Sep 30 2011

Twitter Link Round-Up: Keystone XL Hearings and Environmental Hero Wangari Maathai Dies

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Afraid you missed something interesting in the world of environmental law?  Read on for a (non-comprehensive) list of articles posted on our Twitter feed @WMELSBlog.

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Aug 12 2011

Twitter Link Round-Up: EPA Halts Sale of Tree-Killing Chemical and Fracking Panel Calls for Study of Environmental Impacts

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Afraid you missed something interesting in the world of environmental law?  Read on for a (non-comprehensive) list of articles posted on our Twitter feed @WMELSBlog.

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Jul 29 2011

Twitter Link Round-Up for 2011-07-29

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Apr 18 2011

De-Listing for Gray Wolf Sneaks Into Budget Compromise

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Though the budget compromise may have staved off a government shut down and the upcoming fight over raising the debt ceiling may stave it off again, the proposals that have resulted from the fray have alarmed environmentalists.  Some were expected to anyone who followed politics, like the $1.6 billion reduction in funding for the EPA (incorporating a $49 million cut to climate change programs and a $149 million cut to the Land and Water Conservation Fund) and removing the position of “climate czar” entirely, which was recently vacated. However, another proposal was quietly slipped in and ended up surviving into the final compromise: delisting for the gray wolf.  The proposal nullified years of progress in court battles and a recent ruling from a Montana federal judge rejecting a settlement plan, saying that it provided too little protection for the species. Previous court rulings have found that the states’ management proposals were insufficient to support the population and that the decision for delisting “amounted to wrongfully removing of ESA protections.” Groups such as the Defenders of Wildlife argue that this provision in the budget amounts to a circumvention of the court’s decision. Continue Reading »

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Feb 04 2011

Twitter Link Round-Up: Arizona Backs Away from Climate Change while New Mexico Supreme Court Steps Up

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Afraid you missed something interesting in the world of environmental law?  Read on for a list of articles posted on our Twitter feed @WMELSBlog.

– NYT: @nytenvironment A common drilling practice is ruled a violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act by investigators http://nyti.ms/e5NlhB

– BBC: @bbc Global fish consumption levels have reached a record high, straining world’s fish supplies http://bit.ly/fFu2Qy

– MJ: @MotherJones Chamber of Commerce calls Obama’s energy plan “ridiculously premature” http://bit.ly/gE3CIM

– SA: @sciam Climate change might affect living standards in Southern Europe while benefiting North Europe http://bit.ly/ef1cus Continue Reading »

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