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2009-09-24 06:30:00

Unusual ConocoPhillips & Occidental Petroleum Contributions Noted SACRAMENTO, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the California Secretary of States' web-site, ConocoPhillips and Occidental Petroleum made donations totaling $50,000(1) to Governor Schwarzenegger's Dream Team, ballot measure committee account. Each company made a $25,000 contribution on September 10, 2009. "The contribution from oil companies with significant dirty coal-interests(2)(3) reaffirms the need...

2009-09-14 08:54:00

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stamford Industrial Group, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SIDG, "SIG" or the "Company"), today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Concord Steel, Inc. ("Concord"), which constitutes substantially all of the Company's assets, filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code (the "Bankruptcy Code"), in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio (the "Court") under the caption...

2009-08-13 16:06:00

Fleet Mgt. Ltd. Agrees to Pay $10 Million for Pollution and Obstruction Crimes WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fleet Management Ltd., a Hong Kong-based ship management firm, pleaded guilty today to a criminal violation of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 for its role in negligently causing the discharge of more than 50,000 gallons of fuel oil into San Francisco Bay from the Cosco Busan when the vessel struck the San Francisco Bay Bridge in dense fog on Nov. 7, 2007. Fleet...

2009-07-22 12:00:00

CLAREMONT, Calif., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Claremont McKenna College's Roberts Environmental Center today released a detailed analysis of the social responsibility reporting efforts of the world's top entertainment corporations. All but the highest-scoring company is based in the US. The report contains a compilation of Pacific Sustainability Index scores evaluating the environmental and social reporting of the 14 entertainment companies on the 2008 Fortune Global 500 and Fortune 1000...

2009-07-21 10:32:00

LAS VEGAS, July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Pacific Corporation (Nasdaq: APFC) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary Ampac Fine Chemicals LLC (AFC) has received recognition from the Department of Toxic Substances Control of California (DTSC) and the Chemical Industry Council of California (CICC) Pollution Prevention Challenge Program for the "implementation of streamlined sustainable cleaning activities in its chemical manufacturing process." Dr. Aslam Malik,...

2009-07-17 16:43:00

Pilot Sentenced to Serve 10 Months in Federal Prison WASHINGTON, July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John Joseph Cota, the pilot who caused the Cosco Busan, a 900-foot long container ship, to collide with the San Francisco Bay Bridge and discharge approximately 53,000 gallons of oil into San Francisco Bay, was today sentenced to serve 10 months in federal prison by U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston for the Northern District of California, the Justice Department announced. Cota, who...

2009-06-30 15:17:00

EPA approves waiver that would reduce tailpipe emissions and complement efforts to pass federal global warming bill SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Motor vehicle drivers in the 13 states that have adopted California's Clean Car Standards approved earlier today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would save hundreds of dollars annually at the gas pump while reducing heat-trapping greenhouse gases, according to a report issued today by Environmental...

2009-06-30 09:29:00

Action Will Reduce Global Warming, Cut Reliance on Foreign Oil, Save Consumers Money at the Gas Pump SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision today to grant California's long-standing request to carry out Clean Car standards immediately clears the way for emission standards in California and 13 additional states to cut global warming pollution. The Agency's decision revs up the drive to national greenhouse gas emission...

2009-05-19 14:19:00

Roberts Environmental Center gives top marks to Mirant and Pinnacle West Capital CLAREMONT, Calif., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Roberts Environmental Center of Claremont McKenna College (CMC) today released a detailed analysis of the social responsibility reporting efforts of America's top energy and utilities corporations. The two reports contain a compilation of Pacific Sustainability Index scores evaluating the environmental and social reporting of the 48 U.S. energy and utilities...

2009-05-19 15:51:00

Roberts Environmental Center analyzes the World's largest companies in the motor vehicles & parts, forest & paper products, industrial & farm equipment; consumer food, food production & beverages; and telecommunications, network & peripherals sectors CLAREMONT, Calif., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Roberts Environmental Center of Claremont McKenna College (CMC) today released a detailed analysis of the social responsibility reporting efforts of many of the World's top...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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