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2011-04-06 12:00:00

New Analysis Shows Over $50 Billion in Asthma Costs, Tens of Millions of Cases, Including 7 Million Children; Data Provided For All 50 States, With Focus on IL, MA, ME, MI, MN, MT, NH, OH, PA and WI. WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a major first-ever report analyzing detailed asthma incidence and cost data, Health Care Without Harm (HCWH), the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE) and the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) conclude that the...

2011-04-06 11:41:00

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Health Association urges Congress to block efforts to weaken the Clean Air Act by limiting the ability of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the leading cause of climate change. Both House and Senate are expected to take up the issue today. "Climate change poses enormous health threats," said Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), executive director of the American Public...

2011-04-01 10:49:00

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Senate resolution introduced citing enormous public health and economic benefits from the Clean Air Act was denounced as "a work of fiction" today by JunkScience.com. Introduced yesterday by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and 33 other members of the Democratic caucus, the resolution parrots U.S. Environmental Protection Agency claims that the Clean Air Act saves millions of lives and adds trillions of dollars to the economy. "The...

2011-03-30 14:17:17

Programs that allow facilities to buy and sell emission allowances have been popular and effective since they were introduced in the U.S. two decades ago. But critics worry the approach can create heavily polluted "hot spots" in low-income and minority communities. A new study by Evan Ringquist, professor in the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, finds the problem hasn't materialized -- that the efficiency gains of allowance trading have not come at the expense of...

2011-03-17 14:49:00

WASHINGTON, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today welcomed a bill introduced by Senators James Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) requiring that federal agencies assess the "cumulative energy and economic impacts" of several U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. Under the "Comprehensive Assessment of Regulations on the Economy (CARE) Act," the U.S. Department of Commerce would lead an interagency analysis of a number...

2011-03-16 17:44:00

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following joint statement was issued today by American Businesses for Clean Energy, American Sustainable Business Council, Main Street Alliance, Small Business Majority and the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce: "We, the undersigned organizations representing a diverse set of business interests that range in size from fortune 500 companies to the small businesses that make up the backbone of this country, stand...

2011-03-16 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association today applauded a proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that will set new emissions standards for toxic air pollutants from coal-fired power plants. When final, this proposed rule--required by the Clean Air Act--will protect Americans against life-threatening air pollution such as mercury, arsenic and other toxics linked to cancer, heart disease, neurological damage, birth defects,...

2011-03-15 17:25:00

Upton-Inhofe Bill Would Leave Small Businesses to Pay Price of Dirtier Air in Lost Work Days, Higher Health Costs WASHINGTON, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After the House Energy & Commerce Committee voted today to send the Upton-Inhofe bill, a proposal to block the Environmental Protection Agency from updating air pollution standards under the Clean Air Act, to the full House for consideration, the Main Street Alliance issued the following statement from MSA Network...

2011-03-15 14:50:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A federal judge in Birmingham on Monday dismissed a long-running clean air lawsuit brought by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency against Alabama Power. The case related to maintenance work conducted at the company's coal-fired power plants. Alabama Power maintained from the start that its activities were always in full compliance with the federal Clean Air Act. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Virginia Hopkins rejected EPA's...

2011-03-10 15:50:00

Blocking EPA from Updating Clean Air Standards Would Leave Small Businesses to Pay the Price in Lost Work Days, Higher Health Costs WASHINGTON, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a subcommittee of the House Energy & Commerce Committee passed the Upton-Inhofe bill, a proposal to block the Environmental Protection Agency from updating air pollution standards under the Clean Air Act, the Main Street Alliance issued the following statement from MSA Network Director Sam Blair:...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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