Federal Agency May Appeal Power Plant OK
January 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Sara Shipley, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Federal wildlife officials are considering appealing a permit for a proposed power plant in Southern Illinois that they believe will harm the air at Missouri's Mingo National Wildlife Refuge.
Environmental Group's Study Criticizes Manatee FPL Plant
January 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Att Griswold, The Bradenton Herald, Fla.
As President Bush's Clear Skies legislation was being discussed by a U.S. Senate committee Wednesday, a state environmental group released data suggesting that more than 60 percent of Florida power plants have increased harmful emissions in the past decade.
Bush Administration Pushes Plan to Change Air Pollution Regulation
January 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Kilian, Chicago Tribune
The Bush administration embarked Wednesday on a renewed effort to replace large sections of the Clean Air Act with the president's more flexible and industry friendly Clear Skies policies.
Australian Government Says It Won't Back Anti-Whaling Lawsuit
January 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Meraiah Foley, Associated Press
Australia's government will not support a court action by an animal rights group against a Japanese whaling company over allegations it illegally killed hundreds of whales inside an Australian whale sanctuary, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Phoenix Officials Urge Residents To Boil Water Because of Treatment Plant Problems
January 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Beth DeFalco, Associated Press
The 1.5 million residents of Phoenix were warned Tuesday to boil their drinking water or use bottled water as a precaution because of problems at treatment plants, and to take conservation measures.
Federal Officials To Sue after Gas Leak from State Oil Company on Mexico's Gulf Coast
January 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Miguel Hernandez
An unknown amount of liquid gas leaked from a pipeline operated by Mexico's state oil company and spread to at least two rivers in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, prompting the evacuation of 2,000 people, officials said Tuesday.
State Logging Plan Draws Objections from Conservation Groups
January 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Misty Edgecomb, Bangor Daily News
A Maine Department of Conservation plan to raise money by logging state park properties came under fire during a legislative hearing Monday morning.
Early Settlers Made Australian Desert, Study Finds
January 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
Settlers who came to Australia 50,000 years ago and set fires that burned off natural flora and fauna may have triggered a cataclysmic weather change that turned the country's interior into the dry desert it is today, U.S. and Australian researchers said Tuesday.
Alaskan Urges Gas Research Funding
January 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Richard Mauer, Anchorage Daily News
Sharp increases in natural gas prices and concern over long-term supply brought dozens of suggested solutions to a special work session of the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee on Monday.
Pataki, Schwarzenegger Urge Congress Not To Weaken States' Environmental Powers
January 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Devlin Barrett, Associated Press
New York Gov. George Pataki and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger are pressing Congress to protect key parts of the Clean Air Act as lawmakers and the Bush administration seek to change the law.