Government Waste

Ontario's energy conservation programs may be a waste of time
www.theglobeandmail.com

The Ontario Power Authority spent nearly $400-million on conservation programs in 2013 alone. And one Ontario government agency – the Independent Electricity System Operator – plans to spend an additional $3.1-billion for these programs through 2020.

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Angered by 'waste hill', protesters build their own mound of trash outside …
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Some 40 people built a small waste mound outside the government headquarters in Tamar yesterday to protest the lack of law enforcement against illegal dumping in rural areas, warning that the movement would be escalated if no action was taken.

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Government Frames Rules to Manage Construction Waste
www.newindianexpress.com

NEW DELHI: In a first, the Centre today came out with rules to manage construction and demolition waste by prohibiting its dumping on roadsides and drains, a move aimed at reducing dust which contributes around 20 per cent to pollution in big cities, …

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Vaccine Protest In Beijing And High School Toxic Waste Scandal Pose …
www.ibtimes.com

Such concerns have been reinforced by a separate controversy over state media reports that almost 500 children became ill after a local government in eastern China failed to clean up a toxic former chemical factory site near a newly built high school.

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Whitehall waste: Cash splashed on consultants and temps up 90% in half decade
www.theregister.co.uk

Update Taxpayers cash that government spends on consultants and temporary staff has soared by up to 90 per cent over the last five years to £1.3bn, as Whitehall struggled to build technical skills in-house, an official report confirmed. The Committee …

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New apps help taxpayers report waste, fraud and abuse
gcn.com

All of these cases were brought to auditors' attention by tipsters using hotlines or fraud apps, which allow smartphone users to anonymously report government waste, fraud and abuse. Cities and states have long had hotlines for reporting misuse of …

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Seattle Food Waste Law Highlights Government Overreach
www.thenewamerican.com

Many residents of Seattle, Washington, are outraged over a bill that grants city sanitation workers the right to inspect garbage and recycling bins and issue a $1 fine for “excess food waste.” The initial bill was passed in September 2014, and Seattle …

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