Business

Pols are Pushing Cleanup of Creek
March 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Elizabeth Hays, Daily News

Elected officials and environmental advocates are calling on Mayor Bloomberg to clean up toxic Newtown Creek -- whether the city wins the 2012 Olympics or not.

Alabama Lawmaker Targets Ugly Fish Law
March 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Fishermen often utter obscenities and throw their catch back in the water after hooking the long, skinny, ugly fish known as a garfish.

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.

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