Automakers May Feel Pressure by CalPERS to Improve Emissions
November 25, 2004 12:00 AM - Alexa H. Bluth, The Sacramento Bee
California State Controller Steve Westly and CalPERS board member Sean Harrigan want the state's pension fund to lean on automakers to comply with ground-breaking new standards adopted by the state Air Resources Board to help curb global warming.
Wood County, W.Va., Judge Gives DuPont Deal Preliminary Approval
November 24, 2004 12:00 AM - Ken Ward Jr. The Charleston Gazette, W.Va.
A circuit judge on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to a more than $100 million settlement of a lawsuit that alleged DuPont poisoned drinking water supplies here with the toxic chemical C8.
Firms in San Joaquin County, Calif., Honored for Efforts to Reduce Solid Waste
November 24, 2004 12:00 AM - Reed Fujii, The Record, Stockton, Calif.
State officials honored five companies doing business in San Joaquin County for outstanding efforts to reduce solid wastes.
Nevada Firm Says it Can Make Automotive Tires Made with Polymers, Not Rubber
November 23, 2004 12:00 AM - John Russell, Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio
You can pour a beer. You can pour a concrete driveway. You can even pour a cheese-and-broccoli quiche.
New Federal Ruling on Owls Spurs Industry Interest in Off-Limits Forests
November 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Michael Milstein, The Oregonian
The northern spotted owl still faces enough risk that it warrants continued federal protection more than a decade after efforts to safeguard it forced the collapse of federal lands logging in the Northwest, the U.S. government found.
Now, Lexus Hybrid Due Out in April, Toyota Says
November 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Rick Popely, Chicago Tribune
The gas/electric Lexus RX400h sport-utility vehicle will go on sale April 15 as a 2006 model, about four months later than planned.
CEO of Columbia, Md.-based Chemical Company Resigns
November 20, 2004 12:00 AM - Paul Adams, The Baltimore Sun
Paul Norris, who presided over W.R. Grace & Co.'s move from Florida to Maryland and steered it into bankruptcy protection in the face of thousands of asbestos injury lawsuits, will step down as chief executive of the Columbia-based maker of chemicals and building materials in May, the company announced yesterday.
North Carolina Set to Sue Over Coal Plants
November 20, 2004 12:00 AM - Dan Kane, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C.
N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper said Friday that he intends to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to force it to require reduced emissions from coal-fired power plants in 13 states that he says pollute North Carolina's air
North Carolina Dredging Company Accused of Dumping Waste in Chesapeake Bay
November 20, 2004 12:00 AM - Scott Harper, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va.
A federal grand jury has indicted a North Carolina marine company and its president for allegedly dumping tons of sandy wastes into the Chesapeake Bay near Tangier Island, instead of pumping the materials onto an eroding beach to restore it.
Report on Hydrogen-Fuel Pollution Takes Aim at California Governor's Plans
November 19, 2004 12:00 AM - Harrison Sheppard, Daily News, Los Angeles
A report issued Thursday by a Libertarian think tank seeks to debunk Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plans for a "hydrogen highway," by claiming hydrogen-fueled vehicles will make little difference in reducing harmful emissions.