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Stories with subject: Environmental activism
  • National energy boom blurs political battle lines 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 8:58 am
  • DENVER - The U.S. energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country.

  • Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 3:46 am
  • WASHINGTON - Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.

  • Appeals court rejects challenge on cement plants 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:16 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Friday turned aside a challenge by environmental groups to an air pollution standard for cement plants.

  • SD family recognized for conservation efforts 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:37 am
  • PIERRE, South Dakota - Gov. Dennis Daugaard has recognized a South Dakota family for its conservation efforts.

  • Environmental groups sue to stop Illiana Tollway 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:49 pm
  • CHICAGO - Chicago environmental groups filed a lawsuit Thursday to stop the proposed $1.3 billion Illiana Tollway linking northern Illinois and northwestern Indiana, claiming the Illinois Department of Transportation doesn't have authority to develop it.

  • Earth Day being celebrated at Kentucky Dam Village 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:34 am
  • GILBERTSVILLE, Kentucky - Events are planned next week in western Kentucky for the annual Earth Day celebration.

  • EPA, NY officials to mark Earth Day 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:06 am
  • ALBANY, New York - Officials from the Environmental Protection Agency and a state parks official are celebrating Earth Day at an Albany park.

  • Court rules for environmentalists in water fight 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:32 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - An appeals court said Wednesday that federal officials should have consulted wildlife agencies about potential harm to a tiny, threatened fish before issuing contracts for water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

  • Environmental groups slam Pa. smog proposal as lax 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:22 pm
  • Environmental groups say Pennsylvania's federally mandated plan to reduce smog would allow coal-fired power plants to emit more pollution than they do now.

  • Killing of environmental activists rises globally 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 8:13 pm
  • BANGKOK - As head of his village, Prajob Naowa-opas battled to save his community in central Thailand from the illegal dumping of toxic waste by filing petitions and leading villagers to block trucks carrying the stuff - until a gunman in broad daylight fired four shots into him.

  • Snyder offers plan to boost solid waste recycling 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 11:07 am
  • TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Gov. Rick Snyder released a plan Monday to boost recycling of household solid waste in Michigan, which lags behind most other states despite once being a trendsetter with its beverage container deposit law.

  • 11 Senate Democrats to Obama: Approve Keystone XL 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:37 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Eleven Senate Democrats, including six who face contested races this year, urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline by the end of May.

  • Environmental group sues over mine expansion plan 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 1:31 pm
  • HELENA, Montana - An environmental group is suing Montana environmental regulators over a permit allowing the expansion of a gold mining operation near Whitehall without requiring the Canadian company to completely backfill the new open pit after the mining ends.

  • DNR seeks volunteers for Earth Day projects 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:05 am
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - The state Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to help repair and enhance state properties as part of a three-day Earth Day celebration.

  • Wickliffe Mounds to celebrate Earth Day 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 4:14 am
  • WICKLIFFE, Kentucky - Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site will celebrate Earth Day with a tree-planting event called Natural Environment Day.

  • NC sides with Duke in appeal of coal ash ruling 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 1:31 am
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina regulators are joining with Duke Energy in appealing a judge's ruling on cleaning up groundwater pollution leeching from the company's coal ash dumps.

  • Feds face legal action over jaguar protections 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 1:58 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Two environmental groups are threatening to sue the federal government over protections for endangered jaguars in the Southwest.

  • Copper mine project backer drops plans for tunnel 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 3:06 pm
  • HELENA, Montana - A mining company dropped plans to dig a mile-long tunnel for a copper development project near the Smith River after two environmental organizations filed a lawsuit challenging the proposal, state environmental regulators said Monday.

  • Mancuso backs Squaw Valley expansion plans 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 9:03 pm
  • OLYMPIC VALLEY, California - The Squaw Valley ski resort's expansion plans have drawn support from four-time Olympic skiing medalist Julia Mancuso but continued criticism from environmentalists.

  • Writer-environmentalist Peter Matthiessen dies 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 10:11 pm
  • NEW YORK - Peter Matthiessen, a rich man's son who spurned a life of leisure and embarked on extraordinary physical and spiritual quests while producing such acclaimed books as "The Snow Leopard" and "At Play in the Fields of the Lord," died Saturday. He was 86.

  • Environmental group sues uranium mill operator 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 3:56 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - An environmental group is suing the operator of a southern Utah uranium mill, alleging it has hiked pollution levels in neighboring communities.

  • Illinois agency aims to alter coal defender image 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 3:40 pm
  • ST. LOUIS - The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, often criticized as advocating for the coal industry, announced a series of reforms this week meant to help repair the agency's image and make it more responsive to the public.

  • Oregon timber bid motivated by lawsuit threat 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 12:20 pm
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - An Oregon company says it bid on land in the Elliott State Forest as a challenge to environmental groups who have promised lawsuits to protect a threatened seabird.

  • Environmentalists want stricter coal regulations 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 6:16 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois environmentalists are calling for stricter regulations and better enforcement of existing rules for coal mines.

  • Environmental groups sue EPA over haze plan 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 11:16 am
  • CASPER, Wyoming - Environmental groups contend that the regional haze plan proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency for Wyoming isn't tough enough.