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Clean Truck Program at California Ports Headed Back to Court

Clean Truck Program at California Ports Headed Back to Court

WASHINGTON, DC, October 30, 2008 (ENS) – Less than one month old, the Clean Trucks Program at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach has run into another legal roadblock. In a closed-session meeting in Washington on Wednesday, the three-member Federal Maritime Commission voted 2-1 to seek a court injunction against key components of…

Congress Allows Offshore Oil Drilling Ban to Expire

Congress Allows Offshore Oil Drilling Ban to Expire

WASHINGTON, DC, September 30, 2008 (ENS) – President George W. Bush today signed a consolidated appropriations bill that funds government operations through March 2009, including disaster relief. The measure also lifts a long-standing legislative ban on offshore oil and gas leasing cherished by conservationists. Earlier this year, President Bush lifted an executive moratorium on oil…

McCain Scores Zero on 2007 Environmental Voting Record

McCain Scores Zero on 2007 Environmental Voting Record

WASHINGTON, DC, February 21, 2008 (ENS) – In the 2007 National Environmental Scorecard released today by the League of Conservation Voters, Republican presidential hopeful Senator John McCain received a score of zero. The Scorecard is an annual measure of lawmakers’ votes on environmental issues. McCain, an Arizona Republican, scored 0 percent in 2007 due to…