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Enviros move to restart lawsuit over 'stream buffer' rule

January 31, 2013

Environmental groups are moving to reopen litigation against the George W. Bush administration's "stream buffer zone" rule for limiting pollution from mining near waterways.

The Sierra Club, Coal River Mountain Watch and the Waterkeeper Alliance say the Obama administration has not lived...

BLM pulls sale of 3 drilling parcels near Dinosaur NM

January 31, 2013

The federal Bureau of Land Management has pulled three parcels east of Dinosaur National Monument from an oil and gas lease sale after concerns were raised by the National Park Service and conservation groups.

The agency deferred the three parcels, totaling more than 5,000 acres, for...

Utah activists push lawmakers to back ‘clean air pledge’

January 30, 2013

Fed up with Utah’s inversion-driven polluted air, a group of activists is launching an initiative aimed at pushing state lawmakers for a commitment to work on the problem.

In recent weeks, Utah’s air has been so bad that several of the state’s cities were ranked atop the Environmental...

No new hearing in Utah suit over 77 rescinded energy leases

January 28, 2013

The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected a plea to re-examine its decision upholding the withdrawal of dozens of federal oil and gas leases sold during the waning days of the George W. Bush administration.

Two Utah counties and energy developers asked the Denver-based...

New hydro-electric plant in Yellowstone NP cuts costs, emissions

January 28, 2013

For centuries, various waters and thermal features across Yellowstone National Park have spouted steam, sulfur and silica during countless eruptions. Now, one stream in the park is emitting dimes.

At least that’s how Yellowstone project engineer Peter Galindo saw it on Wednesday, as park...

Colo. county extends moratorium on new oil and gas development

January 28, 2013

Boulder County's current temporary moratorium on processing new oil and gas drilling applications -- a year-long time-out set to expire in another week and a half -- will be extended through June 10, county commissioners decided Thursday night.

County staffers had sought the additional...

Questions trail court order on cross-state air pollution rule

January 28, 2013

A federal court's refusal to reconsider its decision that tossed out a U.S. EPA program for air pollution that drifts across state lines has regulators and advocates for industry and environmental groups scratching their heads.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia...

Fracking trade secrets arguments heard by Wyo. judge

January 28, 2013

A Casper district judge will soon decide whether Wyoming’s top oil and gas regulator was too quick to keep information about hydraulic fracturing a secret.

Judge Catherine Wilking said Tuesday she’ll rule on a controversial case pitting several landowner and environmental groups against...

BLM will re-evaluate drilling plan on Colo.'s Roan Plateau

January 28, 2013

The Bureau of Land Management announced today it will go back to the drawing board and re-evaluate its decision to allow drilling in western Colorado's Roan Plateau, after a federal judge ruled last year that BLM failed to fully evaluate the impacts of drilling in the pristine region.

BLM...

Enviros sue over EPA temporary guidance on cross-state rule

January 24, 2013

Environmental groups have filed a federal lawsuit challenging U.S. EPA guidance provided to states to address air pollution that drifts across state lines, arguing that the agency is choosing to rely on an outdated and unlawful program.

At issue is a November 2012 memo that EPA air chief...

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