Statement on the Introduction of the COMPOST Act  

Date: 16 Jul 2021 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Virgil McDill, vmcdill@ilsr.org, 202.294.9187   Statement from Brenda Platt, Director of the Composting for Community Initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, On The Introduction of the COMPOST Act WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 16, 2021) — The following statement was issued by Brenda Platt, Director of the Composting for Community Initiative at the … 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

New Report: 30 Million Solar Homes Would Create 1.77 Million Jobs, $69 Billion in Energy Savings

Date: 14 Jul 2021 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A new report finds that deploying distributed solar energy to the equivalent of 30 million American homes would produce significant job-creation and economic benefits while addressing climate change and mitigating racial and income disparities.… Read More

Statement: Biden Repudiates Decades of Pro-Monopoly Policies and Takes a Major Step Toward Restoring Fair Markets for Small Businesses, Farmers, and Workers

Date: 9 Jul 2021 | posted in: Press Release, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Biden’s executive order marks a major turning point in the fight to check monopoly power. It includes more than 70 specific provisions, many of which reflect ILSR’s long-standing work and priorities. … Read More

Statement on the House Judiciary Committee’s Vote Approving Legislation to Break Up and Rein In Big Tech

Date: 24 Jun 2021 | posted in: Press Release, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

“There’s no doubt in my mind that American democracy will ultimately prevail over the outsized power of Big Tech,” said ILSR Co-Director Stacy Mitchell. “Today’s bipartisan vote was a clear sign of the gathering momentum to break up Amazon and the other tech giants.”… Read More

Historic Antitrust Legislation to Rein in Dominant Corporations Heads For Approval in New York State Senate

Date: 7 Jun 2021 | posted in: Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As the New York State Senate prepares to pass historic legislation today, a broad coalition of unions, industry associations, workers, and small business owners applauded the Senate’s expected approval of the bill, and called on the New York State Assembly to vote on the 21st Century Antitrust Act before the legislative session concludes at the end of the week.… Read More

Small Business Rising Coalition Applauds New York’s Landmark Antitrust Bill

Date: 4 Jun 2021 | posted in: Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Small Business Rising, a coalition representing more than 150,000 independent businesses, signaled its strong support for groundbreaking antitrust legislation being considered by the New York State legislature. If approved, the bill would dramatically level the playing field for independent business owners and put New York at the forefront of antitrust enforcement in the nation.… Read More

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