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Termination of the Suspension of Certain Offshore Permitting and Drilling Activities on the Outer Continental Shelf

Categories: Energy,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources

http://www.doi.gov/news/pressreleases/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&PageID=64767

Announces the end of the suspension of deepwater drilling activities on the outer continental shelf and the setting of certain conditions that operators must meet before drilling can resume.  From the Secretary of the Interior.

Report Regarding the Current Suspension of Certain Offshore Permitting and Drilling Activities on the Outer Continental Shelf

Categories: Energy,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources

http://www.doi.gov/news/pressreleases/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&PageID=64703

Summarizes the results of the investigation into whether the suspension of deep water drilling should be continued or lifted., and what additional precautions or technologies would be required to improve the safety of oil and gas exploration/production operations on the outer continental shelf.   From the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement.

Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Consumer Info/Protection,Energy,Environment

http://www.ftc.gov/os/fedreg/2010/october/101006greenguidesfrn.pdf

Proposes revisions to the Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims that businesses use to meet federal standards for marketing products with “green” attributes.  Some of the proposals strengthen existing guidance while others propose new guidance regarding renewable materials, renewable energy, and carbon offsets claims.  From the Federal Trade Commission

Sustaining America’s Urban Trees and Forests

Categories: Environment,Natural Resources,Urban Issues

http://www.fs.fed.us/openspace/fote/reports/nrs-62_sustaining_americas_urban.pdf

Provides an overview of the current status of and benefits from America’s urban forests.  Also compares differences in urban forest canopy cover among regions, and discusses challenges facing urban forests and the management of these resources.  From the Forest Service