May 30, 1992
Wahlco Environmental Systems Inc., which provides pollution control equipment to electric power plants, said three presidents of Wahlco units had resigned to "pursue other activities." Wahlco said Lothar Bachmann, president of Bachmann Cos.; Ekkehard Bachmann, president of Bachmann Industries Canada Inc., and Holly Bachmann, president of Bachmann F.H.E. Inc., had agreed to continue in their jobs in 1990 when the companies were bought by Wahlco.
July 17, 1991 |
First there were corn and wheat futures contracts, and later came interest-rate swaps and other fancy financial instruments. But now the world's largest commodity exchange is developing one of its most exotic new investments yet: air pollution permits. "It's a totally new animal," said Michael O'Connell, a spokesman for the Chicago Board of Trade. The CBOT on Tuesday voted to create a new futures contract that allows investors and utilities to trade rights to emit sulfur dioxide.
August 31, 2003 |
Cormetech Inc.'s state-of-the-art manufacturing plant makes big pollution-control devices that clean millions of tons of smog-producing nitrogen oxides from the smoke that billows out of power plants. But on Friday, like all Fridays these days, most of the factory's machines were still. Since June, the Durham-based company has cut its workforce and production by more than half and shrunk its workweek from seven days to three or four. Business is very slow for companies like Cormetech.
June 13, 1992
Nature as Chemistry Lab Biodiversity has a major role in medicine, experts say. And without habitat protection, many valuable plants could disappear before their value is determined, according to biologists. Mark Plotkin of Conservation International said half of America's drugs are derived from natural substances. "Some of the hottest anti-viral drugs come from tropical plants," Plotkin said. Crime Drops as Troops Stand Guard They said it couldn't be done.
June 14, 1990 |
In a case that could mark the emergence of a new wave of environmental litigation, an Irvine printing company has filed a federal racketeering lawsuit against one of its competitors, alleging that the firm has gained a competitive advantage by operating in flagrant violation of air pollution laws. SCS Printing Inc., in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, charges that Trend Offset Printing Services Inc.
October 23, 1990 |
Companies that make pollution control devices for cars and industry are among the predictable winners under the proposed clean air legislation that cleared a House-Senate conference Monday. The losers include auto makers, oil companies and producers of high-sulfur coal. But winners and losers alike were generally relieved that U.S. companies affected by the legislation can now get on with their business plans, since Congressional passage and a signature by President Bush are near-certainties.