The Green Front prides itself on bringing you the latest and most impactful environmental stories and trends, often breaking news. Such is the case in this edition as we get immediate commentary on two important developments.
First, President Obama’s surprise announcement that he is lifting the moratorium on offshore oil drilling.
We’ll get reaction from two experts, David Friedman, with The Union of Concerned Scientists and from Richard Charter, Marine Policy Director with Defenders of Wildlife.
In our second half we’ll meet the Executive Director of The Product Policy Institute. Bill Sheehan will discuss some exciting news on the producer responsibility front from the state of Maine.
While Congress takes its time to consider critically important
legislation on climate change and energy issues, communities around the
U.S. are trying to fill the leadership gap.
This show highlights two
inspiring examples of what's being done to fill the void and be part of
Our first guest, Garrit Voggesser, is the senior manager
at The National Wildlife Federation's Tribal Lands Conservation program.
He'll discuss a new report just out on the tremendous opportunities for
Native American communities to be part of our country's energy
If addressing climate change is the
mission of upcoming generations then the young people behind Energy
Action Coalition are getting a jump start on the mother of all
We'll meet Ethan Nuss, Co-Field Director for EAC and
learn about the strategies, successes and stresses of green-minded
Next, you'll hear from one of the world's leading experts
on seed saving and what motivates Bill McDorman to wander the world in
search of best practices in an ancient ritual that he's devoted his life
to protecting and proliferating for the benefit of all. LISTEN
One of the leading climate change
policy experts in the country discusses what’s at stake with pending industry challenges to the
so-called “endangerment finding”.
Joe Mendelson, Director of Global Warming
policy at the National Wildlife Federation, says much is riding on efforts by special
interests to reverse an EPA ruling that found greenhouse gasses are a
threat to human health, a ruling deemed more critical in the absence of
Senate action on limiting carbon emissions.
Our second segment focuses
on the health threat from chemicals in everyday products and legislative
efforts to limit future use.
Cindy Luppi, New England Director of Clean Water Action, shares
what we can do to demand safer alternatives!