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2013-01-15 16:21:19

The Department of Toxic Substances Control skipped a required Environmental Impact Report that would show detriment to already stressed community SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today called on the Department of Toxic Substances Control to reverse its grant of a permit to CleanTech Environmental for a new Irwindale facility to process hazardous waste and recycle used motor oil because the department skipped a proper assessment of the...

2013-01-14 16:21:23

DAVIS, Calif., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, the Planning and Conservation League and PCL Foundation held their annual legislative symposium to educate conservation advocates, grassroots activists, and attorneys about California's most pressing legislative environmental issues. In light of ongoing efforts by business and development interests - including some in the State Legislature - to drastically weaken the California Environmental Quality Act, this year's symposium...

2012-12-14 12:22:31

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The advancements in clean diesel technology over the past decade in conjunction with new research and development in all modes of diesel engines will play a major role in helping meet the updated Clean Air Act particulate matter (soot) standards announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120201/MM46474LOGO ) "For the last decade, diesel technology has undergone a fundamental...

2012-12-07 20:21:22

INDIO, Calif., Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Salton Sea Authority board has appointed Roger Shintaku as the group's new executive director. Shintaku, a civil engineer and technical director at Elan Associates in Corona, will begin work in January and participate in his first board meeting on Jan. 20. Shintaku's background includes experience in strategic planning, project development, water resource planning and liaison work with governmental agencies. In addition, he has helped secure...

2012-11-30 08:20:26

ONTARIO, Calif., Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 10, 2012, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced that Boshart Engineering, Inc. had achieved verification of the BE Econix Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) active metal system with the industry's first safety device for a DPF. This verification has allowed Boshart to immediately market and install systems with their safety device to support California fleet regulations and air quality improvement efforts. "We were able...

2012-11-27 16:20:23

AUDUBON, Pa., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has extended and modified its verification of Johnson Matthey's A(dv)CCRT(TM) system, a ruling that will provide even greater flexibility to end users requiring Level 3+ PM reduction. Initially verified for a duty cycle requiring 230 degree C for 40 percent of the cycle, the latest extension now allows for not only the original temperature profile, but also adds a second optional duty cycle allowing use for...

2012-11-16 20:20:24

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today praised the Department of Toxic Substances Control for 72 citations of Chemical Waste Management Inc. for failing to report spills of hazardous waste at its hazardous waste and PCB landfill over a four-year period, but said now the department should follow through with a permit denial. The department referred the case to the state Attorney General's Office. If the company is charged $25,000 for...

2012-11-13 12:22:41

91% of Small Business Owners Believe Chemical Industry Should Be Held Responsible for Safe Chemicals in Marketplace LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. small business owners want the chemical industry to be responsible for toxic chemicals safety in the marketplace, according to a new poll commissioned by the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC). Small business owners nationwide show strong support for stricter regulation of toxic chemicals. The October...

2012-10-25 11:21:51

Points Out Small fines, Misunderstanding of Powers, and Calls for Action in Three Cases SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog sent a letter today to the head of California's Department of Toxic Substances Control urging the agency to stop stalling and sanction or pull permits of serial environmental violators, including Chevron and Evergreen Oil, a used oil-re-refiner. A third case, that of hazardous waste processor Phibro-Tech in the largely...

2012-10-25 07:25:27

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Diesel Technology Forum issued the following statement today regarding the study published this week by the University of California-Berkeley comparing diesel and gasoline emissions. Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum, issued this statement: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120201/MM46474LOGO) "There have been several studies and reports released this year regarding diesel emissions,...