Hardware Group Says Big Tech Bills are an Urgent Opportunity for Small Businesses

Date: 5 Aug 2021 | posted in: agriculture, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Co-Director Stacy Mitchell joined Dan Tratensek — of the North American Hardware and Paint Association on the association’s podcast — about how incredible the current moment is for small business, both in Washington and at the local level. We have come far, but the next few months are critical for moving the House’s historic antitrust legislation to break up and regulate Amazon. Join us and get involved with Small Business Rising.… Read More

Biden’s Executive Order Takes Aim at Monopoly Power on Behalf of Small Businesses, Farmers, and Workers

Date: 26 Jul 2021 | posted in: agriculture, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

President Biden just signed a sweeping Executive Order aimed at undoing concentrated corporate control and ending decades of consolidation throughout our economy. The order’s provisions reflect many of the specific issues and priorities that ILSR has been working to advance. See our write-up on the details of this historic move. … Read More

Recycling Infrastructure Plan Released

Date: 15 Jul 2021 | posted in: agriculture | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Recycling Is Infrastructure Too Campaign released its first Recycling Infrastructure Plan today. There are a total of 50 initiatives and requests for funding of $3.3 billion in physical infrastructure, and $3.3 billion for Infrastructure Support Policies and Programs for the first year.… Read More

Maine Communities Vote To Establish Regional Broadband Utility

Date: 17 Jun 2021 | posted in: agriculture, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Residents of three coastal Maine communities – Camden, Rockport, and Thomaston – have voted to support an interlocal agreement establishing the MidCoast Internet Development Corporation (MIDC), a nonprofit regional broadband utility in the Penobscot Bay Region of MidCoast Maine. The ultimate goal of MIDC is to build an open-access, Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) network to provide universal Internet access to improve connectivity and competition in the region.… Read More

ILSR Advises Hawaii to Avoid Solid Waste Combustion as a Waste Management Strategy

When widespread rollbacks in recycling programs throughout Hawaii led to renewed calls for waste-to-energy, Recycle Hawaii commissioned ILSR to analyze the status of technologies promoted as environmentally friendly. This memorandum highlights the findings of that analysis, which drew on the expertise of specialists familiar with pyrolysis and gasification technologies and also reviewed relevant trends as a means to create a context for Hawaii-based policy makers. ILSR found that both gasification and pyrolysis have failed to live up to the promise of a cost effective and nonpolluting technology.… Read More

May 18 Hearing is Last Chance for Wisconsin Citizens to Weigh in on Controversial Landfill Proposal

Date: 12 May 2021 | posted in: agriculture, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On May 18, citizens in Waukesha County, WI will have one final opportunity to comment on a highly controversial effort to move a hazardous waste landfill at a hearing to be held by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.… Read More

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