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Advocacy and policy

May 2013

Published on May 24, 2013 Written by Anonymous Posted in Advocacy and policy

E&E Daily reporter Nick Juliano got it right with his article, Supporters of efficiency measure fear amendment backed by chemicals group could be fatal 'Trojan horse.' E&E adeptly calls out the chemical lobby's attempt to ban LEED from use by the federal...

Published on May 22, 2013 Written by Sharon Grant Posted in Advocacy and policy

As a resident of Idaho’s Wood River Valley, which encompasses the cities of Hailey, Ketchum and Sun Valley, I have been involved with and impressed by the commitment of several local jurisdictions that have adopted above-code ordinances. As co-chair of USGBC’s ...

Published on May 15, 2013 Written by Fleming Roberts Posted in Advocacy and policy

So far this year, USGBC chapters have organized Advocacy Days in 20 states where they take their cause to the capitol, challenging state legislators to support green public policy for the betterment of their districts and their state. I love that picture: well-intentioned groups practicing democracy in its purest form, demanding that their...

Published on May 10, 2013 Written by Fleming Roberts Posted in Advocacy and policy

This past month has been a real doozy.

We, here on USGBC National’s advocacy team, got wind that Big Chemical was lobbying the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (SENR) Committee to attach a “poison pill” amendment to popular energy efficiency legislation that would ban LEED for use by the federal government. Thanks...

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