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Senate Panel Delays Emissions Vote Again
March 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Sen. James Inhofe, chairman of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, again delayed a panel vote on a Bush administration plan to cut utility air pollution Tuesday after four panel members asked for more data.

Connecticut River Advocates Take on Pollution, ATVs
March 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Fleisher, Eagle Times, Claremont, N.H.

All terrain vehicle use along the Connecticut River and mercury contamination of the water were among the most significant concerns discussed at a meeting of the Connecticut River Joint Commissions Monday in Lebanon, N.H.

California Golf Club Told it Dropped the Ball
March 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Kerry Cavanaugh, Daily News, Los Angeles

The Angeles National Golf Club could face fines and potential prosecution for bulldozing streams and endangered species habitat in the Big Tujunga Wash during the January storms.

Washington State Gas Tax Plan Calls for Hike of 4 Cents
March 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Joseph Turner, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash.

Business, labor and environmental leaders asked the Legislature on Monday to boost the state gas tax by 10 cents a gallon to raise at least $8 billion for transportation projects over the next decade.

Planned Biofuel Plant to Use Clarkson-Developed Technology
March 2, 2005 12:00 AM - David Winters, Watertown Daily Times, N.Y.

A biodiesel and bioheating plant using technology created at Clarkson University could be operational by the end of June, plant investors said Monday.

North Carolina Oyster-Growing Project to be Permitted
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Patricia Smith, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C.

People who signed up a year ago for a pilot study to grow oysters in cages under their docks have yet to get the go-ahead from state fisheries officials.

Tiny Trees Spur New Growth in Industry
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Diane Dietz, The Register-Guard, Eugene, Ore.

A question is humming around the edges of the Oregon Logging Conference this week, like the distant sound of a chain saw bucking firewood.

Oil Firm Near $52 as Cold Hits U.S. Northeast
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Oil prices firmed near $52 a barrel Monday as a blast of cold, snowy weather in the U.S. Northeast threatened to tighten already strained heating oil supplies in the world's largest energy consumer.

Athens' Sludge Mountain Upsets Residents
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Residents near a giant seaside sewage plant close to Athens staged a protest Tuesday, alarmed by reported plans to burn thousands of tons of potentially toxic sludge.

Fort Replicators Aghast at ExxonMobil Report
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Sarah A. Booth, Watertown Daily Times, N.Y.

Fort LaPresentation Co. President Barbara J. O'Keefe said she was horrified when she learned ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. sent the state Department of Environmental Conservation a cleanup investigation report saying the petroleum-contaminated land at Fort LaPresentation will essentially clear up on its own over time.

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