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2009-03-25 14:29:00

ARLINGTON, Va., March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Trucking Associations Vice President of Public Affairs Clayton Boyce today criticized officials of the City of Los Angeles, the Port of Los Angeles and the Natural Resources Defense Council for misleading the public and press about the purpose and results of ATA's lawsuit against the Concession Plans of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. "These parties continue to mislead the citizens of Los Angeles and Long Beach by claiming...

2009-03-12 12:30:00

New Analysis Ranks "Filthy 15" States by Coal Ash Produced by Proposed Plants WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Proposed coal plants across the United States would produce nearly 18 million tons of dangerous waste, including toxic metals, each year. Nearly 130 million tons of coal waste from existing plants is being produced annually, most of which is disposed of in largely unregulated landfills, ponds and other locations, posing serious public health and environmental risks....

2009-03-03 09:30:00

New Push Comes Nearly 5 Years After 125 Groups Pressed EPA to Prevent Kingston-Like Catastrophe; Groups Seek End to Wet Dumping of Coal Ash WASHINGTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 100 leading national and grassroots environmental organizations -- including Environmental Integrity Project, Earthjustice, Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, Greenpeace, National Wildlife Federation, Public Citizen, Environment America and the Clean Air Task Force -- today joined...

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2009-02-27 16:20:00

Environment protection campaigners say extra-soft, quilted and multi-ply toilet paper made from virgin forest causes more damage than gas-guzzlers, fast food or McMansions, the Guardian UK reported. Green campaigners maintain that the U.S. public's insistence on extra-soft, quilted and multi-ply bathroom products is environmentally irresponsible. Allen Hershkowitz, a senior scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council, said toilet paper is a product that people use for less than three...

2009-02-18 15:50:00

Document Outlines Agency Funding Needed to Sustain Environmental Programs WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representatives of national conservation organizations today released the annual "Green Budget" for FY 2010, a document that details the federal agency funding the groups say is needed to sustain clean air and water, lands, oceans and wildlife over the long term -- an increasingly urgent priority in an era of global warming. "Many of these programs have been systematically...

2009-01-27 15:15:00

California's first-in-the-nation requirement that mileage be considered in annual premiums will benefit the environment, says NRDC SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today released a scorecard ranking California's Top 10 auto insurance companies on how well they reward motorists who drive fewer miles with lower premiums. "Pay As You Drive" (PAYD) insurance strives to directly tie insurance premiums to the number of miles driven. California is the only state...

2009-01-15 12:02:00

OneRail Coalition Encourages Transportation Policies that Increase Mobility, Reduce Emissions, Promote Economic Growth WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two days before President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden arrive here by train for their inauguration, environmental, freight and passenger rail groups have come together with reform-minded transportation experts to form a coalition that will advance rail programs. The coalition will encourage public...

2008-12-19 11:48:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a new administration transitions into the White House and Congress gears up to move an economic recovery package early next year, energy and environmental groups today issued a set of recommendations to boost the nation's energy efficiency, create green jobs, and save energy and money. The groups urged Congress to incorporate many of the proposals into legislation to be considered in early 2009. The Alliance to Save Energy, Edison Electric...

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2008-12-11 13:57:28

The Bush administration announced on Wednesday plans to terminate provisions that would have allowed the expansion of power plants without being required to install new pollution controls. The Environmental Protection Agency also said it would not seek to loosen rules concerning plants near national parks, according to the environmental group National Resource Defense Council (NRDC). "I am heartened that both of these destructive and unlawful air pollution rules will not be forced upon the...

2008-12-10 12:46:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Planet Green, Discovery Communications' multiplatform environmental initiative and leading non-profit environmental organization the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) today announced plans to join forces on a broad range of activities and initiatives including grassroots community outreach, public affairs and content creation. "NRDC has taken a leadership role across the spectrum of environmental stewardship, from the water we drink to the...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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