty is to offer proper and suitable advice to each contracted client. For a CNG Conversion Kit as approved by the EPA & CARB. Promote sustainability programs and services to local & county based Taxi & Ground Transportation businesses as an advocate resource. Develop and coordinate the successful transition needs of each business and customer as they are introduced to all alternative fuel ...more »

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Expanding the Conversation on Environmentalism and Working for Environmental Justice

Changing The US Environmental Foreign Policy

Background/ History For much of United States history, Environmental Policy was unheard of. When Roosevelt was President in the 1930s, he put many New Deal Programs into place, one of which included conservation programs to help restore forests and rebuild places that had experienced economic and ecological collapse. However, it wasn’t until 1962, when Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was written, a book that explained the ...more »

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Building Strong State and Tribal Partnerships

Strengthening our Tribal Partnerships - what are your ideas?

I work at EPA as the Assistant Administrator for the Office of International and Tribal Affairs. Part of the mission of our office is to work directly with tribal governments to protect human health and the environment in Indian country. (Read more about our work with tribes here: www.epa.gov/tribal) With diminishing fiscal resources, it is even more important to strengthen our tribal partnerships to achieve our goals. ...more »

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Make Background Radiation & Radon Progeny Maps Available.

After Fukushima, we invested in some measuring gear, and have been surprised by what we see. As a layman, have taken a number of roadside readings over a significant swath in my travels in Colorado and Wyoming, and the observations suggest a couple widespread issues: 1) apparently elevated background radiation; 2) radioactive isotopes being deposited on surfaces by rainwater (and likely inhaled in moist rain air). The ...more »

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Taking Action on Climate Change

Reforestation and vegetation

Because deforestation has greately contributed to atmospheric warming, humanity needs to insist that everyone involved in timber removal is properly taxed, to insure that reforestation and revegetation efforts are taking place. Also, all solar projects need to receive the best tax incentives and funding possible, because converting solar energy into electricity helps to cool the planet by reducing the solar thermal contribution ...more »

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Protecting America’s Waters

Groundwater and the importance of clear writing

Do you feel it is important to have universal acceptance of scientific terms for consistency in written communications and writing? I believe it is vital that science writing be clear and consistent! As an example, "Groundwater" is defined simply as water located beneath the earth's surface in soil pore spaces and in the fractures of rock formations. The term "groundwater" has evolved and there is still an alternate ...more »

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Improving Air Quality

E15

Just read recommendation to allow E15 fuel to be sold. Yes you say it is for 2001 or later highway vehicles. Do you assume that retailers can afford the tanks and pumps to also carry fuel for older and Marine products? Is it cheaper or more expensive for refineries to blend several types of fuel rather than one? Whats happens when the public realizes that they get less fuel Mileage on E fuel? When we figure out how to ...more »

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Protecting America’s Waters

Pass the FRAC Act

I have a real issue with the lack of regulation regarding the extreme extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing. Why is this exempt from Clean Water, Clean Air & Safe Drinking Water Acts? Why is the BLM allowing the extraction of our national resources for export? Why is the EPA not inisisting Congress pass the FRAC Act? Will the EPA be commenting on the proposed rule changes regarding hydrualic fracturing? I ...more »

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Taking Action on Climate Change

raise awareness

Hello My name is Dean Carroll.I am a normal workimg 24 year old living in Australia. I care for the environment and worry about global warming.I believe people especially young people are not educated enough on these major issues facing humanity.I recently watched two very good documentaries called Surviving Progress and the 11th Hour.These programs are show on TV but not enough.Al Gore also has a good documentary ...more »

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