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2010-01-04 18:27:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the NRDC announced it was filing suit against the City of Long Beach to overturn a settlement with the ATA that ended litigation over the Port of Long Beach truck concession plan. Long Beach settled the lawsuit after the U.S. District Court of Appeals declared the concession plan illegal. "ATA cannot comment on the NRDC's lawsuit itself, because we have not seen it. But the legal issues that the NRDC raises in their press release have...

2010-01-04 14:23:00

Clean Air Advocates Sue to Protect Local Communities & Clean Truck Program LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A backroom agreement between the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the Long Beach Harbor Commission could illegally reverse efforts to improve air quality in communities surrounding the Port of Long Beach, according to a lawsuit filed last week by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Sierra Club. "You can't cut the public out of the conversation...

2009-11-19 16:56:00

State stands to gain 18,000 jobs through policies to promote renewable energy LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Shifting to renewable energy sources, such as wind and bio-energy, would bring significant job growth, economic investment and revenues to Arkansas' struggling rural communities, according to a new report released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). These benefits would be enhanced through clean energy and climate legislation that is...

2009-11-11 09:37:00

Watch Change the World: America's Heroes the One Hour Special Veteran's Day on HGTV WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rebuilding Together, the nation's leading nonprofit organization working to preserve affordable homeownership, has partnered with HGTV, the cable network for home lifestyle programming, to complete a truly life-changing home makeover event for two different homes and its residences. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090421/REBUILDINGLOGO) HGTV's...

2009-10-22 16:09:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The recent legal settlement between the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the Port of Long Beach is good news for clean air, Port of Long Beach Executive Director Richard Steinke said today in a letter on the Port's Web site. Environmental initiatives supported by ATA in the Port's Clean Trucks plan have already put more than 5,000 new trucks into service -- each meeting the Environmental Protection Agency's stringent 2007...

2009-10-20 16:15:00

Mayor Bob Foster Breaks with Big-City Mayors Pushing for Clean Truck Plan at Ports Nationally, Puts LA on the Hook to Pay For and Implement World's Most Progressive Diesel-Emissions Reduction Plan LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A sustainable trucking fleet and long-term clean air gains supported by local environmentalists, community groups, harbor residents and workers could be jeopardized thanks to a settlement between the Port of Long Beach and the American Trucking...

2009-10-07 12:01:00

Major Clean Energy Job Creation Boom Seen for Economically Struggling Hoosier State INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wind power, biomass, and other sources of renewable energy will bring significant job creation, economic investment and new tax revenues to Indiana's struggling rural communities, according to a new report released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). "Facing an unprecedented set of economic challenges, Indiana stands at a new crossroads...

2009-10-06 10:00:00

Huge Potential See for High-Paying Jobs and Economic Revitalization Across State INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) will release a major new report Wednesday (October 7, 2009) detailing the enormous potential that renewable energy jobs have to prove a major boost to farm incomes and rural economies across the state of Indiana. With steady winds and ample access to the raw materials for biofuels, biopower and biogas, Indiana has...

2009-10-01 16:38:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a blast of six press releases today from various union and pro-union sources, backers of the Teamsters' effort to change federal law in order to organize port drayage truck drivers are severely misleading the public and encouraging the waste of taxpayers' funds to help organize unions. The press releases contain blatant falsehoods about the Clean Trucks Program in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and the American Trucking...

2009-10-01 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, a year after the Clean Truck Programs (CTP) launched at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, more than 2,000 polluting trucks are off the road and more than 5,500 clean trucks are in operation. The ports are two years ahead of their goal to reduce truck-produced emissions by 80%, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). To date, the programs have reduced emissions equal to the amount produced by 200,000 cars...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.