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Appeals court backs EPA in battle over CWA permit

April 26, 2013

A federal appeals court ruled today that U.S. EPA's 2011 retroactive veto of a major West Virginia mountaintop-removal mining project was legal.

The decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit confirms EPA's contention that the Clean...

Colorado fracking database questioned by Harvard Law study

April 24, 2013

The online database that Colorado employs for disclosing the ingredients in fracking fluids used in drilling oil and gas wells is seriously flawed, according to a Harvard Law School study.

The analysis, done by the school's environmental policy initiative, found reporting errors and gaps...

EPA criticizes State Dept. on Keystone XL pipeline report

April 24, 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency sharply criticized the State Department’s impact statement for the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, saying the report failed to adequately consider the climate change impacts of building the pipeline or to realistically assess alternative pipeline routes or...

Calif. developers will buy 7,000 acres to offset Mojave Desert habitat damage

April 24, 2013

Solar developer BrightSource Energy has agreed to purchase 7,000 acres of land to compensate for the loss of habitat for an imperiled tortoise at the Ivanpah project in California's Mojave Desert.

The deal is the first under a 2010 California law to help renewable energy companies buy...

Industry seeks Supreme Court review of landmark GHG ruling

April 22, 2013

An industry coalition asked the Supreme Court yesterday to review a lower court ruling upholding U.S. EPA's regulations to address climate change.

Led by the American Chemistry Council, the trade associations petitioned the high court to reconsider the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...

Wyo. groups appeal judge's fracking trade secrets ruling

April 22, 2013

A coalition of environmental and landowner groups has appealed a decision that individual ingredients used in hydraulic fracturing can be protected under Wyoming's trade secrets law.

The group, which includes the Powder River Basin Resource Council and the Wyoming Outdoor Council,...

Regulators seek more information on Otter Creek coal mine proposal

April 22, 2013

Montana environmental regulators want more information on a proposed Otter Creek coal mine after finding deficiencies in an application for the project.

St. Louis-based Arch Coal Inc. is proposing a mine that would extract up to 20 million tons of coal a year from state-owned and private...

Lawsuit calls BLM's analysis of Nevada project 'one-sided and incomplete'

April 19, 2013

Environmentalists and three Nevada residents are suing the Interior Department over its approval of the Searchlight Wind Energy Project, arguing the wind farm would sit in an area of the Mojave Desert that would cause widespread damage to sensitive wildlife habitat.

Two groups -- Basin...

Conservation groups oppose another round of Wyoming Range leases

April 19, 2013

Wyoming and out-of-state citizens and conservation groups rallied to buy out a series of oil and gas leases in the Wyoming Range late last year, but the fight to stop oil and gas exploration in the area is far from over.

The U.S. Forest Service could this fall release an environmental...

Lease broker nominated majority of leases in Colo. North Fork

April 17, 2013

A Denver-based company that leases federal lands on behalf of other oil and gas companies nominated the majority of 30,000 acres that was once slated for auction in Colorado's North Fork Valley, according to documents released yesterday by the Bureau of Land Management.

BLM made the...

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