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What's next for the Keystone XL pipeline in South Dakota

Jan. 28, 2020 2:14 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Plans for construction of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline inched forward last week with several approvals at both the federal and state levels, but opponents in South Dakota say they haven’t given up on preventing, or at least slowing, the pipeline’s construction. Plans...

FILE - In this March 31, 2017, file photo, water flows through one of the irrigation canals in Albuquerque, N.M. New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has long talked about the importance of water to the arid state, even campaigning on the idea of creating a 50-year plan to guide management of the finite resource. Her administration is now asking lawmakers for more money and manpower to start what some experts say will be a multiyear endeavor. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

Governor: New Mexico needs realistic, sustainable water plan

Jan. 27, 2020 7:01 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has long talked about the importance of water to the arid state, even campaigning on the idea of creating a 50-year plan to guide management of the finite resource. Her administration is now asking lawmakers for more money and manpower to...

Group preparing to sue EPA over Chesapeake Bay pollution

Jan. 27, 2020 6:06 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A conservation group announced Monday that it's preparing to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to enforce the Clean Water Act relating to pollution limits for the Chesapeake Bay. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation announced it is preparing a notice of intent to sue the...

Atlantic Richfield scraps second Berkeley Pit water plant

Jan. 27, 2020 12:54 PM EST

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — Atlantic Richfield has scrapped a proposal to build a second water treatment plant to lower the level of acidic, metal-laden water that has collected in a former copper mining pit in Butte. There were concerns that reducing the water levels in Berkeley pit could destabilize portions of...

Alabama utility plans $5.5 million water project

Jan. 25, 2020 10:34 AM EST

BEULAH, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama utility is undertaking a $5.5 million water project designed to stabilize and increase the water pressure for customers and firefighters. Auburn-based ClearWater Solutions Inc. recently announced the upgrades by the Beulah Utilities District. The project will add two water...

Bulgarian traditional Mummers protest against the alleged mismanagement of Bulgarian government that has led to a water crisis in Sofia, on Saturday, Jan.25, 2019.  Citizens have been protesting for weeks, holding authorities accountable for bringing their city to the verge of what they are calling a humanitarian crisis. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)

Bulgarians protest severe water shortage in industrial city

Jan. 25, 2020 8:56 AM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Residents of a Bulgarian city experiencing a severe months-long water shortage gathered in front of the government headquarters Saturday demanding urgent measures to address what they described as a looming humanitarian crisis. Protesters voiced suspicions that bribery and...

FILE - In this May 4, 2019, file photo, two kayakers float the Rio Grande through Corrales, New Mexico. New Mexico officials said Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, the Trump administration's move to end federal protections for many of the nation's millions of miles of streams, arroyos and wetlands will be

New Mexico officials call US water rollbacks 'disastrous'

Jan. 23, 2020 5:42 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials on Thursday said the Trump administration's move to end federal protections for many of the nation's streams, arroyos and wetlands will be “disastrous” for the Southwest state. Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who has been a constant...

Rule change for state fund for land preservation groups

Jan. 23, 2020 4:57 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A change in Vermont's clean water fund will save money and improve the ability to acquire property, according to nonprofit land preservation groups. Nonprofits, such as the Vermont Land Trust and the Trust of Public Land, will be able to apply to the Clean Water State Revolving Fund...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, file photo, an egret looks for food along Valhalla Pond in Riverview, Fla. The Trump administration was expected to announce completion as soon as Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, of one of its most momentous environmental rollbacks, removing federal protections for millions of miles of the country’s streams, arroyos and wetlands. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Trump rollback could leave waterways vulnerable to pollution

Jan. 23, 2020 4:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday ended federal protection for many of the nation's millions of miles of streams, arroyos and wetlands, a sweeping environmental rollback that could leave the waterways more vulnerable to pollution from development, industry and farms. The policy change,...

Jackson Hole parcel added to Grand Teton National Park

Jan. 23, 2020 1:10 PM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A small piece of land in western Wyoming has become part of Grand Teton National Park. The National Park Service acquired the 35-acre (14-hectare) parcel in the southern part of the park earlier this month. The Conservation Fund took part in acquiring the land from a private owner with...