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  • Forest Service greases the skids for oil and gas

    The Forest Service wants to create a new type of "categorical exclusion" to make it easier for oil and gas drilling projects to be approved without environmental study or public input

  • Western court scraps intervention restrictions for enviro lawsuits

    Western court scraps intervention restrictions for enviro lawsuits

    The 9th Circuit Court tosses its "federal defendant" rule, giving interested parties a clearer path for intervening in environmental lawsuits.

  • Crude combat

    Crude combat

    Can U.S. environmentalists derail a huge Canadian tar sands project that affects this side of the border?

  • State sues over Sierra forest plan

    The state of California is suing the U.S. Forest Service for approving a new management plan that more than triples logging in the Sierra Nevada

  • Rock jocks fight a mining company

    Resolution Copper Company is trying to obtain a land swap in order to mine at Arizona’s Oak Flat campground, a popular rock-climbing spot

  • Detente in the rancher v. environmentalist grazing wars?

    Detente in the rancher v. environmentalist grazing wars?

    Buying out grazing permits from willing ranchers could help solve conflicts over grazing on public lands.

  • Not so dead on arrival

    Thanks to the incompetence of the Bush administration and the tenacity of environmental lawyers, the Roadless Rule has survived for 8 years.

  • Pete McCloskey rides again

    Former California Rep. Pete McCloskey says the need to defend the environment is behind his decision to run against Richard Pombo in the Republican primary

  • NEPA gets short shrift in the courts

    A recent study by Defenders of Wildlife documents the Bush administration’s unprecedented rollback of the National Environmental Policy Act

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