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5 October 2001

US lawmaker - utilities must cut 4 pollutants, not 3

Author: Chris Baltimore, Reuters

A high-stakes meeting to discuss proposed changes to the Clean Air Act began yesterday with the head of the Senate Environment committee vowing to hold U.S. electric utilities accountable for cutting emissions. Democrats want to require utilities to...

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4 October 2001

US gov't reports set stage for multi-pollutant debate

Author: Chris Baltimore, Reuters

Tightening the Clean Air Act to limit toxic emissions by U.S. power plants would boost power generation costs by tens of billions of dollars over the next 20 years, the U.S. government said in a new pair of reports.

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3 October 2001

Ameren's Union Electric cited for chemical spill [USA]

Author: Reuters

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 filed an administrative complaint against Ameren Corp.'s Union Electric Co. subsidiary for failure to report a hazardous chemical release in Venice, Illinois, in a timely manner, the EPA said yesterday.

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2 October 2001

UK power industry should keep eye on environment

Author: Reuters

Britain's competitive power industry has done much to improve its environmental record but pressure to cut costs must not be allowed to dilute efforts to keep the environment clean, the head of the environment agency said last week.

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1 October 2001

Businesses Convey Interest in Sustainable Mobility

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1 October 2001

report: ''Mobility 2001''

Author: World Business Council on Sustainable Development

[also available in español & français]

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1 October 2001

Venezuela: Pemón fight power project

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1 October 2001

Venezuela: Pemón fight power project

Author: Survival International

The Pemón Indians live in the Gran Sabana, a UNESCO World Heritage area of grasslands and forest in south-east Venezuela. In contravention of international law and Venezuela's own constitution, the government has not recognised the land ownership...

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28 September 2001

Company directors must show zero tolerance of pollution [UK]

Author: Environment Agency [UK Government]

Pollution is still being treated as an acceptable risk by too many businesses in England and Wales, the Chief Executive of the Environment Agency said today. A culture change is needed across management, Barbara Young said, with zero tolerance for...

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27 September 2001

EPA Partners with Businesses to Promote Green Power [U.S.]

Author: Mark Thomsen, SocialFunds.com

Voluntary program has enlisted companies, cities, universities and others with the aim of boosting the market for renewable energy. The [U.S.] Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently launched the Green Power Partnership, a voluntary program to...

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