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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.

Yale Study Suggests Chemical Might Cause Hearing Loss in Whales
January 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A toxic chemical used to prevent barnacles from clinging to ship hulls may cause deafness in marine mammals and could lead whales to beach themselves, Yale researchers say.

ConocoPhillips Agrees to Clean-Air Settlement
January 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Dina Cappiello, Houston Chronicle

Houston-based ConocoPhillips, the largest petroleum refiner in the United States, agreed Thursday to spend $525 million to reduce harmful, smog-forming emissions at nine refineries, including two in Texas, and to pay a $4.5 million fine to settle federal charges that it violated air pollution laws.

ChevronTexaco Officials Outline 2 Projects that May Affect Coastal Environment
January 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Karen Nelson, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss.

ChevronTexaco officials outlined to Sierra Club members Wednesday night two projects at or near the Pascagoula Refinery that would effect the Coastal environment — a terminal to warm and disburse liquified natural gas and a refinery expansion.

Bush Administration Pushes Plan to Change Air Pollution Regulation
January 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Kilian, Chicago Tribune

The Bush administration embarked Wednesday on a renewed effort to replace large sections of the Clean Air Act with the president's more flexible and industry friendly Clear Skies policies.

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