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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: September 17, 2009

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September 17, 2009

Daily Roundup: September 17, 2009

Emerald City: Chicago became the U.S. city with the most LEED certified buildings, followed by Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington. Chicago Tribune

No Grow: Brazil will prohibit the cultivation of sugarcane in the Amazon if the recently-proposed limitations are approved by the country's Congress. Associated Press

Washing Green: In reaction to pressure from consumer and environmental groups, the manufacturers of cleaning products are planning a January launch of voluntary protocols for disclosure of ingredients. New York Times

The Presidential Treatment: The Obama administration has set a goal of obtaining LEED certification for the White House. Inhabitat and San Francisco Chronicle

Clearing the Air: Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson announced that the EPA will reconsider Bush-era smog pollution standards. Reuters

--Della Watson

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