Automakers Sue Over California's Tough Vehicle-Emissions Rules
December 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press
Automobile manufacturers sued Tuesday to block California regulators from adopting the world's toughest vehicle-emissions standards, arguing in a lawsuit that the standards are the federal government's responsibility.
U.S. Scientists Rank Honda First for Clean Cars for Third Time
December 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo
A group of U.S. scientists on Tuesday gave Honda Motor Co. the top slot in a survey of automakers' technologies to produce environmentally friendly cars.
Maryland Heights, Md., Firm Gets Extension for Toxic Cleanup in Peru
December 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Sara Shipley and Peter Shinkle, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Violence erupted in La Oroya, Peru, this week as Doe Run Resources Corp. of Maryland Heights won an extension on its government-mandated plan to clean up toxic pollution at its metallurgical complex in the Andes Mountains.
Japanese Automakers Continue to Produce Greenest Vehicles, Report Says
December 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press
Japanese manufacturers continue to make the cleanest-burning vehicles, but automakers are generally doing a poor job in lowering emissions that contribute to global warming, an environmental group said Tuesday.
'Hero of the Planet' Engineer Puts 'Green' Mark on Building Design
December 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Randy Gragg, Philadelphia Daily News
William McDonough is trying to change the way the world works. McDonough calls "cradle to grave" the Industrial Revolution model of extracting natural resources for products destined for the landfill.
Riverview, Fla., Fertilizer Plant Digs in To Prevent Spills
December 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Mike Salinero, Tampa Tribune, Fla.
Bulldozers and dump trucks are moving thousands of tons of earth at the former Cargill phosphate processing plant, hoping to prevent a recurrence of the wastewater spill triggered by Hurricane Frances.
Bangor, Maine, Approves Switch to Biodiesel Fuel
December 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Misty Edgecomb, Bangor Daily News, Maine
This time next winter, exhaust from the city buses idling in Pickering Square will smell like popcorn, thanks to the vegetable-based fuel in their gas tanks, the city announced Monday.
Bakersfield, Calif., Shell Refinery Reaches Pact with EPA to Stay Open
December 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Erin Waldner, The Bakersfield Californian
The Shell Bakersfield Refinery on Rosedale Highway has received a stay of execution.
Kansas' Location Would be Good for Zero-Emissions Plant
December 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Karen Dillon, The Kansas City Star, Mo.
It's the one giant coal-fired power plant that everyone seems to want.
Orangeburg, S.C., Chemical Plant Honored for Safety Standards
December 5, 2004 12:00 AM - The Times and Democrat, Orangeburg, S.C.
As a testament to maintaining environmental, health and safety standards as well as community involvement, employees at Orangeburg's Albemarle Corp. plant have made it back-to-back victories in the annual Responsible Care Achievement Award given by the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association.