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Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Apr 25, 2017

Press Release: Newly Introduced Maine Bill Would Limit Local Authority over Broadband Infrastructure Investment

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/press-release-newly-introduced-maine-bill-would-limit-local-authority-over-broadband-infrastructure-investment/

Bill Introduced in Maine Legislature to Limit Local Authority over Broadband Investment HP 1040/LD 1516 would further entrench telecommunication monopoly power in The Pine Tree State. Contact: ​Christopher Mitchell | christopher@ilsr.org MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Maine State Representative Nathan Wadsworth (R-Hiram) introduced a bill to revoke local authority over building Internet networks needed by local businesses and residents. The one-time Maine state… Continue reading

Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Apr 21, 2017

Press Release: Composting Builds Soil Health, Earth Day 2017 Resources Available

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/press-release-composting-builds-soil-health-earth-day-2017-resources-available/

Make Every Day Earth Day Through Composting ILSR Shares Resources to Build Soil Health and Cut Carbon Emissions Contact: Nick Stumo-Langer stumolanger@ilsr.org 612-844-1330 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The first Earth Day in 1970 sparked not only the beginning of the environmental movement, but also the birth of the modern recycling movement. Today, recycling of paper, bottles,… Continue reading

Featured Article, ILSR Press Room filed under General | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Apr 19, 2017

Press Release: Walmart’s Climate Pollution Grows as It Scales Back Renewable Power

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/press-release-walmart-climate-2017/

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday April 19th, 2017 CONTACT: Nick Stumo-Langer, stumolanger@ilsr.org, 612-844-1330 Walmart’s Climate Pollution Grows as It Scales Back Renewable Power More than a decade after Walmart pledged to become an environmental leader, the company’s climate emissions continue to rise, according to data released today by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR). ILSR found that… Continue reading

Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Apr 12, 2017

Press Release: Tennessee Sends Broadband Accessibility Act of 2017 to Gov. Haslam’s Desk

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/press-release-tennessee-sends-broadband-accessibility-act-of-2017-to-gov-haslams-desk/

Press Release: Tennessee Sends Broadband Accessibility Act of 2017 to Gov. Haslam’s Desk While Governor Haslam’s Signature Legislation Sounds Great, AT&T Will Be Laughing all the Way to the Bank Contact: Christopher Mitchell | christopher@ilsr.org   MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Late yesterday, the Tennessee Legislature officially sent Governor Bill Haslam’s signature legislation, the Broadband Accessibility Act of 2017,… Continue reading

Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Feb 14, 2017

Press Release: Missouri Senate Bill 186 Seeks to Limit Municipal Authority

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/press-release-missouri-senate-bill-186-seeks-to-limit-municipal-authority/

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Another year in Missouri and another bill from the big telephone companies to limit broadband competition in the state house. The bill introduced by Senator Ed Emery (R-Lamar), SB 186, seeks to limit the power of municipalities to provide competition to entrenched incumbent Internet Service Providers. Continue reading

Featured Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Feb 8, 2017

Press Release: Brenda Platt Receives Major Composting Award for Grassroots Advocacy

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/release-platt-grassroots-award/

LOS ANGELES – Brenda Platt, Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) co-director and director of ILSR’s Waste to Wealth initiative, was honored on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017, with the US Composting Council’s prestigious H. Clark Gregory Award, “for outstanding service to the composting industry through grassroots efforts.” Continue reading

Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Feb 2, 2017

Press Release: Questions Grow About Amazon’s Impact on U.S. Economy

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/press-release-questions-grow-about-amazons-impact-on-u-s-economy/

Institute for Local Self-Reliance FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday February 2nd, 2017 Contact: Nick Stumo-Langer, stumolanger@ilsr.org, 612-844-1330 Liz Cattaneo, liz@jwj.org, 202-352-3263 From Declining Wages to Stagnant Opportunity, Amazon Drives Alarming Trends As Amazon Prepares to Release Q4 Earnings, Questions Grow About Impact on U.S. Economy Amazon’s earnings on Thursday are expected to show that the corporation… Continue reading

Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jan 17, 2017

Press Release: Virginia Bill Seeks to Limit Municipal Authority

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/press-release-virginia-bill-seeks-to-limit-municipal-authority/

Virginia Bill Seeks to Limit Municipal Authority “Virginia Broadband Deployment Act” Would Limit Municipalities’ Ability to Connect Their Residents Contact: Christopher Mitchell christopher@ilsr.org 612-545-5185 MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The latest chapter in efforts by the big cable companies to limit broadband competition just began in Virginia. The introduction of HB 2108, the “VirginiaBroadband Deployment Act,” by… Continue reading

Featured ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jan 12, 2017

Response to Amazon’s Jobs Announcement, January 2017

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/response-to-amazons-jobs-announcement-january-2017/

Stacy Mitchell, co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, and co-author of the recent report, “Amazon’s Stranglehold: How the Company’s Tightening Grip is Stifling Competition, Eroding Jobs, and Threatening Communities,” responded to the announcement on jobs made today by Amazon:

“Amazon’s jobs announcement this morning has it in the headlines as a job creator. But there’s a dirty secret about jobs at Amazon. As we found in our recent report on the company, as Amazon gains market share, it destroys more jobs than it creates,” Mitchell said. Continue reading

Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Nov 29, 2016

Press Release: Report Presents New Data on Amazon’s Impact on Competition, Jobs, Economy

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/amazon-stranglehold-press-release/

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Amazon, the rapidly expanding company founded by Jeff Bezos in 1995, is undermining competition and reshaping the U.S. economy in ways that curtail opportunities for small businesses, reduce jobs and wages, limit product diversity and the choices available to consumers, and harm the economic and fiscal underpinnings of communities, according to a new report released today by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR). Continue reading