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Mattel Settles With 39 States Over Toxic Lead in Toys

Mattel Settles With 39 States Over Toxic Lead in Toys

BOSTON, Massachusetts, December 15, 2008 (ENS) – Giant toy maker Mattel, and its subsidiary, Fisher-Price, today reached a settlement with 39 states, resolving a 15 month investigation into the events that led to a voluntary recall of the companies’ toys for excessive lead paint in 2007. The consent judgment, filed today in Suffolk Superior Court,…

U.S. EPA Chills Progress Towards Regulating Greenhouse Gases

U.S. EPA Chills Progress Towards Regulating Greenhouse Gases

WASHINGTON, DC, July 11, 2008 (ENS) – The Bush administration today asked for public comment on a long list of options for controlling greenhouse gas emissions under existing federal law, but emphasized that it has no intention of pursuing any of them. The announcement confirms that the Bush administration will not move to regulate greenhouse…

Boston's Charles River Cleaner Now Than Ever

Boston's Charles River Cleaner Now Than Ever

BOSTON, Massachusetts, April 28, 2008 (ENS) – The Charles River now has the best water quality for boating and swimming since the intensive Clean Charles Initiative began in 1995, federal and state environment officials said Friday. However, there still is growing concern about elevated levels of nutrients from stormwater runoff, especially phosphorus. The U.S. Environmental…

Largest Financial Services Firm Joins Sustainability Network

Largest Financial Services Firm Joins Sustainability Network

BOSTON, Massachusetts, April 6, 2008 (ENS) – The world’s largest financial services company, Citi Inc., has joined a network of investors, environmental groups and other public interest organizations working with companies to address sustainability challenges. Companies that join the Ceres company network commit to making continuous strides in improving their sustainability performance and reporting practices…