Ownership of LNG Site Challenged
January 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Diane Lindquist, The San Diego Union-Tribune
A lawsuit filed in Baja California state court claims Sempra Energy LNG does not own the property on which it plans to build a liquefied natural gas receiving terminal.
ChevronTexaco Officials Outline 2 Projects that May Affect Coastal Environment
January 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Karen Nelson, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss.
ChevronTexaco officials outlined to Sierra Club members Wednesday night two projects at or near the Pascagoula Refinery that would effect the Coastal environment a terminal to warm and disburse liquified natural gas and a refinery expansion.
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.