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Clean Water Act Definition of "Waters of the United States". EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers, On June 5, 2007, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army issued guidance clarifying Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the consolidated cases Rapanos v. United States and Carabell v. United States. The agencies received 66,047 public comments on the Rapanos Guidance (65,765 form letters, 282 non-form letters), from States, environmental and conservation organizations, regulated entities, industry associations, and the general public. EPA and the Department of the Army jointly reviewed the comments and released a revised version of the guidance on December 2, 2008 in consideration of those comments and consistent with the agencies' experience implementing the guidance.
Kroger to power distribution center with spoiled food 05/21/2013
The chain's grocery stores no longer will send food waste to landfills; instead, biogas generated by the waste will help power a distribution center.
AT&T and EDF join forces to develop Water Score Card Guide 05/20/2013
The tool gives facilities a score for their water management efforts by shedding light on water use and prioritizing opportunities for conservation.
Why companies should care about the human right to water 05/20/2013
Water pricing, the business value of water and the human right to water are all issues that businesses face, especially in developing nations.
Plasticity Forum: Adidas and others find gold in plastic 05/16/2013
Faced with a tide of post-consumer plastic trash, organizations are thinking up innovative ways to profitably harness this potentially vast revenue stream.
Adidas Group scores big with sustainability venture capital fund 05/15/2013
Footwear company's greenENERGY Fund invests in a portfolio of efficiency projects that target a strict 20 percent annual return on capital.
Kaiser, Metro Health bet big on sustainability 05/10/2013
Sustainability is steadily becoming strategically integrated into all departments at hospitals and health care systems.
Has sustainability become a risky business? 05/07/2013
A new report shows corporate sustainability is moving from eco-efficiency to risk reduction and mitigation.
Becoming 'a verb,' Coca-Cola and lessons from Brainstorm Green 05/07/2013
At the Fortune Brainstorm Green conference last week, will.i.am advised the crowd to "be a verb," meaning sustainability should be about action.