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Group sues to expand protected orca habitat in Northwest

Aug. 16, 2018 12:54 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — With the Pacific Northwest's killer whales struggling, an environmental group is suing to force President Donald Trump's administration to expand protected habitat to help them recover. The Tucson, Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity filed the lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District...

Governors: Trump directive could hurt effort to save bird

Aug. 13, 2018 3:30 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Some governors in the U.S. West say a new Trump administration directive threatens to undermine a hard-won compromise aimed at saving a beleaguered bird scattered across their region. The directive, issued in late July, severely limits a type of land swap involving federal property. Critics...

Appeals court tells EPA to stop sales of harmful pesticide

Aug. 10, 2018 12:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a widely used pesticide on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure can harm babies' brains. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco...

Company disputes complaint over refinery by national park

Aug. 9, 2018 3:25 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The company planning an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota is asking state regulators to dismiss a complaint filed by environmental groups over the site. Meridian Energy Group made its request to the Public Service Commission on Wednesday,...

Poland: Activists protest use of pesticide harmful to bees

Aug. 8, 2018 8:55 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Environmentalists and beekeepers in Poland have staged a protest against the government's authorization of a class of pesticides that the European Union says poses a serious risk to bees. Poland's Agriculture Ministry said Wednesday the temporary permission it gave for the use of...

California's border wall challenge hinges on jurisdiction

Aug. 7, 2018 5:12 PM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A legal challenge to the Trump administration's planned border wall Tuesday hinged on whether the state of California and environmental groups can even fight such a project in lower courts. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struggled with a law that gave...

Latest: Border wall challenge hinges on court jurisdiction

Aug. 7, 2018 4:18 PM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a federal appeals court hearing on the Trump administration's planned border wall (all times local): 1:15 p.m. A legal challenge to President Trump's planned border wall hinges on whether the state of California and environmental groups can fight the project in court....

Deschutes irrigators, environmentalists seek 'shared vision'

Aug. 7, 2018 12:51 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Environmental organizations and irrigation districts hope a new agreement could help discussions about managing flows on the Deschutes River focus more on collaboration than litigation in the future. The Deschutes Basin Board of Control, which oversees eight irrigation districts that...

Appeals court tosses key permits for Atlantic Coast pipeline

Aug. 6, 2018 6:43 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday threw out two key permits for the Atlantic Coast pipeline, a ruling environmental groups said should halt construction on the 600-mile natural gas pipeline, but project developers insisted should not result in a lengthy delay. A three-judge panel of...

Kavanaugh's record on EPA rules worries environmental groups

Aug. 6, 2018 12:19 AM EDT

Environmental groups were not going to be happy with anyone President Donald Trump picked for the Supreme Court. But the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh has them especially worried. A conservative who would replace the more moderate Justice Anthony Kennedy, Kavanaugh has a record of slapping back...