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Daily Green Roundup - May 24, 2012

24 May 2012  |   Melissa Yeo

Amazon and Scantron are the latest in a group of eighteen organizations to sever ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). ALEC, which drafts model bills undermining environmental protection and protecting corporate polluters, has lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding due to the loss in corporate sponsorship. [ThinkProgress]

Tom Laskawy of the Food & Environment Reporting Network describes how flame retardants and farm chemicals could have health consequences that persist “generations after the chemical exposure occurred” if we don’t start regulating toxic chemicals. [Grist]

The ultra-conservative Heartland Institute admitted it was in financial crisis at the close of its conference yesterday, shuttering its climate denial conference for good. [LCV Blog]  

Despite the fossil fuel industry’s attack ads on green energy, a new poll reports overwhelming public support for renewable energy tax credits and a clean energy standard. Respondents also favored increased regulation of fracking for oil and gas production. [ThinkProgress]



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