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Governor Rell Positions Connecticut for Plug-In Hybrids

Governor Rell Positions Connecticut for Plug-In Hybrids

HARTFORD, Connecticut, July 28, 2008 (ENS) – There is more to encouraging the use of hybrid-electric vehicles than simply plugging them in, said Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell today. “We need to make sure the state’s electric infrastructure is ready for the additional demand, and we want to avoid problems that could crop up if,…

New York Governor Encourages Unique Clean Coal Plant

New York Governor Encourages Unique Clean Coal Plant

ALBANY, New York, June 12, 2008 (ENS) – New York Governor David Paterson Tuesday announced that the state would offer up to $6 million in financial support for construction of a coal-fired power demonstration plant in Jamestown that will be the first of its kind in the world. The Jamestown coal plant would burn coal…

Pepsi Bottling Group Trucker Penalized for Air Pollution

Pepsi Bottling Group Trucker Penalized for Air Pollution

SACRAMENTO, California, April 7, 2008 (ENS) – One of Pepsi Bottling Group’s overland trucking contractors has been fined $280,125 by the state of California for violating air quality laws during 2006-2007. The California Air Resources Board, ARB, said Friday that New Bern Transport Corporation of Indianapolis, Indiana failed to conduct required inspections of their heavy…

Shell's Deer Park Refinery Emissions Draw Legal Action

Shell's Deer Park Refinery Emissions Draw Legal Action

HOUSTON, Texas, January 9, 2008 (ENS) – Sierra Club and Environment Texas filed a lawsuit Tuesday in federal district court against Shell Oil Company and several affiliates. The groups claim that Shell has repeatedly violated the Clean Air Act at its Deer Park, Texas, oil refinery and chemical plant, resulting in the release of millions…

Designer Spotlight: Q Collection Junior

Designer Spotlight: Q Collection Junior

When it comes to combining rigorous sustainability standards with high-end design, it doesn’t get much better than Q Collection [www.qcollection.com], whom we’ve spotlighted before [www.sundance.tv] for their excellent work. If you’re looking to combine top-notch design with top-to-bottom sustainability considerations, you can’t go wrong with Q, so we’re excited to see that they’ve extended their…

The Rise of Green Chemistry

The Rise of Green Chemistry

Chemistry has traditionally been a science that necessitates working with toxic chemicals and pollution-intensive materials. Recently, a new field of chemistry called “Green Chemistry” has begun to be taught in universities. The use of toxic chemicals and harmful pollutants has been stripped out of the scientific process. The EPA’s mission statement on Green Chemistry aims…