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Utah public comment period closes for Lake Powell Pipeline

Jan. 17, 2020 6:48 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — More than 1,100 public comments were submitted for the proposed Lake Powell Pipeline designed to pump water to two southern Utah counties, program officials said. The proposed 140-mile (225-kilometer) road is estimated to cost between $1 billion to $1.7 billion, The Spectrum reported....

FILE - In this July 18, 2018, file photo, lawyers and youth plaintiffs lineup behind a banner after a hearing before Federal District Court Judge Ann Aiken between lawyers for the Trump Administration and the so called Climate Kids in Federal Court in Eugene, Ore. A federal appeals court on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, dismissed a lawsuit by 21 young people who claimed the U.S. government's climate policy harms them and jeopardizes their future. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP, File)

US court dismisses suit by youths over climate change

Jan. 17, 2020 6:18 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by 21 young people who claimed the U.S. government's climate policies and reliance on fossil fuels harms them, jeopardizes their future and violates their constitutional rights, potentially dealing a fatal blow to a long-running...

Federal court dismisses lawsuit by 21 young people who claimed U.S. government climate policy jeopardizes their future

Jan. 17, 2020 1:23 PM EST
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal court dismisses lawsuit by 21 young people who claimed U.S. government climate policy jeopardizes their future.
Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England speaks at a Bank of England Financial Stability Report Press Conference, in London, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth,pool)

UK's Johnson picks Bank of England governor to climate role

Jan. 16, 2020 12:16 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's prime minister has appointed outgoing Bank of England Governor Mark Carney to a special advisory role ahead of the U.N. climate change conference to be held in Scotland in November. Boris Johnson said Carney will offer expertise in mobilizing business and investors across the...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Jan. 15, 2020 2:06 PM EST

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: ___ Jan. 15 The Parkersburg News and Sentinel on legislation that would introduce another office for emergency planning: Imagine for a moment you are one of the hundreds of folks still waiting for the help from state government that was promised as you try to...

Claim by advocates seeking to stop wolf shooting dismissed

Jan. 11, 2020 10:11 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Wolf advocates seeking to halt the Washington Department Fish and Wildlife from shooting wolves to protect livestock have suffered another legal setback. The Capital Press reports King County Superior Court Judge John McHale on Friday dismissed claims that Fish and Wildlife's lethal-control...

FILE - This undated file aerial view shows the Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, N.M. The agency that oversees the United States' nuclear arsenal says it doesn't need to do any broad environmental reviews of a proposal that calls for ramping up production of plutonium triggers at federal installations in New Mexico and South Carolina. The National Nuclear Security Administration on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, released a supplemental analysis related to the project, saying the determination was made after reviewing extensive documentation and public comments that were received last year. (The Albuquerque Journal via AP, File)

US plutonium production plan likely to spur legal challenge

Jan. 9, 2020 7:44 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The agency that oversees the United States’ nuclear arsenal says it doesn’t need to do any broad environmental reviews of a proposal that calls for ramping up production of plutonium triggers at federal installations in New Mexico and South Carolina. The National...

President Donald Trump listens as Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt speaks on proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act, at the White House, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Trump proposes sweeping rollback of environmental oversight

Jan. 9, 2020 5:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a dramatic rollback of environmental oversight, President Donald Trump took action Thursday to clear the way and speed up development of a wide range of commercial projects by cutting back federal review of their impact on the environment. “The United States can’t compete...

Pope Francis delivers his message during an audience with members of the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See during the traditional exchange of New Year greetings at the Vatican, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (Remo Casilli/Pool photo Via AP)

Pope warns of risks from US-Iran tensions in policy speech

Jan. 9, 2020 6:36 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis warned Thursday that increasing tensions between the U.S. and Iran are setting the stage for a broader conflict in the Mideast while jeopardizing efforts to rebuild Iraq. Francis listed the “particularly troubling” deterioration of U.S.-Iran relations...

State Rep. Todd Novak, center, gathers members of a bi-partisan water pollution task force in the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, to announce recommendations for curbing contamination from manure and fertilizer. The group released its recommendations to reduce contamination after a year's worth of work, releasing 13 bills Wednesday that call for creating a new water policy office, increasing state funding for county conservation workers and increasing grants for well reconstruction or replacements. (AP Photo/Todd Richmond)

Lawmaker task force urges $10M for clean water initiatives

Jan. 8, 2020 4:56 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A bipartisan water pollution task force proposed more than a dozen bills Wednesday designed to curb contamination across Wisconsin, capping a year's worth of research and discussion. Groundwater pollution has been a growing problem in Wisconsin over the last 20 years, creating a rift...