London - Responding to pressure by environmental groups and governments, the London-based United Nations body that regulates shipping across the world agreed to review air pollution standards for the world's shipping fleet. The current regulations, adopted in 1997, are outdated and woefully inadequate. It will take two to three years to finalize any new regulations.
Final Energy Tax Package Overwhelmingly Favors Polluting Industries:
*Alaska Wilderness League * Defenders of Wildlife * Earthjustice * Friends of the Earth *
* League of Conservation Voters * National Audubon Society *
* National Environmental Trust * Public Citizen * Sierra Club *
* Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance * The Wilderness Society* U.S. PIRG *
Transportation Bill is Long on Pork, Short on Solutions
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Expected FDA Decision to Lift Ban on Cloned Meat and Diary Products Contradicts Congressional Legislation and Ignores Consumer Concerns
WASHINGTON—The Food and Drug Administration is reportedly expected to lift a voluntary ban on potentially unsafe cloned meat and dairy products in the human food supply as soon as this week. This move directly contradicts congressional legislation that calls for further research and analysis before cloned meat and dairy products are allowed into grocery stores.