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FILE - In this June 22, 2018, file photo, construction crews are boring beneath U.S. 221 in Roanoke County, Va., to make a tunnel through which the Mountain Valley Pipeline will pass under the highway. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has suspended a nationwide program used to approve oil and gas pipelines, power lines and other utility work, spurred by a court ruling that industry representatives warn could slow or halt numerous projects over environmental concerns. (Heather Rousseau/The Roanoke Times via AP, File)

US judge says new pipelines need more review

May. 12, 2020 12:57 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. judge on Monday revised a recent court ruling that threatened to hold up thousands of utility projects crossing streams and wetlands, but left in place a requirement for new oil and gas pipelines to undergo further environmental review. The ruling from U.S. District Judge...

Michigan regulators want details on Great Lakes tunnel plan

May. 6, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Enbridge's application for an oil pipeline tunnel beneath a Great Lakes channel can't be processed without more information, including an analysis of alternatives to the project, state regulators say. The Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy requested additional...

This photo taken March 12, 2020, near Rock Port, Missouri, shows once-productive farmland that was ruined after a Missouri River flood blew open part of an earthen levee and inundated the area in 2019. The landowner is among several in the area who have offered to sell about 500 acres so the levee can be moved farther back, giving the river more room to roam. Levee setbacks are among measures being taken in the U.S. heartland to control floods in ways that work with nature instead of trying to dominate it with concrete infrastructure. (AP Photo/John Flesher)

Battered by floods, U.S. river communities try new remedies

Apr. 28, 2020 1:32 PM EDT

ARNOLD, Mo. (AP) — Hollywood Beach Road was once such prime real estate that the neighborhood had its own airstrip, enabling well-heeled residents to zip back and forth between homes in nearby St. Louis and weekend cottages on the Meramec River in suburban Arnold, Missouri. Floods eventually took their...

FILE - In this June 22, 2018, file photo, construction crews are boring beneath U.S. 221 in Roanoke County, Va., to make a tunnel through which the Mountain Valley Pipeline will pass under the highway. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has suspended a nationwide program used to approve oil and gas pipelines, power lines and other utility work, spurred by a court ruling that industry representatives warn could slow or halt numerous projects over environmental concerns. (Heather Rousseau/The Roanoke Times via AP, File)

US seeks return of wetlands permit nixed in pipeline case

Apr. 27, 2020 8:48 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. government attorneys on Monday sought to put on hold a recent court ruling that canceled a permitting program used to approve oil and gas pipelines and other utility work through wetlands and streams across the nation. The attorneys said letting the April 15 ruling stand would...

FILE - In this June 22, 2018, file photo, construction crews are boring beneath U.S. 221 in Roanoke County, Va., to make a tunnel through which the Mountain Valley Pipeline will pass under the highway. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has suspended a nationwide program used to approve oil and gas pipelines, power lines and other utility work, spurred by a court ruling that industry representatives warn could slow or halt numerous projects over environmental concerns. (Heather Rousseau/The Roanoke Times via AP, File)

US delays oil pipeline approvals after environmental ruling

Apr. 23, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has suspended a nationwide program used to approve oil and gas pipelines, power lines and other utility work, spurred by a court ruling that industry representatives warn could slow or halt numerous infrastructure projects over environmental concerns...

Conservationists oppose water rights for Nevada gold mine

Apr. 10, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Five conservation groups have joined a tribe’s effort to block the expansion of a northeast Nevada gold mine they say would suck water from other area users and destroy cultural resources and habitat for sensitive wildlife dependent on nearby wetlands. The environmentalists filed...

Ponds remain relatively stagnant during an expedition to monitor wildlife populations held by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources in Diamond Fork Canyon on Monday, March 30, 2020, east of Spanish Fork, Utah.  Officials are searching for eggs belonging to the Columbia spotted frog to monitor their population levels. The frog is one of four amphibians on the state's sensitive species list because of the threats to its habitat and by predators. (Isaac Hale/The Daily Herald via AP)

Biologists wade through Utah ponds in search of frog eggs

Apr. 2, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Biologists with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources spent Monday afternoon wading through ponds near Diamond Fork Canyon with one goal in mind: to find frog eggs. More specifically, the DWR wildlife biologists were looking for eggs belonging to the Columbia spotted frog, a native...