UPDATE: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced approval on Oct. 19 for plans to further stabilize and repair the riverbed near the San Jacinto Waste Pits in Harris County, TX following damage from Hurricane Harvey. Officials discovered erosion of the river bottom up to 12 feet deep near the armored cap covering the site and the total erosion area was over 20,000 square feet. EPA directed the “potentially responsible parties” to stabilize the area.
These concerns coming from policymakers in the Midwest is hitting the EPA just in time for the comment period to end — at 11:59 p.m. ET on Oct. 19. In the late summer, biogas producers and other industry associations, including the Solid Waste Association of North America, submitted letters and filed comment with the EPA, urging the administration to reconsider its proposed changes to the RFS.
Earlier in the year, Greenpeace and iFixit published a report that showed around 70% of electronic devices they assessed had batteries which were "impossible or difficult" to replace. Beyond costing consumers more money and leading to greater material usage, batteries that can't be repaired or replaced can enter the waste stream, causing a real risk to industry employees if those batteries catch fire or explode.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".