DENVER (AP) — Conservation groups filed lawsuits against state environmental agencies in Colorado and Montana this week targeting coal mines in the two states.
Two groups sued Montana’s Department of Environmental Quality on Monday over an approved expansion of the Rosebud Mine, a coal strip mine near the Wyoming border.
Preston Brown knows the risk of wildfire that comes with living in the rural, chaparral-lined hills of San Diego County. He’s lived there for 21 years and evacuated twice.
That’s why he fiercely opposed a plan to build more than 1,100 homes in a fire-prone area he said would be difficult to evacuate safely.
PHOENIX (AP) — State utility regulators have rejected a proposed power plant expansion project that pitted environmental justice concerns against metro Phoenix's increasing electricity demands during Arizona's summer heat.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state court judge said environmental groups may proceed with a lawsuit seeking to halt expansion of a cattle farm in northeast Iowa near a prized trout stream.
Judge Michael Huppert on Monday ruled against the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, which sought to dismiss the lawsuit filed by the Sierra Club Iowa Chapter and Iowa State Council of Trout Unlimited.
The future of a major liquified natural gas facility proposed for northeastern Pennsylvania was thrown into question Monday after its developer settled a legal challenge brought by environmental activists.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Community groups in New Jersey and California are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seeking to force trash incinerators across the country — many of them in predominantly minority communities — to emit less pollution into the air.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Opponents of the Mountain Valley Pipeline filed a legal challenge Monday to a West Virginia water permit for the natural gas project.
The petition filed by environmental and community groups argues that the state Department of Environmental Protection violated the Clean Water Act in granting the permit.
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Opponents of the Mountain Valley Pipeline are gearing up for another legal fight to try to stop the natural gas project.
The Roanoke Times reports that environmental and community groups filed a petition this week with a federal appeals court.
HONOLULU (AP) — A hearings officer expects to issue a recommendation early next week on whether the Navy has to comply with Hawaii’s order to empty fuel from a massive storage tank facility blamed for contaminating Pearl Harbor drinking water.
HONOLULU (AP) — Citing threats to Honolulu's drinking water, the Sierra Club of Hawaii and other groups on Wednesday called on President Joe Biden and military leaders to shut down tanks that provide an important fuel reserve for U.S.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of environmental groups are raising concerns about Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's plans to turn New Mexico into a hydrogen fuel hub.
The Democrat, who is running for reelection, has set a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions at least 45% by 2030 as compared to 2005 levels.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials have cleared the way for construction of a dump in West Texas that could hold spent nuclear fuel for up to 40 years.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted a license to Interim Storage Partners LLC to build and run a facility that could take up to 5,000 metric tons of spent nuclear fuel rods from power plants and 231 million tons of other radioactive waste.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is getting $2 million in federal grants to help make urban areas greener.
The money comes from the outdoor recreation legacy partnership program, which helps target projects in “historically marginilized communities,” the state's Sierra Club chapter said.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An environmental group wary about the sale of North Dakota’s largest coal-fired power plant by a nonprofit Minnesota electric cooperative wants officials in that state to review the deal, saying ratepayers are being left in the dark.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A group of environmentalists said Tuesday it intended to sue West Virginia over evidence of pollutants running into waterways from a coal mine site.
In a letter to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, the group alleges violations of the Clean Water Act at a coal mine site managed by the state agency in Clay and Nicholas counties in central West Virginia.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A coalition of environmental advocacy groups threatened Wednesday to sue the state of Montana if it implements new laws passed earlier this year permitting the snaring of wolves and expanding trapping seasons, which they say could pose a threat to the state’s grizzly bear and lynx populations.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who was elected to the state legislature but resigned before being sworn in has pleaded no contest to embezzling about $16,000 from an environmental nonprofit and using the money on his political campaign, prosecutors said.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Environmental groups are seeking to force the federal government to address an underfunded program in West Virginia whose purpose is to help cover the costs of coal mine reclamation.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Environmentalists have filed a new legal challenge to a U.S. government program that allows oil and gas pipelines to be built across wetlands, rivers and other bodies of water...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Dec. 11 about a large housing development approved in the mountains north of Los Angeles, The Associated Press reported erroneously that several environmental groups supported the deal...
The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has decided it will allow the Sierra Club to submit written comment contesting Crestone Peak Resource's application to build a 140-well development on Boulder County open space.
I am a lifetime member of the Sierra Club and have been on the executive committee of the Rio Grande Chapter and chairman of my local Pajarito Group. I am a member of at least 15 other national and local environmental groups, and have served two terms on the Los Alamos County Environmental Sustainability Board.
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii judge has ruled that an exemption granted to the Navy after its massive fuel tanks leaked in 2014 violates state law...
LOWELL The recently formed Merrimack Valley Sierra Club will hold its next meeting Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. on the first floor function room of 141 John St. The group is advocating for the creation of an electric bus fleet for the Lowell Regional Transit Authority and an ordinance controlling the use of plastic bags.
LINCOLN — The future of the Keystone XL pipeline became even more muddled Tuesday with further delays expected.
The Nebraska Public Service Commission unanimously rejected TransCanada’s request to amend its application for a route across Nebraska.
McALLEN — With the wheels already in motion for the construction of a border wall on a local wildlife refuge and in other areas, local environmentalists are positioning themselves for a fierce battle with the federal government.
A permit from the Department of Ecology allowing the city to discharge untreated water into the river will limit such events to one per pipe, per year.
Brook Beeler, a spokeswoman for the Ecology Department in Spokane, said the department follows the Environmental Protection Agency’s policy on combined sewer outflows, which allow the one per site, per year standard.
Whether for, against or ambivalent about construction of the much-debated Keystone XL pipeline, the multitudes will have a first-come, first-serve opportunity to share their views Wednesday with state regulators who have authority over TransCanada’s proposed route through Nebraska.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg urged world leaders not to follow President Donald Trump's lead on climate change and declared his intention to help save an international agreement to reduce carbon emissions...
We face a decision with enormous consequences for everyone who pays an electric bill in Connecticut — whether to spend billions of dollars on a fracked gas pipeline or to continue our great progress in reducing our reliance on dirty fossil fuel through energy efficiency and clean technologies.
Georgia Power has submitted its request for the reissuance of an existing permit to discharge wastewater from Plant Hammond into Smith Cabin Creek and the Coosa River.
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump plans to dismantle President Barack Obama's efforts to reduce planet-warming carbon emissions. But delivering on his campaign pledges to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency and bring back tens of thousands of long-gone coal mining jobs could prove far more difficult.
Conservation groups worry that high death rates of boar grizzlies in a post-delisting world will not be captured by population models and that bear numbers will unknowingly fall into decline as a result.
WASHINGTON (AP) — If elected president, Donald Trump would be the only head of state in the world to contend that climate change is a hoax, according to a study...
CHICAGO (AP) — 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.