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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Tuesday it would "reconsider" an 11th-hour memo issued by the administration of former president George W. Bush
, which said power plants could be built without checks on their carbon dioxide ...
US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Tuesday moved away from "drill-only" energy policies as he blocked a last-minute attempt by the administration of George W. Bush
to push through the sale of offshore leases to gas and oil ...
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Wednesday that he is rejecting the bids on 77 controversial Utah drilling leases close to national parks and sensitive public lands to give the department more time to review them.
The leases were ...
Today, Robert Redford joined members of Congress and a coalition of environmental, preservation and business groups in an effort to stop the Bureau of Land Management from auctioning Utah wilderness
to oil and gas companies.
At a news ...
This coming Friday, the Bureau of Land Management Utah will offer over 300,000 acres for energy leases in a hotly disputed lease sale, but the federal agency has deferred leasing some of the most contentious parcels.
The final list for ...
administration has dropped plans to adopt two Clean Air Act rules that would have allowed power plants and other polluters to increase smog and soot pollution.
The first rule concerned the Clean Air Act's New Source Review ...
administration on Wednesday abandoned efforts to relax pollution controls on coal-fired power plants and industries it started with Vice President Dick Cheney's energy plan in 2001, bringing to a sudden end a long White House fight with ...
The toxic lead-tainted earth that crunches under Rebecca Jim’s feet when the environmental activist visits Tar Creek in northeast Oklahoma reminds her that in the United States today, the “polluter doesn’t pay.”
Lead and zinc mining over ...
As the world community meets in Poland this week to find solutions to the climate crisis, the George W. Bush
White House is chaining the United States' tiller to prevent a change of course by President-elect Barack Obama by passing new ...
is behaving like a furious defaulter whose home is about to be repossessed. Smashing the porcelain, ripping the doors off their hinges, he is determined that there will be nothing worth owning by the time the bastards kick him out. ...
is working at a breakneck pace to dismantle at least 10 major environmental safeguards protecting America's wildlife, national parks and rivers before he leaves office in January.With barely 60 days to go until Bush
hands over ...
A remote chain of Arctic islands is advertising itself as a showcase of bad
things to come from global warming.
Visitors to Svalbard can see reindeer, seals or polar bears in the Arctic, where
U.N. scientists say warming is ...
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner was a British film of my youth.
Such a title makes no sense today when millions upon millions of people,
including our last two presidents, run everywhere. But a reasonable substitute
might just ...
The sun does come up briefly at midday, but nights remain long and very dark
in the vast expanse of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and frozen
hillocks and ponds on the Beaufort Sea coastline.
Darkness of a different sort ...
GILLETTE, Wyo. — As it runs through Orin Edwards's ranch, the Belle Fourche
River bubbles like Champagne. The bubbles can burn. They are methane, also
called natural gas, the fuel that heats 59 million American homes. Mr. Edwards
My watch warbles me awake at five minutes before midnight
. It's an
upside-down time to get up, but things get inverted at 300 miles above the
Arctic Circle. It's noon all night. It snows all summer. The trees rise only to
your sock line. ...
As a girl, Sarah James and her seven brothers and sisters learned how to snare beaver and rabbits and how to fish for grayling in the wilderness
around Arctic Village, a tiny settlement of 150 Native Alaskans inside the ArcticCircle. ...
Imagine this: You’re in a small airplane buzzing through the vast Arctic emptiness. Clouds hang over the snow-crusted tundra. Sea ice stretches out of sight to the north. Imagine it, because if you are like 99.99 percent of Americans, you will ...