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2008-12-22 19:11:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to spread some much-needed eco-cheer this holiday season, electric auto manufacturer Global Electric Motorcars (GEM) and The West Valley Boys & Girls Club are coming together to implement Operation Green Toy 'Drive,' including a fun GEM-decorating experience, an education about environmental awareness, and of course, lots of presents! On Tuesday, December 23 at 4 p.m. (PST), Santa Claus will be delivering toys to children of the...

2008-12-11 15:53:00

Historic Vote Occurs as World Leaders Negotiate International Climate Deal SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California regulators today unanimously approved a plan to implement a law requiring the state to dramatically cut its global warming pollution, setting a precedent for national and international action, according to a law cosponsor. The law cosponsor, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), praised the California Air Resources Board for its historic vote to approve its...

2008-12-09 08:15:00

FAIRFIELD, N.J., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- SGS Consumer Testing Services announced today that its testing laboratory in Hong Kong has earned Third-Party Certifier (TPC) status from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for verification of composite wood products to ensure compliance with formaldehyde emission standards set forth in the California State Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM). SGS is the first testing organization to earn the TPC designation in China, offering local...

2008-12-05 11:13:00

Study Rebuts Critics' Call for Further Analysis before Adopting AB32 Scoping Plan SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study released today concludes that state-of-the-science economic models, including those used for CARB's economic analyses of California's Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32), are not capable of simulating the fundamental changes in California's economy that AB 32 measures are likely to cause. While critics of ARB claim that costs might be...

2008-12-05 16:40:00

Rule Makes Smart Economic Sense, Will Stimulate Economy, Save Lives SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 5, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Schwarzenegger Administration's proposed truck clean-up rule, which the California Air Resources Board (CARB) will vote on next Friday, will provide a much-needed boost to the economy and cut billions of dollars in health care-related costs each year for truckers and other Californians. "The death and disease toll from diesel truck pollution represents an enormous...

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2008-12-03 11:35:00

Florida's Environmental Regulation Commission has voted to support a tighter set of auto-emission standards in an effort to battle global warming. The 6-1 decision came on Tuesday when regulators approved the plan proposed by Republican Gov. Charlie Crist. "This vote makes Florida a national leader in the fight to curb global warming," said David Guest, managing attorney for the Florida office of Earth-justice. "Environmentally speaking, it is a giant step forward." The vote still faces...

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2008-11-26 13:30:00

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said on Tuesday that a federal agency's proposal to regulate carbon dioxide emissions would cripple the economy of the leading energy producing U.S. state. The Texas Governor asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to suppress the urge to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, citing the "devastating implications for Texas' economy and energy industry." Perry told EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson that expansion of EPA regulation would create "massive costs" and...

2008-11-12 09:00:28

CHICAGO, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United Airlines will become the first U.S. carrier to demonstrate how next-generation technologies could save more than two thousand gallons of fuel and cut up to 55,000 pounds of carbon emissions on a single, trans-Pacific flight. As part of the Asia and South Pacific Initiative to Reduce Emissions (ASPIRE), United flight 870 will fly from Sydney to San Francisco on Nov. 14 and will use up to the minute fuel data, priority takeoff clearance, the...

2008-11-11 12:00:14

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If Washington is going to give yet another loan-guarantee bailout to Detroit automakers, the price tag for doing so should include requiring the car manufacturers to end their four-year-long legal assault against global warming laws in California and three other states (Vermont, Rhode Island and New Mexico), according to 40MPG.org and TheCLEAN.org, which are projects of the Civil Society Institute. The groups also called on Congress and the...

2008-10-17 15:00:20

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States District Court for the Central District of California will hold a fairness hearing on November 24, 2008 to consider whether to approve a Proposed Settlement in a class action lawsuit involving Union Oil Company of California and Unocal Corporation (Unocal). The class action is entitled In Re Reformulated Gasoline (RFG) Antitrust & Patent Litigation, MDL Case No. 05-1671 CAS (VBKx) and involves claims that Unocal...