February 1, 1995 |
Arguing that the state has done little to control leaking chemical waste and other hazards at a number of Southern California landfills, the Natural Resources Defense Council on Tuesday filed a lawsuit charging the California Integrated Waste Management Board with failing to enforce laws designed to protect public health and safety.
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December 27, 1992 |
When staunch opponents of the planned San Joaquin Hills toll road gather, the collection plate is passed around to obtain $5 and $10 donations to help pay mounting legal costs. But behind the scenes is a major player underwriting much of the effort--the Homeland Foundation of Laguna Beach, run by Anne Catherine Getty, granddaughter of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty, and her husband, John Earhart.
May 7, 1991 |
In a victory for conservationists, state Fish and Game officials ruled Monday that a petition to list the California gnatcatcher as endangered is justified and should be set for what could be a contentious public hearing in August. The ruling came as no surprise to developers and environmentalists, who have long been at odds over how to protect the tiny songbird and its coastal sage-scrub habitat on thousands of acres of prime developable land in Orange, San Diego and Riverside counties.
June 19, 1990 |
An environmental group called on the Bush Administration Monday to participate in an international effort to phase out a commonly used chemical that is depleting the ozone layer. The Natural Resources Defense Council also urged consumers to avoid buying 141 products, ranging from artists' varnishes to hornet-killing sprays, that contain the chemical 1,1,1-trichloroethane. Chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, have been singled out as the most potent ozone-destroying substances.
March 29, 1989 |
They have been called "toxic terrorists" and "fear mongers." Their reputation as scientists has been assailed on the front pages of the nation's newspapers and their ethics and responsibility challenged. So why do they seem elated? To the authors of the report that ignited a recent furor over a chemical used on apples, the results could not be better.
March 14, 1989 |
Officials of school districts around the state, including San Francisco and Sacramento, said Monday that they have pulled apples and apple products from their lunch menus because of spreading concerns over children ingesting daminozide, a chemical some growers use to treat the fruit. Monday's announcements followed earlier apple bans by the nation's two largest districts--Los Angeles Unified and New York City schools.