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Archive for 2009

Largest Environmental Bankruptcy in U.S. History Will Result in Payment of $1.79 Billion towards Environmental Cleanup and Restoration / Largest recovery of money for hazardous waste clean up

EPA Press Release

WASHINGTON—As a result of the largest environmental bankruptcy in U.S. history, $1.79 billion has been paid to fund environmental cleanup and restoration under a bankruptcy reorganization of American Smelting and Refining Comp...

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EPA says greenhouse gases are harmful


WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency has concluded greenhouse gases are endangering people's health and must be regulated, signaling that the Obama administration is prepared to contain global warming without congressional action i...

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Opportunities and Challenges Await Implementation of California’s Green Chemistry Initiative

By Edward L. Quevedo and John R. Till

Introduction and Overview

California has long been viewed as a leader in the development of policies and regulations that create economic d...

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US, stricter controls are called on organic personal care products

Green Planet

On November 5, 2009, the USDA National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) passed a recommendation for "solving the problem of mislabeled organic personal care products." The recommendation urges the US Department for Agriculture Nation...

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Dr. Bronner’s sees lawsuit as defence against ‘organic’ label

By Joysa Winter, Functional Ingredients

In April 2007, Dr Bronner's Magic Soaps filed a lawsuit in California Superior Court, under the state's unfair-competition law, against numerous personal-care brands using 'organic' claims on their labels...

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Solar Flare Ups

By Ed Humes, California Lawyer

True or false: California's plan to generate massive amounts of clean, sustainable solar power is a win for everyone-liberal or conservative, environmentalist or business executive.

Answer: True ... but on...

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Hasta La Vista, Power-Hungry TVs

By Cliff Edwards, BusinessWeek

How green is your TV? If you're like most people, you have no idea how much energy your television uses. Yet as screens have grown bigger in recent years, the amount of electricity gobbled up by TVs has soared. Th...

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America’s Most Toxic Cities

By Francesca Levy, Forbes

Poor air quality, lack of clean water and a high rate of superfund sites make these metros most contaminated.

In Atlanta, Ga., you'll find southern gentility, a world-class music scene--and 21,000 pounds of env...

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Eskimo Village Loses Global Warming Suit

By Rita Cicero, Andrews Environmental Litigation Reporter

A federal judge in California has dismissed public nuisance claims an Alaska Eskimo village brought against 24 oil and gas companies for allegedly endangering their health and welfare by...

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San Diego sues several parties involved in bay cleanup

By Mike Lee, San Diego Union-Tribune

San Diego has sued more than a dozen current and former companies, along with the Navy and the port district, to minimize any city payments for cleaning up tainted sediment in San Diego Bay.

Lawyers ...

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