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FILE - This Dec. 22, 2018, file photo shows a pump jack over an oil well along Interstate 25 near Dacono, Colo. Federal courts have delivered a string of rebukes to the Trump administration over what they found were failures to protect the environment and address climate change as it promotes fossil fuel interests and the extraction of natural resources from public lands. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Trump's fossil fuel agenda gets pushback from federal judges

Sep. 15, 2020 12:37 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal courts have delivered a string of rebukes to the Trump administration over what they found were failures to protect the environment and address climate change as it promotes fossil fuel interests and the extraction of natural resources from public lands. Judges have ruled...

Fall rafting season set on West Virginia's Gauley River

Sep. 8, 2020 5:08 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The fall rafting season on West Virginia’s Gauley River gets started this week. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin lowering Summersville Lake to its winter level through releases at the Summersville Dam starting Friday. The weekly releases will continue through Oct....

Nonprofit proposes plan for innovative park along Ohio River

Sep. 5, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A proposed urban park that would line the Ohio River along southern Indiana could become the first climate change-resilient riverside park designed in the Upper South and the Midwest, supporters say. The River Heritage Conservancy said its proposal for Origin Park is designed...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2016 file photo, dozens of protestors demonstrating against the expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline wade in cold creek waters confronting local police, near Cannon Ball, N.D. The Army Corps of Engineers is recommending that the federal government negotiate a settlement with North Dakota for more than $38 million that the state spent policing the monthslong pipeline protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline almost four years ago. (AP Photo/John L. Mone File)

Feds want deal with North Dakota over pipeline protest costs

Sep. 1, 2020 11:16 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers is recommending that the federal government negotiate a settlement with North Dakota for more than $38 million that the state spent policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. In a letter obtained by The Associated Press, the Department of the...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Aug. 26, 2020 12:27 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ Aug. 21 The Advocate on the levee system: They are so much a part of our daily lives in Louisiana that we take levees for granted, or did, until breaches in the structures resulted in a flooded greater New Orleans 15 years ago. Levees are important. That is why...

Groups challenge permit for $2B methanol plant in Washington

Aug. 26, 2020 12:20 PM EDT

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Conservation groups have asked a federal judge to reject permits for a proposed $2 billion methanol plant in southwest Washington state. The Columbia Riverkeeper group and several other organizations are challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 2019 approval of the permits for...

FILE - In this July 13, 2007, file photo, workers with the Pebble Mine project test drill in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska, near the village of Iliamma. A proposed gold and copper mine at the headwaters of the world's largest sockeye salmon fishery in Alaska would cause

Corps: Alaska mine would have adverse impacts on salmon site

Aug. 24, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA (AP) — A proposed gold and copper mine at the headwaters of the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery in Alaska would cause “unavoidable adverse impacts,” the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said in a letter to the developer released Monday. The corps is giving Pebble...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, file photo, from left, Bristol Bay Reserve Association Board member Mike LaRussa, Bristol Bay Native Association President/CEO Ralph Andersen, Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association Executive Director Andy Wink, United Tribes of Bristol Bay Deputy Director Lindsay Layland, Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation President and CEO Norm Van Vactor, and Robin Samuelson of Bristol Bay Native Corporation, make statements at the Federal Courthouse in Anchorage, Alaska. The Trump administration plans to block a proposed copper and gold mine near the headwaters of a major U.S. salmon fishery in Alaska, six people described as familiar with its plans told Politico on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2020. The administration's rejection of the Pebble Mine project is expected to come after Trump faced pressure to stop it from GOP mega-donor Andy Sabin, Bass Pro Shops CEO Johnny Morris and his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., Politico re

Report: Trump administration to block proposed Alaska mine

Aug. 22, 2020 11:29 PM EDT

The Trump administration plans to block a proposed copper and gold mine near the headwaters of a major U.S. salmon fishery in Alaska, six people described as familiar with its plans told Politico on Saturday. The administration's rejection of the Pebble Mine project is expected to come after Trump faced pressure...

Spokesman: Work continues on Pebble Mine mitigation plan

Aug. 20, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A key federal permitting decision on a proposed copper and gold mine in Alaska's Bristol Bay region could still be weeks away as work continues on a wetlands mitigation plan, a spokesperson for the company behind the Pebble Mine said Thursday. Mike Heatwole, with the Pebble Limited...

Army Corp releases updated Honolulu flooding control plan

Aug. 20, 2020 9:44 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers released a revised flood protection plan for Honolulu neighborhoods that includes fewer impacts on natural streams and residential properties within the watershed. The updated Ala Wai Flood Control Pro­ject remains contentious because of a canal wall and...