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Stories with subject: Environmental activism
  • Attorney for environmental advocate demands halt to probe 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 10:25 pm

    MONTEPLIER, Vermont - An attorney for a longtime critic of the way sites for large-scale renewable energy projects are picked in Vermont is demanding the state attorney general's office halt an investigation into whether she's been operating as a lawyer without a license.

  • Holy trees spark debate on future of Olympic downhill course story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 10:45 am

    JEONGSEON, South Korea - The long-term future of the downhill course for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics is coming under the spotlight this weekend at the Alpine skiing test event for the games.

  • Feds seeking settlement in coal mining lawsuits 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 6:43 pm

    BILLINGS, Montana - Federal officials disclosed Thursday that they want to enter settlement talks with an environmental group that sued the government over the potential climate change impacts from burning coal mined in Western states.

  • Mexican court rules against development in Cancun mangrove 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 3:56 pm

    MEXICO CITY - A Mexican court has issued an injunction blocking further work on a real estate project in the Caribbean coast resort of Cancun that activists say has almost killed a mangrove swamp at the site.

  • Green groups, residents sue crude-by-rail operator 
    Updated: Feb-03-16 5:05 pm

    ALBANY, New York - A coalition of residents and environmental groups is suing a crude oil transporter, claiming violations of the federal Clean Air Act.

  • Peabody coal clean-up protections questioned in Illinois 
    Updated: Feb-03-16 2:59 pm

    ST. LOUIS - A Midwest environmental group is questioning the ability of the country's largest coal producer to guarantee it has enough money for future cleanup of its Illinois mines, and it's threatening to sue the state if regulators don't change their approach.

  • Groups intend to sue chemical plant over alleged pollution 
    Updated: Feb-02-16 10:00 am

    BALTIMORE - Two environmental organizations claim a chemical plant in Baltimore's Curtis Bay is releasing more than 12 times the permitted levels of nitrogen pollution into the bay, and they intend to sue.

  • Md. bill would make poultry companies responsible for manure 
    Updated: Feb-02-16 4:46 am

    ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - A measure in Maryland would make poultry companies responsible for chicken manure, which environmentalists cite as a major pollutant in the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Partnership formed to increase controlled fires in Calif. 
    Updated: Feb-02-16 4:02 am

    SAN FRANCISCO - Environmental groups and federal and state agencies have formed a partnership to increase the use of prescribed fires to improve the health of California's forests and watersheds and minimize the effects of increasingly devastating wildfires.

  • Deal protects huge swath of central B.C. coast from logging 
    Updated: Feb-01-16 11:01 pm

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia - British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest has been largely protected from logging in a landmark agreement between aboriginals, forest companies, environmental groups and the government.

  • Kansas court ponders greenhouse gas limits for coal plant 
    Updated: Jan-28-16 3:52 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Supreme Court considered Thursday whether the state can avoid limiting greenhouse gas emissions from a proposed $2.8 billion coal-fired power plant despite the federal government's efforts to combat climate change.

  • Environmental group sues Indian Health Service 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 12:20 pm

    YAKIMA, Washington - An environmental group based on the Yakama Indian Reservation has filed a federal lawsuit against the Indian Health Service for failing to respond to records requests about groundwater nitrate pollution.

  • Packed hearing for EPA proposal for coal-fired power plants 
    Updated: Jan-26-16 6:08 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - Hundreds of residents from central Utah communities that rely heavily on coal packed a public hearing Tuesday to show their opposition to a proposal requiring new pollution controls at the state's oldest coal-fired power plants.

  • New committee to recommend rules on public access to beaches 
    Updated: Jan-25-16 6:27 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - Environmentalists and business leaders will try to agree on what New Jersey's beach access regulations should look like.

  • Environmentalists sue DNR over records 
    Updated: Jan-25-16 5:59 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - A group of environmentalists has filed a lawsuit against the state Department of Natural Resources alleging the agency has delayed responses to record requests.

  • NJ lawmakers try again on Barnegat Bay pollution limits 
    Updated: Jan-25-16 5:37 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey lawmakers are trying again to impose daily limits on the amount of pollutants that can be allowed to wash into the fragile Barnegat Bay.

  • Georgia Power: Wastewater no longer being pumped into lake 
    Updated: Jan-25-16 2:03 pm

    ATLANTA - Georgia Power has stopped pumping wastewater from a lagoon filled with coal ash into a Milledgeville-area lake, a company spokesman said.

  • Environmental advocates call for wider stream buffers 
    Updated: Jan-25-16 12:37 pm

    MEDFORD, Oregon - Environmental advocates are calling on environmental managers to apply new Oregon Department of Forestry rules that expand streamside protection rules on Western Oregon's private and commercial forestlands to southwest Oregon.

  • Eco protesters convicted of blocking Heathrow runway 
    Updated: Jan-25-16 12:27 pm

    LONDON - Environmental protesters who occupied a runway at London's Heathrow airport for several hours have been told they face jail after being convicted of trespassing.

  • 'Citizen scientists' use drones to map El Nino flooding 
    Updated: Jan-24-16 12:19 pm

    LONG BEACH, California - Forget about selfies. In California, residents are using smartphones and drones to document the coastline's changing face.

  • Judge in climate suit tells feds to re-examine coal mine 
    Updated: Jan-22-16 6:32 pm

    BILLINGS, Montana - Federal officials must re-examine a 117 million-ton expansion of an eastern Montana coal mine after a judge sided with environmentalists who sued over the project's potential to make climate change worse and cause other environmental damage.

  • Scott signs bills on water resources, disability education 
    Updated: Jan-21-16 4:10 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A bill to protect and restore Florida's springs and waterways is now law, despite objections by environmentalists and some legislators that it's been weakened by loopholes and the influence of agriculture and business interests.

  • Appeals court rejects challenge to Minnesota park haze plan 
    Updated: Jan-21-16 11:48 am

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge by environmental groups to Minnesota's plan for reducing haze over Voyageurs National Park and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

  • Environmentalist Sylvia McLaughlin dies at age 99 
    Updated: Jan-21-16 12:01 am

    BERKELEY, California - San Francisco Bay Area environmentalist Sylvia McLaughlin, who along with two friends founded Save the Bay, has died. She was 99.

  • Staff turmoil shakes powerful California coastal agency 
    Updated: Jan-20-16 6:44 pm

    LOS ANGELES - The powerful California agency that manages development along the state's fabled coastline may oust its top executive soon, setting up a battlefront between environmentalists and developers who frequently clash over projects large and small.