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2010-06-09 09:24:00

WASHINGTON, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A group of 24 trade associations representing a broad range of employers that provide jobs to millions of Americans is urging U.S. senators to bar the Environmental Protection Agency from going around Congress to regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act. The group has sent a letter to all senators urging them to support Senate Joint Resolution 26, a bipartisan measure introduced by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). The...

2010-06-09 08:51:00

Protecting EPA's Authority Vital; Addressing Co-Pollutants Critical to Protecting Nation's Vulnerable WASHINGTON, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by the Environmental Justice and Science Initiative: Leading voices in environmental justice, science, and other academic areas have joined together in finding common ground on concerns of the health impacts of climate change. In a letter to Congressional and Administration leaders, signers urge Congress to...

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2010-05-26 11:04:58

The first new projections of future aircraft emissions in 10 years predicts that carbon dioxide and other gases from air traffic will become a significant source of global warming as they double or triple by 2050. The study is in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology, a semi-monthly journal. Bethan Owen and colleagues note that aviation is not now one of the main drivers of global warming, with international aviation (source of 60 percent of carbon dioxide emissions from aircraft) not...

2010-05-21 12:00:00

Helped Assemble Coalition That Proposed Medium- And Heavy-Duty Fuel Standards WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) today praised the White House for advancing a plan to put into place the first-ever fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks. SAFE worked together with The Accord Group throughout the year to help create and support the Heavy-Duty Fuel Efficiency Leadership Group, a diverse coalition of medium- and heavy-duty...

2010-05-21 09:55:00

ARLINGTON, Va., May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The auto industry met at the White House today to announce their continued support of a single national policy to increase fuel efficiency and decrease greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution from motor vehicles for the next 15 years. The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM) commended President Obama's leadership and commitment to a process that will continue the program through 2025. "AIAM members strongly support and are...

2010-05-13 15:00:00

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Alone Should Not Require Clean Air Act Permitting ARLINGTON, Va., May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final rule on Clean Air Act permitting for greenhouse gases (GHGs), also known as the 'tailoring rule.' Additional information is available at http://www.epa.gov. American Chemistry Council (ACC) President and CEO Cal Dooley issued the following statement: "We are extraordinarily concerned about...

2010-05-10 09:46:00

Driven by Energy Efficiency Improvements, Industrial is the Only U.S. Sector Whose GHG Emissions Are Falling; More Progress Ahead WASHINGTON, May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Materials Manufacturing Alliance (AMMA), a group of energy-intensive, trade-exposed industries (EITEs) that includes The Aluminum Association, the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), and Portland Cement...

2010-05-09 09:00:00

Access to sustainable energy and increased energy efficiency is a prerequisite for achieving the MDGs. According to the new report from the UN, the lack of access to modern energy is a significant barrier to economic development. Today, more than 1.6 billion people worldwide have no access to electricity and close to one billion people depend on firewood, etc. as their energy supply for cooking and heating. A reliable, affordable energy supply is key to economic growth and the alleviation of...

2010-04-22 15:06:00

WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental and transportation groups praised a just-released U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) report to Congress for laying out a new road map to curb U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and support a healthier economy. "With today's report to Congress on transportation's role in reducing greenhouse gases, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood made an important contribution to addressing the climate change," said Michael Replogle,...

2010-04-22 10:24:00

HOUSTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) recognizes the importance of protecting and preserving the environment: between 2006 and 2009, the airline collected more than 16.6 million pounds of recyclable materials from its hub airports and operated the first demonstration flight by a U.S. carrier using biofuel. "At Continental, we take environmental responsibility seriously, and we have for more than ten years," said Leah Raney, Continental's managing...