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Court Overturns Illegal Bush-era Soot Pollution Standard

Article: Court Overturns Illegal Bush-era Soot Pollution Standard

WASHINGTON, DC, February 25, 2009 (ENS) – A federal appeals court Tuesday ruled that Bush-era clean air standards were insufficient, sending them back to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to be rewritten in a way that will better protect public health. The court decided that the Bush EPA had acted illegally in issuing weak air…

New York State Sets Wind Industry Ethics Code

Article: New York State Sets Wind Industry Ethics Code

ALBANY, New York, October 31, 2008 (ENS) – As the result of a state investigation into possible improper relationships between wind energy developers and New York state officials, the State of New York Thursday established a new Wind Industry Ethics Code. Developed by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, the new code sets forth guidelines to facilitate…

Court Ruling Ends Unpermitted Ballast Water Discharge

Article: Court Ruling Ends Unpermitted Ballast Water Discharge

SAN FRANCISCO, California, July 29, 2008 (ENS) – Three environmental groups and six states have won a court ruling that requires oceangoing freighters to get a permit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency before they can discharge polluted ballast water in U.S. waters. The decision will affect all U.S. coastal waters, including those of the…

Upstate New York Fire Academy Costly to Clean

Article: Upstate New York Fire Academy Costly to Clean

ROCHESTER, New York, January 17, 2008 (ENS) – Some of the country’s largest corporations are required to reimburse the state of New York a total of nearly $1.6 million for cleanup costs at the Rochester Fire Academy, a hazardous waste site in Monroe County once used to train firefighters. Attorney General Andrew Cuomo Wednesday announced…