BP Exploration in Alaska Plans Big Projects for Next Decade
November 19, 2004 12:00 AM - Richard Richtmyer, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska
BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. plans to spend more than $10 billion on capital projects over the next decade, a company executive said Thursday.
California Air Regulators Set Tougher Fuel Standards for Watercraft, Railroads
November 19, 2004 12:00 AM - Don Thompson, Associated Press
Entering an area of pollution regulation that had been solely the federal government's job, California regulators Thursday set fuel standards for watercraft and locomotives that will be broader and will take effect sooner than impending federal rules.
DuPont Study Finds High C8 Levels in Blood of Parkesburg, W.Va., Residents
November 18, 2004 12:00 AM - Ken Ward Jr., The Charleston Gazette, W.Va.
A DuPont Co. study found high levels of the toxic chemical C8 in the blood of residents near its Parkersburg plant, according to documents provided to federal regulators.
Judge Rules Against Elmore, Ohio, Workers in Toxic Beryllium Dust Case
November 18, 2004 12:00 AM - James Drew, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio
In a victory for Brush Wellman, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled yesterday that up to 7,000 contract workers who may have been exposed to unsafe levels of toxic beryllium dust at the company's plant near Elmore cannot file a class-action lawsuit against the firm.
Environmental Group Sues Over Relaxed Oil Drilling Rules
November 18, 2004 12:00 AM - Janet Elliott, Houston Chronicle
The Bush administration was accused Wednesday of buckling under pressure from Houston-based Davis Brothers Inc. when it changed rules for directional drilling of oil and gas reserves under Big Thicket and other national parks.
Honda to Lease 2 Fuel-Cell Vehicles to State of New York
November 17, 2004 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo
American Honda Motor Co. said Tuesday it has signed a contract with the state of New York for leasing two hydrogen-powered fuel-cell vehicles for two years.
Denver-based Luca Seeks to Capture Natural Gas from Wyoming Coal Deposits
November 17, 2004 12:00 AM - Steve Raabe, The Denver Post
Gas-producing bacteria munching on Wyoming coal may be a key solution to the nation's energy future, a Denver company claimed Tuesday.
Wiscasset, Maine, Project Seeks to Produce Fuel Cells for Electricity
November 17, 2004 12:00 AM - Tux Turkel, Portland Press Herald, Maine
The Chewonki Foundation has started construction on a $240,000 demonstration project designed to use renewable energy to generate hydrogen and power fuel cells for electricity production.
Solar Homes Win City Council Approval in Gilroy, Calif.
November 17, 2004 12:00 AM - Serdar Tumgoren, The Dispatch, Gilroy, Calif.
A project to construct Gilroy's first solar-powered homes received final approval from city council Monday night.
North Carolina Sues Tennessee Valley Authority Over Power Plant Emissions
November 16, 2004 12:00 AM - Dave Flessner, Chattanooga Times/Free Press, Tenn.
North Carolina's attorney general announced plans Monday to sue the Tennessee Valley Authority to try to limit emissions from coal-fired power plants in Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky.