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Middletown, Ohio, Steel Company Gets Grant to Meet Pollution Standards
October 19, 2004 12:00 AM - Middletown Journal, Ohio
AK Steel Corp. will receive $150,000 in an Ohio Business and Roadwork Development grant, the state said Monday.
Puget Sound Oil-Spill Costs Surpass $1 million in Washington State
October 19, 2004 12:00 AM - Susan Gordon, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash.
The cleanup bill for Thursday's South Sound oil spill now exceeds $1 million, and investigators still haven't figured out who's to blame.
One Way to Beat Higher Home Heating Prices Is Energy Conservation
October 18, 2004 12:00 AM - Eileen Alt Powell, Associated Press
When cold winds blow this winter, consumers are going to have to pay more to keep their homes warm. That makes energy conservation an important goal.
Hitachi to Develop Next-Generation Nuclear Reactor in United States with GE
October 18, 2004 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo
Hitachi Ltd. will build a next-generation nuclear power reactor jointly with General Electric Co., participating in a U.S. project to resume the construction of nuclear power plants, Hitachi officials said Monday.
Fresno, Calif., Conference on Alternative Fuels Looks at Job-Making Potential
October 16, 2004 12:00 AM - Robert Rodriguez, The Fresno Bee, Calif.
Factories turning corn, garbage and manure into fuel have the potential to create new jobs, pump money into the economy and reduce the dependence on foreign oil, according to speakers at a Fresno conference on alternative fuels.
Lancaster County, Pa.-Based Chemical Firm Joins EPA Partnership Program
October 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Lancaster New Era, Pa.
Sylvin Technologies Inc. was set today to become the first Lancaster County company to join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Partnership for Environmental Priorities program.
Exxon Mobil to Take $550 Million Charge Against Earnings in Court Case
October 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press, Dallas
Exxon Mobil Corp. said Friday it would take a $550 million charge against earnings to cover potential costs in a class-action lawsuit brought by gas station dealers.
Pennsylvania Scores Wind-Power Coup
October 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Akweli Parker, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Pennsylvania messed with Texas, and won.
EPA Tells Fontana, Calif., Aluminum Recycling Firm to Limit Emissions
October 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Naomi Kresge, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Calif.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered aluminum recyler Timco, Standard and Tandem, Inc. earlier this month to take steps to lower the levels of dioxin it emits.
High Taxes at the Pump Help Britain Maintain Flat Gas Consumption
October 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Thomas Wagner, Associated Press
In Britain, drivers pay nearly three times what Americans do for gasoline at the pump, and the high taxes that cause the huge difference have never managed to achieve one of the government's main goals: reducing the number of cars on the road.