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EPA proposes rule clarifying Clean Water Act protections for streams and wetlands listen

03/25/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: EPA, Clean Water Act, rivers, water, streams, wetlands, regulations

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Tuesday the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule aimed at clarifying and strengthening the Clean Water Act.

The rule was published on the EPA website and says it would ‘enhance protection for the nation’s public health and aquatic resources … by increasing clarity as to the scope of “waters of the United States” protected under the Act.’

In an online video, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy says the new rule will help identify [streams and wetlands](http://environmentflorida....

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Janet Redman from SEEN talks about Rio+20 and the "green economy"

06/28/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Janet Redman, the co-director of the Sustainable Energy & Economy Network (SEEN) project at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), talks about the recent Rio+20 conference in Rio de Janeiro. She discussed aspects of the new green economy and her concerns of the "green-washing" of environmental solutions. She sees the agenda as being too corporately driven and with little hope of achieving sustainable development. She noted the recent Tropical Depression Debby and the damage to Florida in ...

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How effective are Washington lobbyists at dismantling environmental regulation? listen

06/27/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Washington lobbyists are affecting regulatory legislation “in a huge way.” That’s the take of Bob Deans, associate director of communications for NRDC Action Fund.

His new book is called Reckless. The Political Assault on the American Environment.

Yesterday we aired the first half of our interview with Deans. In this second half, Deans speaks about lobbyists and about the Republi...

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Environmentalist: tearing down regulations would hurt job growth listen

06/26/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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A new book by a staff member of the Natural Resources Defense Council calls out the current Congress for its anti-regulatory obsession. Bob Deans is associate director of communications for NRDC Action Fund. His new book is called Reckless. The Political Assault on the American Environment.

Later this week on the WMNF Drive-Time News, we’...

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Tampa activists demand cleaner air rules from the EPA listen

08/24/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Environmentalists rallied for clean air this morning in downtown Tampa. Their demand for less smog goes hand in hand with their call for reducing the rising rates of asthma in children.

About twenty protesters gathered around the base of a giant inflatable hand in Gaslight Park. The hand was holding an asthma inhaler, which for the activists represents the negative health effects of breathing in too much smog from fossil...

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Giving the Governor the power to end regulations and pushing for an end to the Cuba embargo

03/29/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today we’ll look at an effort by the Governor of Florida to concentrate more power in his office and the Cabinet by repealing hundreds of state agency rules ... and we’ll hear about a local movement that is pushing for open trade with Cuba.

But first some listener comments about yesterday’s call-in shows. One comment about the interview with Dan Savage about his project It Gets Better; and another about the Last Call ...

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Author Kevin Phillips on the financial crisis

04/09/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good afternoon,

Welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up the Wall Street bailout and the future of the U.S. economy. Author Kevin Phillips will join us in a few minutes to talk about his book, *Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism. But first, some listener comments about yesterday’s interview with Fox News Commentator and National Review publisher Rich Lowry.

Author Kevin Phillips was once an aide in the Nixon White Hou...

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