Archives for March 14, 2015

SHRM: “DHS Considering Cross-Border Trusted Employer Program with Canada”

By late 2015, the Unit­ed States plans to start a pilot aimed at mak­ing it cheap­er and quick­er for U.S. employ­ers to employ for­eign work­ers.  This has par­tic­u­lar impor­tance to the Canada‑U.S. bilat­er­al relationship–which real­ized “$632 bil­lion in total (two ways) goods trade dur­ing 2013.” All that trade means a sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of Cana­di­an workers […]

EIA: 13 Gigawatts of Coal Capacity to Retire in 2015 Due to EPA Regulation

From data reports pro­vid­ed to the Ener­gy Infor­ma­tion Admin­is­tra­tion (EIA), about 16 gigawatts of gen­er­at­ing capac­i­ty will be retired in 2015, of which near­ly 13 gigawatts is coal-fired. The coal-fired capac­i­ty will be retired pri­mar­i­ly because of EPA’s Mer­cury and Air Tox­i­cs Stan­dards (MATS), which requires coal- and oil-fired elec­tric gen­er­a­tors to meet stricter emissions […]

Backyard burger and wiener roasts targeted by EPA

The Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency has its eyes on pol­lu­tion from back­yard bar­be­cues. The agency announced that it is fund­ing a Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia project to lim­it emis­sions result­ing in grease drip­pings with a spe­cial tray to catch them and a “cat­alyt­ic” fil­tra­tion sys­tem. The $15,000 project has the “poten­tial for glob­al appli­ca­tion,” said the school. […]