Environmental protection Press Release
|03/24/2015 - 09:46||
Maggie L. Fox Honored as a Conservation Champion for Environmental Accomplishments
Maggie L. Fox (bio), immediate past President and CEO of the Climate Reality Project in Boulder and Washington DC and longtime Colorado-based conservation advocate, received high distinction from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) on Monday, for her contributions and achievements in the environmental field. Her contributions in reducing carbon emissions, promoting clean energy, and protecting wildlife and their habitats from the risks posed by climate have earned her the NWF Colorado Women in Conservation 2015 Award, given to women who have shown exceptional leadership, time and dedication in conservation and climate action.
|01/22/2015 - 11:20||
Congress Considers Destructive Border Security Proposals
TUCSON, Ariz.— The U.S. Congress has taken up consideration of HR 399, which would dramatically ramp up ongoing militarization in the southern border region in the name of “border security,” including in some of the most sensitive and important wildlife habitat in the nation. The bill would also permanently exempt border security activities from more than a dozen environmental laws within 100 miles of the Mexican border, including the Endangered Species Act, Wilderness Act, and National Environmental Policy Act. The “Secure Our Border First Act of 2015” was introduced by Rep.
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|01/15/2015 - 10:59||
Controller Betty T. Yee Announces Deputy Controller for Environmental Policy
SACRAMENTO – State Controller Betty T. Yee today announced the appointment of Anne Baker as Deputy Controller for Environmental Policy.
|01/13/2015 - 11:35||
California Court Threatens to Reopen Rivers to Destructive Suction Dredge Mining
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.— A coalition fighting highly destructive suction dredge mining is considering further legal options after a state judge ruled that a California law banning the practice is preempted by federal law. The California Supreme Court is also considering whether to take up the legal issues surrounding the state law, designed to minimize mercury pollution and damage to wildlife, waterways and cultural resources caused by suction dredge mining.
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|03/22/2012 - 13:45||
Supreme Court Sides with Property Owner in EPA Challenge
The US Supreme Court Wednesday ruled unanimously in favor of an Idaho couple seeking to have their day in court to challenge an Environmental Protection Agency order that scuttled plans to build their dream home on a subdivided lot the EPA said was a federal wetland. The couple, Chantell and Michael Sackett, had started to fill the home site with dirt and gravel to prepare for construction. But the EPA intervened, announcing that the property was a regulated wetland.