Valero and Sunoco in Consent Decree with US, Will Reduce Harmful Emissions by 44,000 Tons Annually
June 22, 2005 12:00 AM - EPA
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced comprehensive Clean Air Act settlements with petroleum refiners Valero and Sunoco that are expected to reduce harmful air emissions by more than 44,000 tons per year from 18 refineries in eight states.
Tom Chappell Grows Tom's of Maine Into a National Company
June 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Grimaldi, The Providence Journal
Fair-trade coffee, tropical-flavored lip gloss, natural cotton clothing, organic grapes, whitening gel toothpaste ... each year, the list of products created by companies with socially conscious policies or using sustainable-growth methods grows.
In New Jersey, Solar Sells
June 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Kevin G. Demarrais, The Record
New Jersey will never replace Florida as the Sunshine State, but business leaders and government officials are hoping to make this the Solar State.
One Year After Investment: Pre-Financing Used To Make Possible The Sale Of Over 22.3 Million Pounds Of Coffee, Improve Circumstances For Small Coffee Farmers
June 22, 2005 12:00 AM - CSRwire
One year after the Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq: SBUX) invested $1 million to support Latin American coffee farmers, the Calvert Foundation reported today that it so far has "recycled" those funds into $2.7 million worth of loans to coffee cooperatives, benefiting 24,400 of the world's smallest coffee farmers and supporting them in their efforts to export more than 22.3 million pounds of Fair Trade and shade-grown coffee.
A Decade Ago, Massive Hog Waste Spill Inspired Industry Reforms
June 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Mazzolini, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C.
It's been 10 years since a lagoon broke at Oceanview Farm near Richlands, spewing millions of gallons of hog waste that eventually ran into the New River. Ten years, and the memories are still alive for those who were here. It was a chaotic time that impacted nearly every aspect of the community -- set neighbor against neighbor and altered the business landscape for one of the state's most promising industries.
Natural Gas Backs Peruvian Power Play
June 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Tyler Bridges, The Miami Herald
Peru is moving aggressively to develop its natural-gas holdings while controversy over how to develop greater gas reserves in neighboring Bolivia has set off political crises that have now toppled two presidents.
High-Tech Recycling: It's a Trashy Future
June 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Busse, The News & Advance, Lynchburg, Va.
Are you getting ready to throw out an old computer, cell phone or printer cartridge? If you're interested, there are alternatives to relegating electronics to the trash heap, alternatives that could help schools, soldiers and victims of domestic violence, among others.
Roanoke's Maple Leaf Bakery To Take Clean Air Measures
June 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Duncan Adams, The Roanoke Times
Many people savor the aroma of baking bread, but a bread-baking factory can pollute the air. In early April, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality ordered Maple Leaf Bakery in Roanoke to pay a fine of $2,640 for exceeding a permitted limit on its emissions of ethyl alcohol.
Stonyfield Farm Yogurt President Oversees Natural Fast-Food Restaurant Chain
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Martin, Chicago Tribune
Gary Hirshberg isn't the first parent to become frustrated by the lack of healthy fast-food options for his kids during a road trip. But as president of Stonyfield Farm yogurt, Hirshberg was in a position to do something about it.
Energy Bill Adds Hatch Tax Break for Hybrids
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Robert Gehrke, The Salt Lake Tribune
Several of Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch's proposals to spur energy development and conservation -- including a tax incentive for purchase of hybrid cars -- were included in an energy bill before the Senate.