Pennsylvania Denies Company's Request to Resume Washington County Mining
December 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Citing the threat of immediate environmental harm, the state Environmental Hearing Board has denied a mining company's request to resume longwall mining under a tributary of Maple Creek in Washington County.

Wind, Solar Power Would Boost New Jersey Economy, Study Says
December 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Kevin G. DeMarrais, The Record, Hackensack, N.J.

A proposed renewable energy program would cost New Jersey homeowners as little as $5 a year and provide economic and health benefits to the state, a Rutgers University study has found.

Seattle Nonprofit Offers Solo Drivers Payment to Ditch Cars
December 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Karen Gaudette, The Seattle Times

Cranky after creeping through the Kirkland Crawl? Morose over the Mercer Mess? Burning to take a bus to Bellevue rather than brave the 520 bridge another day?

Chemicals Approved to Battle Soybean Rust in Virginia
December 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Greg Edwards, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va.

The Environmental Protection Agency has granted Virginia emergency exemptions to use six agricultural chemicals in the battle against soybean rust.

Group Concerned about Legislation's Wording, its Affect on Energy Facilities
December 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Tom Incantalupo, Newsday, Melville, N.Y.

A public advocacy group founded by Ralph Nader is warning that language quietly added by Washington lawmakers last month to appropriations legislation endangers state and local influence on the siting of energy facilities within their borders, such as the $700-million floating natural gas terminal proposed for eastern Long Island Sound.

Builders Turn More Towards Environmentally-Friendly Products as Costs Fall
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Will Shanley, The Denver Post

Construction companies, Bob Vila-types and architecture firms for years shied away from environmentally friendly products, citing high costs as a deterrent.

Oil-Eating Bacteria May Prove to be a Solution to U.S. Energy Needs
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Adam Wilmoth, The Daily Oklahoman

Hungry bacteria soon could breathe new life into some of Oklahoma's oldest oil fields if University of Oklahoma researcher Joseph Suflita's work proves successful.

Florida Utility to Offer Solar-Power Option for Extra Fee
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - David Fleshler, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Florida Power & Light plans to build a small solar energy facility in South Florida next year as part of a program that encourages electricity customers to pay an extra fee to support clean power.

Ohio Firm Hopes to Produce Electricity from Landfills
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Mary-Beth McLaughlin, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio

A hangar at the Huron County Airport will soon be home to an Ohio company that hopes to turn landfill gas into electricity all over the country.

Washington State Panel Seek Solution to Electronic Waste Disposal Issue
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Susan Gordon, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash.

Tons of potentially hazardous waste is piling up in household storage areas, closets, spare rooms and garages throughout the state.

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