CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1991 |
The Wilson Administration has unveiled the first details of its plan to create a California Environmental Protection Agency, which would regulate air and water pollution, control garbage and toxic waste disposal, and evaluate threats to the environment. The proposal calls for placing a number of existing state environmental programs under a single agency, headed by a Cabinet-level secretary.
September 21, 2003
Californians care about clearing the still-smoggy skies and protecting the state's 1,100-mile oceanfront from oil spills and urban runoff. For that reason, and because the problem of pollution has been more acute in California than elsewhere, the Legislature and state and local agencies have led most other states in innovative, forceful efforts to improve air and water quality. The Bush administration's response? See you in court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1991 |
A Long Beach herb processing company has agreed to pay $500,000 in civil fines for allegedly dumping thousands of pounds of toxic gas into the air and failing to warn as many as 50,000 residents who may have been exposed to the cancer-causing emissions, state prosecutors said Monday.
December 26, 1989 |
Josh Margolis is pushing hard to close the deal. Working the telephone, he talks prices, wheedles a bit, pitching his product like a broker of pork bellies or penny stocks. Except the product Margolis peddles is more unusual than those--it's a license to pollute the atmosphere.
April 13, 1990 |
Parker Automotive Corp. said Thursday said that it and TRW International have signed a distributorship agreement with a West German company that guarantees the sale of at least $2 million worth of Parker's products in Hungary. The pact names S&B Enterprises of Reilengen, West Germany, as the exclusive distributor for Parker's CarbonClean products in Hungary. The distributor will market and service the products for five years, with the option to renew the contract.
September 25, 2002 |
A power company finalized a deal Tuesday to buy most of an Ohio River village where many residents say they are happy to get away from what they say is a polluting coal plant. The deal will all but empty Cheshire of its 221 residents, although about a dozen holdouts have refused to sell. "All along, we've hoped that the ones who wanted to stay would be allowed to stay, and that's what will happen," Mayor Tom Reese said. "But the majority of people wanted to sell."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1990 |
The single most powerful public agency in the Southland might well be the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Yet, I bet you couldn't give me the names of the chairman or the vice chairman of the district board. They're Riverside County Supervisor Norton Younglove and Yorba Linda Mayor Henry Wedaa. I didn't know either until I looked them up. The district's political anonymity is deceptive.
April 15, 1992 |
After a year of laying the groundwork, an Irvine venture capital company has launched a $50-million fund to invest in environmental companies that do business in Mexico. Ventana Growth Funds will jointly manage the North America Environmental Fund with Nacional Financiera S.N.C., Mexico's biggest state-owned development bank, said Glenn Kline, a Ventana vice president. Nacional Financiera has contributed $12.5 million--or 25%--of the investment fund.
April 20, 1991 |
The cost to taxpayers of cleaning up pollution at U.S. military bases, weapons factories and other government facilities is expected to more than triple by the end of the decade, the White House reported Friday. The projection, contained in the annual report of the President's Council on Environmental Quality, is the latest accounting of the enormous bill facing the country for cleaning up defense-related environmental problems.
December 4, 1990 |
At first glance, his move makes no sense. Even if his press agents do bill him as the Lee A. Iacocca of South Korea. San-Sik Wee, an Inchon-based furniture manufacturer, is about to build an assembly plant in Southern California, just as other furniture builders are standing in line to get out.