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'Things are dire': $16B bay flood plan for worst NJ storms

Sep. 21, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. (AP) — Federal officials on Tuesday warned of a “dire” situation that is likely to get worse as they explained details of a $16 billion plan to lessen back bay flooding, one of the major sources of storm damage at the Jersey Shore. At an online...

California moves to return beach seized from Black couple

Sep. 09, 2021 23:23 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers unanimously moved Thursday to allow the return of prime beachfront property to descendants of a Black couple who were stripped of their resort for African Americans amid racist harassment a century ago. What was known as...

Opponents of aquaculture operation in Belfast go to court

Aug. 21, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — Opponents of Nordic Aquafarms are suing over the Belfast City Council’s unanimous decision to use eminent domain to get an easement across a piece of disputed mudflat. Two individuals and the Friends of the Harriet L. Hartley Conservation Area...

Baton Rouge eyes ex-golf course in $9.3M flood control plan

Aug. 07, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Baton Rouge officials are eyeing a closed golf course as a floodwater detention area, but the owner says he doesn't want to sell. The city-parish announced Friday that the Louisiana Watershed Initiative had awarded it $6 million to buy 65 acres...

Legislative committee to hear bills related to real estate

Aug. 01, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A bill that would crack down on anyone who installs a camera to record activities in a neighbor’s backyard is just one of dozens of pieces of legislation set to be heard at a virtual public hearing at the Massachusetts Statehouse on Tuesday. The bill...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jul. 07, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

Scranton Times-Tribune. July 5, 2021. Editorial: State-protected lands ... aren’t Pennsylvania’s government regularly has rolled over for the natural gas industry, heavily subsidizing it, covering many of its market-development costs, refusing to...

Under presssure, company cancels Tennessee pipeline

Jul. 03, 2021 08:15 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Environmentalists and activists claimed victory Saturday after a company canceled plans to build an oil pipeline through southwest Tennessee and north Mississippi, and over an aquifer that provides drinking water to 1 million people. Byhalia...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Jun. 30, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 29 The Miami Herald on a disturbing, larger question in Surfside condo collapse: South Florida’s long and sordid history of shoddy building practices is hard...

Supreme Court won't sidetrack plans for natural gas pipeline

Jun. 29, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court dealt a blow to New Jersey and other states seeking a way to oppose pipelines running through their land, siding with a pipeline company Tuesday in a dispute over New Jersey land needed for a natural gas pipeline. Both liberal and...

Religion and free speech among cases justices could add

Jun. 28, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A closely watched voting rights dispute from Arizona is among five cases standing between the Supreme Court and its summer break. But even before the justices wrap up their work, likely later this week, they could say whether they’ll add more high-profile issues to what...