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February 9, 1989
Citing mounting concern about global issues, three environmental groups on Wednesday announced their merger into a single organization to build what they called "an international citizens lobby to protect the Earth." The merger of Friends of the Earth, the Environmental Policy Institute and the Oceanic Society, announced in Washington, culminated months of negotiations. Negotiations that could bring a fourth group into the merger are continuing.
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NEWS
February 9, 1989
Citing mounting concern about global issues, three environmental groups on Wednesday announced their merger into a single organization to build what they called "an international citizens lobby to protect the Earth." The merger of Friends of the Earth, the Environmental Policy Institute and the Oceanic Society, announced in Washington, culminated months of negotiations. Negotiations that could bring a fourth group into the merger are continuing.
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NEWS
September 29, 1986
Insurance companies refuse to provide nuclear accident coverage to Americans living near atomic power stations even though plant owners are financially protected, according to a study released in Washington. The study by the Environmental Policy Institute, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group and the Union of Concerned Scientists revealed nuclear power plants carry more than $1 billion in insurance to cover their properties.
BUSINESS
May 25, 1988 | Associated Press
A group of conservation organizations on Tuesday opposed giving new U.S. money to the World Bank unless it is tied to debt relief for the Third World. Sierra Club representative Larry Williams told a congressional hearing he also was speaking for the National Wildlife Federation, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Environmental Defense Fund and the Environmental Policy Institute.
BUSINESS
November 17, 1985 | Associated Press
Three consumer groups, four big cities and the state of California filed petitions in federal court last week challenging the government's recent decision to relax fuel economy requirements for 1986 model cars. The petitioners, who filed four separate challenges with the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, claim reducing the fleetwide mileage standards for 1986 passenger cars will increase automobile-related air pollution and gasoline consumption.
NEWS
February 26, 2013 | By Caitlin Keller
USC will be hosting a fair food bazaar featuring a panel discussion and lunch on Friday. Throughout  “ Just Food and Fair Food: A Multidisciplinary Exploration ,” which is free and open to the public, speakers will address access to nutritious food, or a lack thereof, in low-income communities on a national, regional and local level. Paula Daniels, senior advisor to the mayor of Los Angeles on sustainable food and water policy, who also founded the Los Angeles Food Policy Council , will moderate the discussion, which will be held at the University Park Campus' Doheny Memorial Library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sitting on the panel will be Oran Hesterman , author of "Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All"; Robert Gottlieb , co-author of "Food Justice" and director of the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College; Luz Calvo, professor of ethnic studies at California State East Bay; LaVonna Lewis, a public policy professor at USC who teaches food policy; and Sarah Portnoy, a professor in the Spanish department at USC who teaches Hispanic culinary culture in Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 2001
Re "Forget Organic: Just Eat Those Veggies," Commentary, May 20: Greg Critser sets up a straw man when he blames the organic food industry for kids who don't eat their fruits and vegetables. Rather, kids who eat a diet that is mostly proteins, fats and processed sugars and starches do so because their parents feed it to them and these foods get the most advertising dollars. When was the last time you saw an ad for broccoli or peaches? Increased use of integrated pest management and decreased pesticide use are to be applauded.
NEWS
October 8, 1988 | LORI SILVER, Times Staff Writer
California's congressional delegation received high ratings on an environmental issue "score card" released by a coalition of conservation groups, but vice presidential nominees Dan Quayle and Lloyd Bentsen both earned low scores for their Senate votes on the environment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1987 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, Times Staff Writer
The explosion and fire that rocked the Mobil Oil Corp. refinery in Torrance last month was caused by an excess of lethal hydrofluoric acid in a refinery unit that produces gasoline, company officials said Friday. The Nov. 24 explosion injured four people, shattered windows in nearby homes and businesses and sparked a spectacular fire that took two days to extinguish.
OPINION
November 17, 2007
When British grocery chain Tesco announced that it would expand into Southern California with its new line of Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets, shoppers and local officials took heart. They were particularly excited about the company's stated commitment to doing business in underserved neighborhoods, including South Los Angeles -- where affordable, fresh groceries have been hard to come by since the 1992 riots.
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