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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 united...

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.

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 Director...

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.

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:...


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.