Posted in Common Dreams Environment News Wildlife

Groups to sue Fish & Wildlife Service after officials refuse protections for endangered wolverines

“We intend to take action to make sure that the administration’s disregard of the real impacts of climate change does not doom the wolverine to extinction in the lower 48 states.” — Center for Biological Diversity,…

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The crude-by-rail explosion in Lac-Mégantic, Canada, killed 47 people in 2013. (PHOTO COURTESY OF SÛRETÉ DU QUÉBEC)
Posted in Environment Neighborhoods News

Groups file legal challenge to stop “bomb trains”

A proposed new federal rule poses major explosion risk throughout America Meteor staff reports Earthjustice filed a legal challenge today on behalf of several groups against a federal rule that would allow trains to travel the…

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Posted in Environmental Justice First Nations

Prescott National Forest withdraws approval of Hassayampa River gold mine

Meteor Staff Monday, July 6 The Prescott National Forest today withdrew its decision to proceed with a controversial mine, the River Bend Placer Mine project, on the Hassayampa River. The withdrawal comes after the Center for…

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Posted in Environment News Water

Decades-long campaign forces Nevada Board to kill huge Las Vegas groundwater pipeline

by Meteor staff The Center for Biological Diversity announced late last week that a 31-year struggle to stop a massive groundwater pipeline development came to a stunning conclusion when the Southern Nevada Water Authority board voted…

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Posted in Colorado Plateau Development Energy Environment First Nations Mining News The West Water

BLM suspends oil & gas extraction leases in Little Colorado River Valley

Flagstaff  The Trump administration has suspended 4,200 acres of oil and gas leases on public land in Arizona’s Little Colorado River Valley as part of a joint motion filed in federal court yesterday (Feb 5) after…

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