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Going for the Green

The National Research Council of the National Academies of Science releases “Sustainability and the U.S. EPA.” The report offers framework to guide EPA on incorporating sustainability in its decision making

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The National Research Council recently released Sustainability and the U.S. EPA, a report presenting a framework for incorporating sustainability into the Agency’s principles and decision making.  The framework, which was requested by EPA, is intended to help the Agency better assess the social, environmental, and economic impacts of various options as it makes decisions. 

“EPA is already engaged in many projects that further sustainability aims, but the adoption of this framework—implemented in stages—will lead to a growing body of experiences and successes with sustainability,” said Bernard Goldstein, chair of the committee that wrote the report and professor of environmental and occupational health at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.

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