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ExxonMobil

States Investigate Exxon, Launch Corporate Climate Fraud Crackdown

Massachusetts will investigate whether ExxonMobil lied to the public and investors about climate change risks to its business, joining New York and California in investigating the oil giant. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced the probe yesterday, at a press conference with New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman, former vice … Read more »

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States to Feds: Don’t Wreck States’ Chemical Rules with TSCA Reform

As the bill that will reform the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 moves closer to final passage, 12 state attorneys general are urging US lawmakers to protect states’ efforts to regulate toxic chemicals. Both the US Senate and House of Representatives passed bills last year that aim to overhaul … Read more »

Cargill

Cargill Agrees to Settle Clean Air Act Violations

Cargill has reached an administrative civil settlement with the EPA over alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at its Vitamin E manufacturing facility in Eddyville, Iowa. Cargill’s Eddyville facility uses the hazardous air pollutants methanol, methyl tertiary butyl ether, and formaldehyde to produce Vitamin E and similar compounds from … Read more »

WM Launches $13M CNG Fleet

Waste Management has launched a $13 million new fleet of compressed natural gas fueled trucks in Waterloo, Iowa. Waste Management has been a pioneer in the use of natural gas in its fleet since the early 1990s. The company’s North American fleet includes more than 32,000 collection and support vehicles, … Read more »

Honeywell to Help College Halve Carbon Footprint

Honeywell’s campus-wide energy retrofit project for Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, aims to cut about 2,300 metric tons of annual greenhouse gas emissions from the 20-building campus. Combined with a transition to gas-fired heating in 2010, the college expects to cut its carbon footprint in half. This will help … Read more »

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Asian Carp Eggs Found in Upper Mississippi River, USGS Says

US Geological Survey scientists collected samples of Asian carp eggs, including embryos ready to hatch from the Upper Mississippi River, 250 river miles upstream from previously known reproductive areas. The discovery means Asian carp, which is an invasive species, spawned much farther north in the Mississippi than previously recorded, said Leon … Read more »