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Making Government Operations More Open

NEPA.GOV: Modernize the National Environmental Policy Process to Mandate Online Participation

The 1969 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) remains, in many federal agencies, an antiquated paper-based process that does not use the power of Internet-based technologies to encourage and facilitate expanded public participation.

It is time to modernize this legal process to provide citizens the opportunity to fully participate in NEPA processes online. In particular, modern web-based technologies should be... more »

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Making Data More Accessible

Promote the Expansion of the Exchange Network Model to Improve Data Access and Transparency

The National Environmental Information Exchange Network (http://www.exchangenetwork.net) is a secure, standards-based system for sharing information about the environment. Partners on the Exchange Network, including U.S. EPA, states, tribes, and territories, use XML and other internet technologies to share and publish data on air, water, wastes, and other information related to the environment. Since data are made available... more »

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Public-Private Partnerships

Incentive to Recycle - Rebate

We all know the problem of our own trash, look at New Jersey and other communities that have to bear the burden of dealing with toxic dumps in their backyards. Here is my idea to get more people the recycle. Tax incentives would be given out to those that recycle. For the first year the taxpayer would receive a 5% rebate for recycling the whole year.For each year after the first year the incentive would increase by 1.55%... more »

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Will Work for Whiskey (an objective test)

A lot of roads in our state (Florida, US) have signs under them saying they're maintained by "ABC Company" to keep the state clean. It's a win-win situation, the companies get free-advertising and the public gets clean roadways.

This idea is a variation on that theme. Local panhandlers, and there are quite a few of them around here, could put in a claim for a section of road the same way that companies do. Once a... more »

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Planting Garbage

I'm not sure if I like this idea or not.

If the manufacturers of plastic bags, cups -basically anything that traditionally becomes litter - sealed a few seeds into a small storage section at the bottom of their product then when non-green people tossed them out the window sooner or later some of the seeds would sprout. If they were flower seeds then we'd start seeing colors in unusual places, if they were crop seeds... more »

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Legal & Policy Challenges

Environment

Why is that citizens are the one's that are punished and fined to support the EPA while letting the real polluters go with not so much as a slap on the wrist. Our vehiles have to be smogged costing us at least $45.00 per vehicle and that is if all testing passes. Factories and large production facilites have caused 99% of the damage to our environment, our wildlife, and our water.
I have done extensive research just... more »

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