EPA Journal

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The Office, 1994 - Environmental policy
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Page 1 - Agency is charged by Congress with protecting the Nation's land, air, and water resources. Under a mandate of national environmental laws, the Agency strives to formulate and implement actions leading to a compatible balance between human activities and the ability of natural systems to support and nurture life. To meet this mandate, EPA's research program is providing data and technical...
Page 37 - Such a balanced strategy should be able to anticipate and avoid severe local and regional economic dislocations and stimulate adjustment assistance and job retraining. As we stated at the outset, economic and environmental wellbeing are mutually reinforcing goals that must be pursued simultaneously if either is to be achieved. Economic growth cannot be sustained if it continues to undermine the healthy functioning of the Earth's natural systems or to exhaust natural resources. By the same token,...
Page 44 - Grada estimates that on the eve of the famine, the lumper and one other variety, the cup, accounted for most of the potato crop. For about 3 million people, potatoes were the only significant source of food, rarely supplemented by anything else. It was this reliance on one crop-and especially one variety of one crop-that made the Irish vulnerable to famine. As we now know, genetic variation helps protect against the decimation of an entire crop by pests, disease, or climate conditions. Nothing shows...
Page 8 - Attaining sustainable development is one of the greatest challenges facing our country and the global community - a challenge that can only be met by developing and deploying technologies that will protect the environment while sustaining economic growth.
Page 8 - The focus of this initiative will be long-term research and pollution prevention by EPA, other federal agencies, and the private sector. The goal is to develop more advanced environmental systems and treatment techniques that can yield environmental benefits and increase exports of "green
Page 9 - ... environmental policy framework can take many forms (see Appendix l). For example, many environmental standards that are currently in place tend to "lock in" the use of existing technologies because they are based on reference technologies that were already well-demonstrated when the standards were promulgated. Even where companies are legally permitted to use alternative methods to meet a standard, they are usually unwilling to risk noncompliance by implementing a relatively unknown or unproven...
Page 8 - ... for US companies, and in more jobs for American workers. Innovations in environmental technology can be the bridge that carries us from the threat of greater health crises and ecological destruction toward the promise of greater economic prosperity and social well-being. Innovation by innovation, we can build a world transformed by human ingenuity and creativity — a world in which economic activity and the natural 'environment support and sustain one another. This is the vision that Jackson,...
Page 44 - Other people ate the food intended for rent, and the landlords quickly evicted them. By the next planting season, many farmers had no land to plant on, nor tools to plant with. Those who did often had nothing to plant. There were few potatoes, and no money with which to buy seed. The Irish planted over two million acres of potatoes in 1845, according to 6 Grada, but by 1847 potatoes accounted for only 300,000 acres. Many farmers who could turned to other crops. The potato slowly recovered, but the...
Page 5 - ... wastewaterrecycling equipment at the treatment plant. The company has already spent $12 million on upgrading the plant. Ore-Ida Foods is headquartered in Boise, Idaho; it is a wholly owned subsidiary of HJ Heinz Corporation. Applicator Convicted of Spraying Cereal Oats with Unapproved Pesticide An Edina, Minnesota, businessman, Y. George Roggy, has been found guilty by a US district court jury in St. Paul of knowingly spraying an unapproved pesticide on almost 19 million bushels of oats used...
Page 30 - Strengthen the working relationship between the private and public sectors. • Improve capabilities for anticipating and avoiding environmental problems.

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