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Crown Capital Eco Management (MAIN)

Crown Capital Eco Management (MAIN)

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  • Should We Choose Job Creation or the Environment?

    Communication, Environmental Design

    Several key projects in the energy space are being held up by environmental and political red tape. One of the key questions energy executives tend to pose concerns our desire to create jobs. They say that these projects will create tens of thousands of short- and long-term jobs. So, why won't we approve of them?

    Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (NYSE: KMP ) is just the latest company to run head-on into environmental headwinds regarding its planned coal terminal expansion in Houston. Whether or not this $400 million expansion is approved could have a significant effect on the earnings potential of Kinder Morgan and several other coal companies. For now, it appears that fears over coal ash are winning out over economic development and job creation.

    The same can be said for the amply covered Keystone XL pipeline. Debates continue to roll on about this project's possibilities. With job numbers ranging from the 2,000 mentioned by President Obama to TransCanada's (NYSE: TRP ) 13,000, there are clear benefits beyond greater market efficiency. Unfortunately, Canadian oil sands are said to produce increased levels of environmentally damaging byproducts, so this project is most certainly still in limbo. Tune in below for more details on how these companies could be affected.

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    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released its most comprehensive review to date on how the built environment – the way we build our cities and towns – directly affects our environment and public health. The report was announced by EPA Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe during a national Twitter Town Hall meeting in Washington, DC with Maurice Jones, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing, and Development (HUD), and John Porcari, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The publication, Our Built and Natural Environments: A Technical Review of the Interactions among Land Use, Transportation, and Environmental Quality, provides evidence that certain kinds of land use and transportation strategies – where and how we build our communities -- can reduce the environmental and human health impacts of development. “Although findings might differ on the magnitude of the effects of different practices, the evidence is overwhelming that some types of development yield better environmental results than others,” the report asserts. “This report will be useful for communities across the country looking to make smart development decisions,” said EPA Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe. “Whether it’s housing, transportation, or environmental issues, this report can help communities protect public health and the environment by avoiding harmful development strategies.”

    The publication is important and timely because po...

  • http://www.shelfari.com/groups/101394/discussions/478364/Crown-Capital-Management-Environmental-News

    EU ministers held crisis talks Wednesday to seek a rapid regional response to a scandal over mislabelled frozen meat products that is widening across Europe by the day.

    The snap talks, starting at 1700 GMT, came a day after British police searching for the source of horsemeat found in kebabs and burgers raided two meat plants, and France became the second European Union nation after Britain to report horsemeat posing as beef in frozen food.

    Earlier Wednesday, Germany announced a find of suspect lasagne in its most populous state, and just as the talks were to kick off Swiss supermarket giant Coop reported horsemeat in its lasagne.

    "We need a solution fast," said Britain's food and environment minister Owen Paterson on arriving in Brussels for the food scandal talks.

    "The quicker we get this resolved the quicker we can get confidence established across Europe in our food systems and the products."

    Paterson, as well as Ireland's farming minister Simon Coveney, called on arrival for the EU to agree the introduction of DNA testing of frozen foods.

    "We have the technology now to test food," Coveney said. "We need to test to ensure food is what it says it is. I think that will involve DNA testing across Europe."

    Both the Irish minister and France's minister for consumer affairs Benoit Hamon said another protective measure would be to s...

  • Crown Capital Eco Management

    Communication, Communication Design

    Crown Capital Eco Management

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    Crown Capital Eco Management works with government bodies, international entities, private sectors and other non-governmental organizations in providing extensive information to the public, media and policymakers that are involved in addressing environmental issues and sustainable initiatives in a worldwide scale. Though our group does not personally conduct research, we analyze and review both recent and old data on technical and socio-economic sectors that are relevant to our field, which is environment preservation.

    We are composed of volunteer professionals in the scientific sector, supported by various agencies around the world. Our group is an independent organization supporting programs involving climate change, biodiversity, organic pollutants and greenhouse gases, to name a few.

    Crown Capital Eco Management

Crown Capital Eco Management works with government bodies, international entities, private sectors and other non-governmental organizations in providi

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