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Stories with subject: Environmental impact assessments
  • Documents: Commission racked up $150K on PawSox stadium deal 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 10:08 am

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The state agency that owns the waterfront land where the Pawtucket Red Sox want to build a stadium racked up nearly $150,000 by mid-July in legal and consulting fees to review the proposal, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press through a records request.

  • California, US seek permits for giant water tunnels project 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 7:26 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - Federal and California agencies have filed some of the first permit applications for a proposed project involving the construction of twin 30-mile tunnels to help carry water from the northern to southern and central regions of the state, officials said Thursday.

  • Group sues over bottling plant in parched California 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 1:31 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - A group of neighbors and activists has sued bottled water company Crystal Geyser and Siskiyou County over plans to build a bottling plant near Mount Shasta in parched Northern California.

  • Boundary Waters Canoe Area swap to get environmental study 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 2:17 pm

    DULUTH, Minnesota - The U.S. Forest Service is planning an environmental review on a proposal to swap about 50 square miles of state-owned land in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for national forest system land elsewhere.

  • Regulators issuing draft report on Nevada nuclear dump plan 
    Updated: Aug-14-15 5:56 pm

    LAS VEGAS - A key study in a series leading to licensing hearings for the long-stalled Yucca Mountain national nuclear waste dump in Nevada finds what the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is calling a small chance that radioactive contamination could get into the environment.

  • Forest Service abandons Tahoe logging plan in legal fight 
    Updated: Aug-09-15 2:49 pm

    RENO, Nevada - The U.S. Forest Service has abandoned logging plans it suspended in the mountains above Lake Tahoe nearly two years ago after a prominent scientist filed a lawsuit accusing the agency of acting illegally under the guise of reducing wildfire threats that did not exist.

  • Regulators: Oregon LNG project can mitigate negative impacts 
    Updated: Aug-05-15 6:41 pm

    WARRENTON, Oregon - Federal regulators have issued a draft environmental review saying an Oregon energy company that wants to export liquefied natural gas can mitigate most of the negative environmental impacts it would cause.

  • Rogers: Study suggests site for federal prison in Letcher 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 5:04 am

    WHITESBURG, Kentucky - U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers says an environmental impact study has suggested a site in Letcher County for a new federal prison.

  • Canadian rivers: Solution to Northeast's high energy prices? 
    Updated: Aug-02-15 12:28 pm

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - Plenty of raw electricity sloshes around in Quebec's rivers and reservoirs, promising relief for U.S. northeasterners, who pay the nation's highest power costs. But getting those electrons to smartphones and air conditioners in Boston, Hartford and New York City is another matter entirely.

  • Officials: Proposed mine won't break environmental policy 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 4:50 pm

    LIBBY, Montana - Owners of a northwestern Montana mine say they are one step closer to operating after the U.S. Forest Service found the project would not violate environmental laws or regulations.