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New Mexico county concerned about forest proposal

Dec. 25, 2021 11:35 AM EST

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Otero County commissioners have approved a resolution voicing opposition to a proposed plan that will guide forest management practices for the 1.1 million-acre Lincoln National Forest in southern New Mexico for the next 10 to 15 years. The commissioners...

2nd lawsuit targets large west-central Idaho forest project

Dec. 22, 2021 17:06 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service violated numerous environmental laws in approving a 105-square-mile (270-square-kilometer) logging and restoration project in west-central Idaho, a conservation group alleges in a lawsuit. The Idaho Conservation League in the lawsuit...

Development and conservation clash at Komodo National Park

Dec. 22, 2021 14:03 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — On a dirt path, forked yellow tongue darting from its mouth, a member of the world’s largest lizard species lazes on an island in eastern Indonesia’s Komodo National Park as tourists snap photos. And about 18 miles (30 kilometers) away on another park island that...

Intertribal agency faults Wisconsin review of Line 5 reroute

Dec. 20, 2021 10:13 AM EST

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — An intertribal agency says Wisconsin's draft environmental review for a planned reroute of an oil and gas pipeline across northern Wisconsin is incomplete and flawed. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources released its draft environmental impact...

Federal judge says Navy jets impacting Whidbey Island

Dec. 16, 2021 10:18 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Navy made several errors in its environmental impact statement for jet operations at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, according to a report U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Richard Creatura filed in a lawsuit over the growing fleet of aircraft, called Growlers. ...

Tacoma liquid gas plant gets OK from state pollution board

Nov. 23, 2021 18:04 PM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state energy utility’s liquified natural gas facility in Tacoma, Washington, has cleared another legal hurdle — this time getting a green light from the Washington Pollution Control Hearings Board. The News Tribune reports the...

Superior shows generational divide over views on copper mine

Nov. 14, 2021 10:03 AM EST

SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) — The kids care about the future of mining. But they also care about Native American rights. These kinds of contradictions and concerns lie in the background of Superior, a small town nestled in the mountains at the start of Pinal County’s Copper...

$3.4B San Diego airport terminal project is now underway

Nov. 03, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — After nearly a decade of planning, work has started at San Diego International Airport on a $3.4 billion project that will eventually replace the 1960s-era Terminal 1 and build a new airport access road. The project got underway this week after the...

Final decision on Georgia spaceport permit delayed yet again

Nov. 01, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

KINGSLAND, Ga. (AP) — A federal agency has yet again pushed back a final decision on whether to allow the construction of a launchpad for commercial rockets in coastal Georgia. The Federal Aviation Administration plans to release its decision on Spaceport Camden by...

New plan for Lake Okeechobee releases still raising concerns

Oct. 31, 2021 03:14 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of scientists, environmental groups, elected officials and agency heads met online Oct. 26 to talk about recent changes to a still controversial plan to govern Lake Okeechobee releases. Paul Gray, Audubon Florida’s director of science,...