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US drops appeal of ruling banning some sheep grazing

Oct. 13, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials and a sheep industry group have dropped their appeals of a court ruling preventing sheep grazing in western Montana and eastern Idaho by a sheep research facility long targeted by environmental groups concerned about potential harm to grizzly bears and...

Corps plans more Montana dam releases to help sturgeon spawn

Oct. 02, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A plan designed to test whether boosting water releases from Fort Peck Dam in the spring could help endangered pallid sturgeon successfully spawn has been approved. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its environmental impact statement on...

FAA again delays final decision on Georgia spaceport permit

Sep. 29, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

KINGSLAND, Ga. (AP) — A federal agency said Wednesday it's once again delaying a final decision on whether to permit construction of a launchpad for commercial rockets on the Georgia coast. The Federal Aviation Administration now plans to issue a decision on Spaceport...

US military eyes prototype mobile nuclear reactor in Idaho

Sep. 24, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Defense is taking input on its plan to build an advanced mobile nuclear microreactor prototype at the Idaho National Laboratory in eastern Idaho. The department began a 45-day comment period on Friday with the release of a...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Sep. 20, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. Sept. 16, 2021. Editorial: Gov. Abbott, please recognize International Underground Railroad Month September is International Underground Railroad Month. Gov. Greg Abbott should recognize it with an official proclamation. ...

Judge dismisses suit over Mississippi River spillway damage

Sep. 15, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge in Mississippi ruled in two cases that his court didn’t have the authority to order the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete an environmental impact study on repeated openings of a Mississippi River flood control structure. ...

Federal official take action to protect Hawaii dolphins

Aug. 26, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Federal officials have taken a step toward protecting Hawaii's spinner dolphins. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration published a final environmental impact statement that proposes limiting how close people can get to spinner...

Lake Tahoe ski resort expansion blocked by appeals court

Aug. 26, 2021 00:20 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A California appeals court has blocked the expansion of Lake Tahoe’s famed Squaw Valley ski resort because the development plan fails to adequately address potential harm to air and water quality, as well as increased noise levels and traffic in the area. ...

EPA to review proposed machine range at Cape Cod base

Aug. 25, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

BOURNE, Mass. (AP) — The federal Environmental Protection Agency plans to review a proposed machine gun training range at a National Guard base in Massachusetts and the potential risks to a public drinking water source. The agency wrote in its notice to the Army...

Federal judge settles lawsuit on harms to border environment

Aug. 23, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A federal judge in Arizona on Monday settled a lawsuit filed against the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection, saying the agencies failed to study potential harms to the environment from increased enforcement along the U.S.-Mexico border. ...