Archive for the ‘Public News Service’ Category

States, Conservation Groups Sue to Implement Clean Water Rule

NEW YORK – Environmental groups have joined with New York and nine other states in a lawsuit to end delays in implementing the Clean Water Rule. The 2015 rule clarified which small streams and wetlands are protected by the Clean Water Act. Last week, Environme...
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Public Hearing, March Against Drilling Off California Coast

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Trump administration has proposed opening up almost all federal waters to oil and gas drilling, including the California coast – and the one and only public hearing in the state takes place Thursday afternoon in Sacramento. A coalit...
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Bill Would Keep Paris Climate Accord Goals for PA

PITTSBURGH – Three state senators have introduced legislation to bring Pennsylvania into line with the carbon emission goals of the Paris Agreement. When President Donald Trump announced the United States would withdraw from the international climate accord he quip...
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Veterans Tell President: Hands Off Our National Monuments

PHOENIX – More than 1,200 military veterans signed a letter that was just sent to President Donald Trump asking him to maintain the boundaries of special places such as Ironwood Forest and Vermilion Cliffs national monuments in Arizona, Gold Butte in Nevada and Casc...
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Panel: California Dream of Zero Emissions on Rapid Path to Reality

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California could reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 - that\'s the prediction by a panel of clean-energy experts gathering in Sacramento today. The panel is part of the \"Right to Zero\" campaign by the environmental legal nonprofit Earthjusti...
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NOAA Says Pesticides Killing NW Salmon, Orca

SEATTLE – A trio of widely-used pesticides threatens Northwest salmon and the orca that rely on them, even with these species on the brink of extinction. That\'s according to a biological opinion from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration\'s fisheri...
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Environmental Groups Question Motives for Florida Drilling Exemption

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Critics of the Trump administration\'s decision to exclude Florida from its offshore drilling plan say it has little to do with protecting the state\'s environment, and more to do with Gov. Rick Scott\'s political ambitions. The Republican gover...
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Report: Endangered Species Suffer When Feds Put Politics Before Science

  December 19, 2017 SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The federal government is harming endangered species by disregarding the science when making political decisions, according to a new report. The study, Suppressed: How Politics Drowned out Science for Ten Endange...
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Lawsuit Filed to Stop Open-Pit Copper Mine

November 28, 2017 TUCSON, Ariz. – A coalition of conservation groups is suing the U.S. Forest Service over its approval of an open-pit copper mine 30 miles outside of Tucson. The groups contend that the Forest Service violated the Clean Water Act and other state...
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Sun Shines on New Energy Option for Tennesseans

November 8, 2017 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – On Wednesday, a bipartisan group of business and environmental leaders announced a partnership to advance Tennessee in the race for solar capacity. Tennesseans for Solar Choice launched its effort to ensure people have access t...
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