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Judge orders delay amid debate over Dakota Access pipeline

Apr. 09, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A judge on Friday delayed a decision on whether the Dakota Access Oil pipeline should be shut down while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts an environmental review on the project, after lawyers for the pipeline asked for more time to outline the effects of...

Small protest camp waits out removal of Keystone XL pipeline

Apr. 05, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A small protest camp on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation plans to remain in place until the criminal cases against two of its members are finished and all infrastructure related to the Keystone XL Pipeline is removed. “The camp will remain...

Pipeline construction sparks debate on Minnesota reservation

Apr. 03, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

FOND du LAC INDIAN RESERVATION, Minn. (AP) — About a month ago, Taysha Martineau walked out of the protest camp she built in a small patch of woods near her home on the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation and knelt in the middle of the road. Elders from her community...

Judge: US agency illegally paid for Colorado predator hunt

Mar. 31, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service illegally helped pay for a Colorado program to kill dozens of mountain lions and black bears in an experiment to determine if the predators were partly responsible for declining mule deer populations, a federal judge has ruled. ...

Scientists: Grizzlies expand turf but still need protection

Mar. 31, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Grizzly bears are slowly expanding the turf where they roam in parts of the northern Rocky Mountains but need continued protections, according to government scientists who concluded that no other areas of the country would be suitable for reintroducing the fearsome...

Deal signed to treat glass factory waste by Allegheny River

Mar. 30, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — After a nearly decade-long lawsuit waged by two environmental groups, PPG Industries Inc. has agreed to do more to clean up a factory waste dump leaking toxic metals into the Allegheny River, upriver from where Pittsburgh draws drinking water. The...

Grizzly guru tries to defuse human conflicts with bears

Mar. 28, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

KALISPELL, mont. (AP) — In 1988, the renowned grizzly bear biologist Tim Manley was working as a research assistant on the South Fork Flathead River, trying to devise a reliable method for counting grizzlies in the dense and mountainous terrain of the Northern Continental Divide. More than...

Feds want to fix canal, but Nevada town lives off the leaks

Mar. 20, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

FERNLEY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada town founded a century ago by pioneers lured to the West by the promise of free land and cheap water in the desert is trying to block the U.S. government from renovating a 115-year-old earthen irrigation canal with a plan that would eliminate leaking water that...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Mar. 19, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

New London Day. March 18, 2021. Editorial: Legislative approval of deal looks like a good bet The deal announced Thursday that will allow the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to offer sports betting and online casino gaming can help shore up...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Mar. 08, 2021 10:00 AM EST

Lincoln Journal Star. March 5, 2021. Editorial: Lawsuit was imperative to force change at Mead plant A stockpile of about 84,000 tons of distiller’s grain that hadn’t been disposed of, an emergency order to cease wastewater discharge, a leak that...