Western States Kept in Dark on Moving Nuclear Waste, Governors Say
October 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Patty Henetz, The Salt Lake Tribune
Utah and Nevada are at the end of the funnel for the tens of thousands of rail and truck shipments of nuclear waste heading for the proposed Yucca Mountain and Private Fuel Storage (PFS) disposal sites.
Artic Cat Displays New Cleaner Snowmobiles During Interior Secretary's Tour
October 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Elisa L. Rineheart, Grand Forks Herald, N.D.
Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton visited Arctic Cat here Tuesday as part of a regional tour to check the progress of snowmobile manufacturers in complying with EPA's stricter environmental standards.
Contractors Say Furnace System Tuneup Can Cut Fuel Bill, Add Peace of Mind
October 12, 2004 12:00 AM - Stacy Wong, The Hartford Courant, Conn.
Ask heating contractors how much it costs to have your home furnace cleaned and tuned up, and you'll get answers ranging from $50 to $200.
Firm Proposes West Texas as Nuclear Waste Site
October 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Scott Streater, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas
A Dallas-based company wants to dispose of tons of uranium waste in far West Texas, a move critics say could make the state a dumping ground for the nation's radioactive waste.
New Ideas Propel the Alternative Hybrid Cars to Mainstream
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Jamie Butters, Detroit Free Press
While they are still derided by some as an uneconomical fad, gasoline-electric hybrid cars and light trucks are proliferating and their sales volumes are growing, too.
Legislative Bid to Bar Nuclear Waste in Utah Fails
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Robert Gehrke, The Salt Lake Tribune
A bid to block nuclear waste from being stored on the Skull Valley Indian Reservation failed late Thursday as senators objected to its inclusion in a sweeping defense bill.
L.A.'s Waste May Wind up in San Diego County if Proposal Goes Through
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Anne Riley-Katz, North County Times, Escondido, Calif.
Garbage from trash cans in Los Angeles could face a 100-mile commute to a North County landfill if the city accepts one of five waste-hauling proposals submitted this summer.
Japanese Cars Top Government's List of Most Fuel Efficient
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Dee-ann Durbin, Associated Press
Japanese vehicles dominate the government's annual list of vehicles with the best fuel economy, but Ford Motor Co. can claim the most fuel efficient pickup and sport utility vehicle.
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.
California Bill Letting Hybrid Autos Use Car-Pool Lanes May Fail in Washington
October 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Lisa Mascaro, Daily News, Los Angeles
Although state legislators easily passed a bill allowing solo-occupant hybrid cars to use car-pool lanes, the new law faces a tough fight in Washington and might not take effect on Jan. 1.