public interest groups

Lawsuit Filed to Close Toxic Toys Loophole

Lawsuit Filed to Close Toxic Toys Loophole

NEW YORK, New York, December 5, 2008 (ENS) – Two nonprofit public interest groups filed a lawsuit Thursday to enforce a congressional ban on toxic toys that takes effect next February. The Natural Resources Defemse Council and Public Citizen filed the suit against the Consumer Product Safety Commission in federal court in New York seeking…

Big U.S. Corporations Urge Quick Carbon Cap-and-Trade Legislation

Big U.S. Corporations Urge Quick Carbon Cap-and-Trade Legislation

BOSTON, Massachusetts, November 19, 2008 (ENS) – Five large U.S. corporations and a coalition of investors and environmental groups today announced that they have formed a new organization to lobby for strong U.S. climate and energy legislation in early 2009 to spur a clean energy economy and reduce global warming. The founding members of Business…

Supreme Court May Bar Groups From Contesting Federal Rules

Supreme Court May Bar Groups From Contesting Federal Rules

WASHINGTON, DC, October 9, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared sympathetic to a legal position held by the Bush administration that would limit environmentalists and other public interest groups from challenging federal regulations. The case centers on a dispute over rules imposed by the U.S. Forest Service, but legal experts contend…