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GM, Daimler to Cooperate on High-M ileage Hybrid Vehicles
December 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Matt Nauman, San Jose Mercury News, Calif.

General Motors and DaimlerChrysler said Monday that they're going to work together to make high-mileage hybrid vehicles, an acknowledgment of the growing importance of that segment of the auto market.

Impact of Expansion of Athens, Ga., Fiberglass Manufacturing Plant is Weighed
December 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Lee Shearer, Athens Banner-Herald, Ga.

A proposed expansion of Athens' CertainTeed fiberglass manufacturing plant could mean 119 new jobs at an average wage of $37,000 per year. It would add $1.4 million annually in local taxes, and mean a $140 million expansion project, much of that money going to local contractors.

Citizens' Groups Raise Concerns at Honeywell
December 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Joe Walker, The Paducah Sun, Ky.

Citizens' groups in two states want regulators to close a uranium mill in Colorado pending an investigation into the safety of 6,000 barrels of calcium fluoride waste shipped to the mill from the Honeywell International plant on U.S. 45 north of here.

Group Hopes to Lasso Breezes with 200 Windmills in Cambria County, Pa.
December 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Paula Reed Ward, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

When a 6,300-acre piece of property was purchased earlier this year, its only use was going to be for recreation — for riders of snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles, horses and mountain bikes.

Espanola, N.M., Waste Site Gets Cleanup Funds
December 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Adam Rankin, Albuquerque Journal, N.M.

An Espanola Superfund site, considered a top priority by the state, is getting federal funding for cleanup after more than five years on the federal toxic waste priority list.

Shipment of Hot Waste Returns to Hanford Energy Site in Washington State
December 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Annette Cary, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash.

A shipment of waste from Hanford to a permanent repository in New Mexico was stopped Friday in Colorado because one of the drums of waste may have been too radioactively hot.

Crabbers Remain in Limbo After Alaskan Oil Spill
December 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Craig Welch, The Seattle Times

With jeans matted with engine grease and boots sliding on the frozen deck, Greg Moyer hauled coils of rope off his boat and tried not to feel defeated.

Norwalk, Conn., Company Hopes to Shed Light on its Solar Illuminating Product
December 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Chris Bosak, The Hour, Norwalk, Conn.

Tucked into a corner of The Golf Training Center in Norwalk is the humble beginnings of Atlantic Daylighting.

Supreme Court's Decision Changes Rules on Toxic Waste Cleanups
December 14, 2004 12:00 AM - David Ivanovich, Houston Chronicle

In a decision that could slow the cleanup of the nation's most toxic waste, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that Cooper Industries could not be forced to help cover the cost of work at contaminated sites at Dallas' Love Field.

Beijing Puts Foot Down in Bid to Beat the Traffic
December 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

The half million new cars that have hit the road in Beijing over the past two years are causing severe congestion and air pollution, but the local government is convinced it can lick the problem in time for the 2008 Olympics.

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