Business

GM Wary on Hybrids
January 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Mateja, Chicago Tribune

Why has General Motors been slow to respond in developing gas/electric cars?

EPA Plans to Exempt Livestock, Poultry Feed Lots from Air Pollution Fines
January 22, 2005 12:00 AM - David Whitney, The Sacramento Bee, Calif.

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed Friday to exempt livestock and poultry operations from future air pollution fines under the Clean Air Act if they agree to pay to finance studies that could lead to new regulations in the next decade or so.

Maine Forestlands in Times of Change
January 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Misty Edgecomb,Bangor Daily News, Maine

Maine's North Woods are in a time of transition with huge swaths of land changing hands almost weekly, paper mills struggling to survive in a new global market, and multimillion-dollar homes being constructed inside a vast wilderness.

Hiding Bycatch Nets a Big Fine
January 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Wesley Loy, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska

A Seattle-based commercial fishing company has pleaded guilty and been ordered to pay $500,000 in penalties for illegally disposing of halibut while catching other types of fish off Alaska.

Dow Chemical, Michigan Approve Plan on Dioxin
January 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Hugh McDiarmid Jr., Detroit Free Press

Dow Chemical Co. will take immediate steps to protect residents from dioxin in three Midland neighborhoods and part of the Tittabawassee River valley, the company and the state announced Wednesday.

Leaks Make up Big Part of Toxics Released by Industry
January 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Dina Cappiello, Houston Chronicle

On a breezy day, Shell's 600-acre chemical plant in Deer Park turns into a giant wind chime.

U.S. Officials Accuse DuPont of Concealing Teflon Ingredient's Health Risk
January 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Hawthorne, Chicago Tribune

More than 50 years after DuPont started producing Teflon near this Ohio River town, federal officials are accusing the company of hiding information suggesting that a chemical used to make the popular stick- and stain-resistant coating might cause cancer, birth defects and other ailments.

Sugar Companies in Florida Explore Ethanol from Molasses
January 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Susan Salisbury, The Palm Beach Post, Fla.

The fields of western Palm Beach County support the sugar cane that provides quick energy to people.

Mangroves Lost to Development may be Replenished as Natural Wave Barrier
January 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Hugh Dellios, Chicago Tribune

Bambang Atarikasa, an environmentalist, sees something else missing when he looks out at miles of shorefront swept nearly clean of people and houses by the South Asia tsunami.

Tampa, Fla.-Based Utility to Spend $300 Million to Slash Pollution
January 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Louis Hau, St. Petersburg Times, Fla.

Tampa Electric Co. said Thursday it will spend $300 million to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions at its Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach.

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