BLM allows seismic exploration gas in Utah; Chemical Depot
ordered to cease test burns; Colorado streams hit record lows; Sen.
Chuck Grassley asks why ranger was pulled; and National Treasury
Employees Union says no control of employees' politics
The Bush administration says the National Environmental
Policy Act needs to be "streamlined," but conservationists say the
act is in danger of being "steamrolled."
Some congressional conservatives are trying to eliminate
the analysis of forest-thinning projects that is required by the
National Environmental Policy Act.
In November, personal watercraft will be banned from Lake
Powell and seven other Western reservoirs while the Park Service
completes an environmental review of the machines'
Eight years before it is likely to open, the planned
nuclear waste dump in Nevada's Yucca Mountain already appears to be
full - and the amount of nuclear waste around the country in need
of a home continues to grow.
Some locals are worried about plans to expand the Rocky
Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton, Mont., into a "biosafety 4"
facility capable of handling the kind of deadly microbes likely to
be used in bioterrorist attacks against the U.S.
Three judges say the BLM illegally leased coalbed methane
rights in Wyoming's Powder River Basin without evaluating impacts -
a ruling environmentalists say could affect similar leases across