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2 people survive small plane crash near San Juan Island

Apr. 12, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — Two people survived after their small plane crashed into the water near the San Juan Islands Sunday evening, according to the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. Emergency managers and the Coast Guard were sent to the south end of Blakley...

Judge halts California development, citing wildfire risk

Apr. 08, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

LEBEC, Calif. (AP) — A long-running plan to build a community of 19,000 homes on vast Tejon Ranch north of Los Angeles has been halted by a judge who cited high wildfire risk. Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff on Tuesday rejected Los Angeles County’s approval of...

Group sues over Interstate 5 expansion in Portland

Apr. 05, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The group No More Freeways has filed a lawsuit against the Oregon Department of Transportation’s plan to add auxiliary lanes and shoulders to Interstate 5 by Portland’s Rose Quarter. The federal government allowed the project to move forward...

Plan to allow thousands of California oil wells faces vote

Mar. 08, 2021 23:11 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A plan to fast-track drilling of thousands of new oil and gas wells over the next 15 years in California’s prime oil patch was approved Monday by Kern County officials over objections by environmental groups. The Kern County Board of Supervisors...

Offshore wind project off Martha's Vineyard nears approval

Mar. 08, 2021 11:38 AM EST

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — The first commercial-scale offshore wind power development in U.S. history is edging closer to approval, federal officials said Monday. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management made the announcement about Vineyard Wind, a much anticipated and...

Study marks major milestone for Louisiana coastal plan

Mar. 05, 2021 17:51 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A nearly $2 billion plan to divert water and sediment from the Mississippi River to rebuild land in southeastern Louisiana — considered the cornerstone of the state's efforts to protect its rapidly eroding coast — has passed a major milestone with the publication of...

Enbridge Line 3 divides Indigenous lands, people

Feb. 24, 2021 10:33 AM EST

CLOQUET, Minn. (AP) — Jason Goward was overjoyed to get a high-paying job on Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline project. The job, clearing ground with a contractor for the Canadian energy company, meant he could at last pay child support for his two young sons. He could buy...

Nevada rancher sues to block lithium mine near Oregon line

Feb. 17, 2021 23:11 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A longtime Nevada rancher is suing U.S. regulators over the approval of a lithium mine on federal rangeland he says would violate environmental laws and undermine changes he has made in his own livestock grazing practices to help threatened fish and wildlife. ...