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Re: Tellus Institute & EPA Environmental Accounting Project

What is "the whole point of P2"?  What purpose is there to reducing pollution outside the scope of the regulatory framework?

Mark C. Stoddard
Compliance & Technical Assistance Program

"Not knowing when the dawn will 
come, I open every door." 
Emily Dickinson 

>>> "Ralph Cooper" <cooperre@flash.net> 11/05/01 12:59PM >>>
My response is that environmental accounting is a good idea that has
outlived any possible utility.  We should spend more effort on doing P2 than
on figuring out whether we are saving or making money at it.  By my view,
fine point penciling the economics of P2 misses the whole point of P2.
Reducing pollution should not be dependent on how much it saves us.

Ralph E. Cooper, Ph.D.
Mediator, Attorney & Counselor at Law
9901 IH-10 West, Suite 800
San Antonio, TX 78230
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Pojasek" <rpojasek@sprynet.com>
To: <p2tech@great-lakes.net>
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2001 10:58 AM
Subject: Fwd: Tellus Institute & EPA Environmental Accounting Project

> Chris Pierre (EPA) issued a request for proposal to operate the EPA
> Environmental Accounting Project.  I chose not to bid on the project
> because it seemed to favor Tellus' strengths and they had much experience
> with this office ever since its conception.  Tellus is also involved with
> the German flow accounting effort that was presented at Harvard
> University.  EPA has been involved in a number of other P2 efforts using
> total cost analysis including the German project.  Tellus and EPA have
> been working closely with NEWMOA to establish an association for people
> involved in this field.  I might still have the electronic files for the
> RFP and the association establishment if you are interested in looking at
> BOB Pojasek
> >Delivered-To: p2tech-outgoing@glc.org 
> >Delivered-To: p2tech@great-lakes.net 
> >From: "Donald Sutherland" <donaldsutherland-iso14000@worldnet.att.net>
> >To: <p2tech@great-lakes.net>
> >Subject: Tellus Institute & EPA Environmental Accounting Project
> >Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2001 11:54:08 -0500
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> >Reply-To: "Donald Sutherland"
> >List-Name: p2tech
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> >
> >11/4/2001
> >
> >I understand the Tellus Institute has taken over the EPA's Environmental
> >Accounting Project.
> >
> >Does anyone know of any P2 endeaver coordinating with the EPA's
> >Environmental Accounting Project?
> >
> >Also, here is my report on financial environmental accounting in Europe
> >your review.
> >
> >Please see:
> >Europe Tightens Corporate Environmental Accounting Rules
> >http://ens.lycos.com/ens/oct2001/2001L-10-05-01.html 
> >
> >Thanks for your assistance.
> >
> >Best Wishes,
> >Donald Sutherland
> >Member of the Society of Environmental Journalists
> >donaldsutherland-iso14000@worldnet.att.net 
> Bob
> Dr. Robert B. Pojasek
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