New Convenience Store in Saco, Maine, Features Biodiesel Fuel, Organic Food
October 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Tux Turkel, Portland Press Herald, Maine

Garry Glatz hopes people who want to fill their gas tanks with alternative fuel also will want to fill their stomachs with natural and organic food.

Drug Firm Outfits National Sales Staff with Gas-Saving, Hybrid Cars
October 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Dana Knight, The Indianapolis Star

Questions come full speed at Sandra Brown the minute she steps out of her car and into the medical office she is calling on as a pharmaceutical rep.

Using Cleaner Energy Would Add 65,000 New Jobs in Ohio, Report Claims
October 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Dale Dempsey, Dayton Daily News, Ohio

The Steelworkers of America and the environmental group the Sierra Club jointly released a study Wednesday that claims using cleaner energy will not only make a better environment, but create jobs and reduce dependence on foreign oil as well.

Shell, EPA Work on Deal to Keep Bakersfield, Calif., Refinery Open
October 12, 2004 12:00 AM - Erin Waldner, The Bakersfield Californian

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency expects to reach an agreement with Shell Oil Co. this month that would keep the company's Bakersfield refinery operating into next year, according to a report from Reuters.

Plan to Boost Vermont Nuclear Plant Output Prompts Concern
October 12, 2004 12:00 AM - Beth Daley, The Boston Globe

Amid the protests that have erupted over nuclear power plants in New England, the Vermont Yankee plant here has long operated as an oasis of calm. Perched on the Connecticut River about 10 miles from the Massachusetts border, the 32-year-old reactor provides a third of Vermont's electricity.

Midwest Biodiesel Advocates Hail Credits for Farmer-driven Fuels
October 12, 2004 12:00 AM - Chris Clayton, Omaha World-Herald, Neb.

The passage of federal legislation originally meant to deal with a trade dispute led to a package of incentives for farmer-driven fuels.

U.S. Supreme Court Debates Pollution Cleanup Lawsuits
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Gina Holland, Associated Press

The U.S. Supreme Court considered this week whether companies that voluntarily seek to clean up their polluted land can sue former owners to get help with the costs. The case could have important ramifications for communities with abandoned toxic plants, landfills, and mines.

Three Emerging Technologies Could Help Improve Water Conservation
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Tamara Chuang, The Orange County Register, Calif.

The sprinklers at John Koeller's Yorba Linda home seem to have a life of their own.

Oil Costs Will Affect All
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Brent Hopkins, Daily News, Los Angeles

Oil prices topped $53 a barrel Thursday, an abstract figure that will trickle down to nearly everything consumers use — from fresh food to a warm home to gifts for the upcoming holidays.

Citgo Reaches Clean Air Act Settlement Requiring $320 Million in Pollution Controls
October 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Curt Anderson, Associated Press

Citgo Petroleum Corp. will install $320 million in pollution controls at six refineries and pay a $3.6 million fine to settle a federal lawsuit alleging Clean Air Act violations, the Bush administration announced Wednesday.

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