business versus environment

Turtle safety puts shallow Gulf of Mexico off-limits to longliners

Article: Turtle safety puts shallow Gulf of Mexico off-limits to longliners

WASHINGTON, DC, April 30, 2009 (ENS) – An emergency fisheries closure to protect threatened sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico was announced Wednesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA. Conservation groups were pleased with the move, but commercial fishermen said many small businesses will go under as a result. The six-month closure…

Judge allows Los Angeles Ports' clean trucks to roll on

Article: Judge allows Los Angeles Ports' clean trucks to roll on

WASHINGTON, DC, April 16, 2009 (ENS) – A federal judge in Washington Wednesday upheld the Clean Truck Program at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, calling it an “ambitious, multi-faceted program to reduce high levels of air pollution while also striving to improve the Ports’ safety and security.” In his ruling, Judge Richard…