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2009-11-19 09:41:00

Coalition of local business owners and organizations call on U.S. Chamber's President Tom Donohue to stop protecting a small number of CEOs and start supporting businesses and consumers in California SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Outside of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Regional Government Affairs convention in San Francisco yesterday, small business owners and organizations held a press conference and rally calling on U.S. Chamber President Tom Donohue to end his campaign...

2009-11-10 12:05:00

Supervisors' Position is at Odds with Legendary Environmentalists, Including Gaylord Nelson and David Brower SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- San Francisco Board of Supervisors members Eric Mar and David Campos are attacking a Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) ad campaign connecting population growth to environmental degradation. Mar and Campos have scheduled time for the Board of Supervisors to consider a measure condemning the ads today, Tuesday November...

2009-11-03 12:50:00

Landmark reforms were aimed at halting deforestation, illegal wood products WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sierra Club and the United Steelworkers (USW) today voiced concerns over a decision by regulators to grant special exemptions for pulp and paper from the Lacey Act reforms of 2008. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) These landmark reforms aim to protect the world's forests and communities by halting the import and sale of...

2009-10-06 13:39:00

SANTA ANA, Calif., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Building Maintenance, the all-green janitorial division of Universal Services of America, is doing their part to protect the environment by sponsoring Yosemite National Park. The "Sponsor a Wild Place" program, put forth by Sierra Club, offers businesses the opportunity to help U.S. national parks in need of protection from environmental concerns. The funds from Universal Building Maintenance's sponsorship will help promote the use...

2009-10-01 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by volunteer Tom Politeo of the Sierra Club Harbor Vision Task Force: "Today we stand with over 100 environmental, public health labor and community coalition partners to applaud the economic and environmental benefits brought to Southern California during the first year of the landmark Clean Truck Program adopted by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the City Council of Los Angeles and its Board of Harbor...

2009-06-09 11:50:00

http://blog.cleanandsafeports.org/ or www.cleanandsafeports.org LOS ANGELES, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A broad alliance of national, state and local environmental, public health, community and labor organizations today applauded President Barack Obama for his appointment of Joseph E. Brennan as acting chair of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), the DC agency charged with reviewing ocean-bound commerce. "Joseph Brennan has shown an understanding that trade in the global economy...

2009-04-09 15:54:00

Joins Sierra Club filing on leak risk of under-standard thin-wall pipe PITTSBURGH, April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) announced it has challenged the pending federal permit in the controversial $5.4 billion TransCanada Keystone Pipeline that's using under-standard thin-wall pipe for transport of crude oil from Alberta, Canada to Houston, Tex. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) USW International Vice President Tom Conway transmitted...

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...

2009-02-05 12:44:00

Case Could Prompt EPA to Start Regulating Greenhouse Gases WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a case that could prompt the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to begin regulating greenhouse gas emissions, the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) and the Sierra Club filed a lawsuit yesterday against EPA for violating its duty to review and update its emission standards for nitric acid plants, which produce chemicals used in the fertilizer and explosives industries. The...

2009-02-03 16:13:00

New Report Shows Action Needed to Make Sure Green Jobs Are Good Jobs WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Senate Finance Committee member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and House Energy and Commerce Committee member Jay Inslee, D-Wash., urged congressional leaders to make the creation of high-quality green jobs a top priority of the economic recovery...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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