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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: July 28, 2010

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July 28, 2010

Daily Roundup: July 28, 2010

Fits the Bill: Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev.) presented the Senate with the Clean Energy Jobs and Oil Company Accountability Act of 2010, which if passed, will remove the corporate liability cap, protect workers who rely on natural resources for income, and financially safeguard communities' damaged shorelines. San Francisco Examiner

Bad Air Days: A New England heat wave has raised mercury and ground-level ozone concentrations in the region’s atmosphere, considerably decreasing the air quality in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Maine. ENN

Out of Gas: A federal appeals court rejected New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg’s push to require all taxi owners to switch to hybrid vehicles. The court said that only federal, not local, governments can mandate fuel-economy and emissions standards. New York Times

Lost Legend: Renowned cave-diver and underwater filmmaker Wes Skiles, whose photography graces the current issue of National Geographic, died while filming near a reef off Boynton Beach, Florida. North Florida Herald

Green Party: Chelsea Clinton’s upcoming wedding will feature an eco-friendly menu, including vegan and vegetarian dishes and grass-fed organic beef. Ecorazzi

--Sarah A. Henderson

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