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2009-04-17 16:10:00

WASHINGTON, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Sugarcane ethanol's carbon intensity is even lower than initially calculated by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), according to comments submitted today by the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA). CARB is scheduled to vote on the first-of-its- kind Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) on April 23-24. The objective of the LCFS is to reduce by 10% the carbon intensity of all transportation fuels in California by 2020. "Sugarcane...

2009-04-17 14:16:00

WASHINGTON, April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six energy companies, in three settlements, have agreed to install pollution control equipment at a cost of over $6 million to comply with the Clean Air Act at their natural gas producing facilities in the Uinta Basin, near Vernal, Utah, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The facilities are located on the Uintah & Ouray Indian Reservation. The series of three settlements with Bill Barrett Corp,...

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2009-04-17 15:40:00

In a turnabout important to global warming related regulation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was set to shift course and deem carbon dioxide a health risk on Friday. Environmental activists and their supporters in Congress were jubilant and industry groups were happy with the news of the move.  President Barack Obama is said by the White House to prefer legislation over administrative action to curb greenhouse emissions. In April 2007, five out of nine Supreme Court justices...

2009-04-08 17:27:00

LOS ANGELES, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) applauds the City of Los Angeles for its leadership in establishing the nation's first public-sector green building retrofit program that will create green jobs and reduce carbon emissions. The ordinance calls for the green retrofitting of all city-owned buildings over 7,500 square feet or built before 1978, using guidelines from the U.S. Green Business Council and others. It sets a goal of starting 100...

2009-04-07 16:34:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tom Buis, Chief Executive Officer of Growth Energy, a group committed to the promise of agriculture and growing America's economy through cleaner, greener energy, today released the following statement on Growth Energy's position on California's proposed Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS): "There has been some mischaracterization with respect to the position of Growth Energy and other ethanol producers on the Low Carbon Fuel Standard,"...

2009-04-07 13:23:00

Named Climate Action Champion WASHINGTON, April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Postal Service has added to its list of more than 70 environmental awards by accepting a Climate Action Champion Award. The U.S. Postal Service is one of only two organizations recognized for leadership in advancing climate policy. Presented by the California Climate Action Registry (CCAR), the award acknowledges the Postal Service's role in engaging and shaping public response to climate change and for...

2009-04-06 14:07:00

California Must Amend New Fuel Standard To Reflect True Costs of Oil SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, a leading national advocate for advanced biofuels released a new study showing that the production and use of a gallon of oil releases more climate change emissions than previously believed. The New Fuels Alliance study, conducted by an independent research firm, found that some gallons of oil release 20 percent more greenhouse gas emissions than assumed by the...

2009-04-01 11:00:00

Kaiser Permanente's Climate Footprint Efforts are Rewarded for Third Consecutive Year OAKLAND, Calif., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente has been named a "Climate Action Leader" for voluntarily calculating, verifying and publicly reporting its greenhouse gas emissions under the California Climate Action Registry. This is the third consecutive year Kaiser Permanente has won this award from the Registry, a private, nonprofit organization committed to solving climate change through...

2009-03-24 13:19:52

An U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finding on the dangers of global warming could force a change in national policy, environmental groups said. The conclusion that greenhouse gas emissions are dangerous was sent to the White House on Friday, The Washington Post reported. The newspaper said the finding could have major implications for the U.S. economy and environment. This is historic news, Frank O'Donnell of the public watchdog group Clean Air Watch told the Post. It will set the stage...

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2009-03-24 13:50:00

In a draft proposal sent to the White House on Friday, the United States Environmental Protection Agency said greenhouse gas emissions pose a significant threat to public health and welfare. The proposal outlined what it calls an "Endangerment Finding for Greenhouse Gases under the Clean Air Act," which could shape the future regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. "I think it's historic news," Frank O'Donnell of the environmental group Clean Air Watch told Reuters. "It is going to set the...