Wind Energy a Goal in State
February 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Chicago Tribune
Less than a month after Gov. Rod Blagojevich's administration approved a controversial coal-fired power plant, the governor plans to call for more of the state's electricity to come from wind turbines and other renewable sources.
West Texas Woodlands Make Conservation 'Hot' List
February 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Dina Cappiello, Houston Chronicle
A rugged and mountainous terrain stretching from southern Mexico into the southwestern United States, and including some of West Texas' highest peaks, will officially be named today as one of the most biologically diverse and most severely threatened places on the planet.
Lockyer Sues Over U.S. Timber Plan
February 2, 2005 12:00 AM - The Sacramento Bee, Calif.
State Attorney General Bill Lockyer sued the U.S. Forest Service on Tuesday in a bid to stop it from scrapping a logging plan for the Sierra Nevada and replacing it with one that he said is designed to maximize logging and profits from 11.5 million acres of California forests.
Farmers Looking at Methane Digesters to Create Energy from Cow Manure
February 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Laurie Savage, The Frederick News-Post
Frederick County farmers are assessing the viability of methane digesters on their farms to save money, better utilize their resources and help the environment. Digesters capture gases from cattle manure to turn into energy.
Landfill's Effect on Water Supply a Concern
February 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Mark Reynolds, The Providence Journal, R.I.
State environmental officials overlooked the vulnerability of Fall River's water supply when they approved the expansion of a 110-acre landfill, city leaders asserted yesterday.
Zoltek Cos. Will be Included in Pro-Environment Energy Fund
February 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Mary Jo Feldstein, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Zoltek Cos. will be featured in an exchange-traded fund of environmentally friendly energy companies. The fund is scheduled to begin trading on the American Stock Exchange on Feb. 4.
Lack of Cash Stalls Landfill- to-Energy Project
February 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Julie BenamatI, The Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pa.
A $20 million project to convert landfill gas into an energy source at Laurel Highlands, Shade and Southern Alleghenies landfills is on temporary hiatus because of a lack of cash.
Inspections to Begin at 28 Industrial Plants
February 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Dina Cappiello, Houston Chronicle
State environmental officials will begin inspections this month at 28 industrial plants in the Houston area that reported releasing more than 1,200 pounds of unauthorized pollution. The investigations are one of two initiatives announced Monday by the state to improve air quality in the region.
EPA, Mining Firm Cut Deal, but Some Residents are Leery
January 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Joe Baird, The Salt Lake Tribune
The Environmental Protection Agency and a Utah mining company have reached a $60 million settlement in the cleanup of the Eureka Mills Superfund site in Juab County.
Texas, Mexican Officials Discuss Landfill Fire Problem
January 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Jennifer C. Smith, The Monitor, McAllen, Texas
The U.S. federal government is working with Texas state officials, Mexican environmental agencies and Mexican officials to address landfill fires like the one in Matamoros on Tuesday.