Business

Libby, Mont., Residents Hope to Hold Big Corporation Accountable for Asbestos Illnesses
February 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Susan Gallagher, Associated Press

They're getting ready for the Asbestos Health Fair in this old mining town.

Governor's Crusade Against Business Rules has Found No Villains
February 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Dion Nissenbaum, The Sacramento Bee, Calif.

When Arnold Schwarzenegger took office, he vowed to whack away at a tangle of California regulations he blamed for choking the frail state economy.

Bush Puts Jobs Ahead of Climate Treaty Targets
February 15, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The Bush administration contends that the long-term benefit from the Kyoto climate treaty won't be worth the immediate economic cost.

City to Meet over Contract to Clean Up Harmful Agents
February 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Sarah A. Booth, Watertown Daily Times, N.Y.

City councilors will meet at 7 p.m. today to agree to a contract with Solvents & Petroleum Service Inc., Syracuse, to dispose of heavy detergents, sludge, dry bleach and other hazardous material from the former Quik-Rite Dry Cleaners.

EU Cautions UK of Legal Action if it Exceeds Greenhouse Gas Emissions
February 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Jenna Payne, Associated Press

The European Union on Monday said it will take legal action against Britain if it exceeds its national quota of emissions of carbon dioxide and other "greenhouse gases" in the 2005-2007 period.

FPL to Build Solar Panels Thanks to Green Customers
February 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Kristi Swartz, The Palm Beach Post

Florida Power & Light Co. has signed on more than 10,000 customers for its renewable-energy program.

More Trucks Likely to Come Under New CAFÉ Umbrella
February 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Rick Popely, Chicago Tribune

Fuel-economy standards for light trucks will rise slightly in the next two years and could change dramatically as early as 2008, when new definitions of what constitutes a truck may take effect.

Chemical Company, Officials Indicted on Asbestos-Related Charges
February 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Maurice Possley, Chicago Tribune

A federal grand jury here indicted W.R. Grace & Co. and seven current and former company officials Monday on charges of conspiring to hide from employees, their families and the public that ore mined near Libby, Mont., was contaminated with a toxic form of asbestos.

Coal Recouped
February 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Avril, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Pennsylvania is littered with vast, abandoned piles of "boney" -- a mixture of coal, rock and clay that chokes the life out of creeks and streams, turning them a sickly shade of yellowish-orange.

Deal Close on Superfund Site's Cleanup
February 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Benjamin Y. Lowe, The Philadelphia Inquirer

East Whiteland Township and the owner of the Cyprus Foote Mineral Co. Superfund site are nearing an agreement on how to clean up the former lithium processing site.

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