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Environmental Issues

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  • Clean Water Act proposal would protect more water sources in West

    Clean Water Act proposal would protect more water sources in West
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration proposed a long-awaited rule on Tuesday to clarify that the Clean Water Act protects wetlands near rivers and waterways fed by seasonal thaws and rains — a decision that could particularly shield water...
  • Saving the Mojave from the solar threat

    Saving the Mojave from the solar threat
    After nearly 38 years working for the National Park Service, I hung up my "flat hat" this month and retired as superintendent of Joshua Tree National Park. That means I can now speak out against pending proposals with the potential to harm our country's...
  • Relax, Chipotle won't stop serving guacamole because of global warming

    Relax, Chipotle won't stop serving guacamole because of global warming
    A single sentence in a corporate filing by Chipotle had lovers of the burrito chain in a frenzy Wednesday morning over whether Chipotle would stop serving guacamole because of global warming.   In a paragraph on pricing, the company said that because of...
  • Letters: Arguing over water

    Letters: Arguing over water
    Re “Drying up the delta,” March 23 Bettina Boxall's front-page article — accompanied by striking photos of flooded fields being fed by scarce water from sources that also supply our vanishing Northern California delta — is all...
  • Texas oil spill harms wildlife; officials work to reopen ship channel

    Texas oil spill harms wildlife; officials work to reopen ship channel
    Authorities in Texas were hoping to partially reopen the busy Houston Ship Channel on Monday, officials said, after a significant oil spill over the weekend that is harming wildlife and the local economy. [Updated, 5:35 p.m. March 24: The shipping...
  • Central Basin's secret $2.7-million fund broke law, report says

    The troubled Central Basin Municipal Water District violated the state’s open meeting laws when it created a $2.7-million fund in virtual secrecy, an investigation by the agency’s attorneys concluded. The fund, created for a groundwater...
  • Central Basin water district violated law, agency lawyers say

    Central Basin water district violated law, agency lawyers say
    The troubled Central Basin Municipal Water District violated the state's open-meeting laws when it created a $2.7-million fund in virtual secrecy, an investigation by the agency's attorneys concluded. The fund, created for a groundwater storage project,...
  • Endangered desert species cling to existence

    Endangered desert species cling to existence
    TECOPA, Calif. — Under a canopy of gleaming stars, Janet Foley made her way across a dab of marshlands surrounded by harsh Mojave Desert terrain, her headlamp fixed on a live trap the size of a loaf of bread. She peered inside, smiled and said,...
  • U.S. energy boom may signal a new export era

    U.S. energy boom may signal a new export era
    In a Louisiana swamp several miles upriver from the Gulf of Mexico, about 3,000 construction workers are building a massive industrial facility to liquefy natural gas, preparing for a new era when the U.S. will begin exporting energy around the globe....
  • Vernon's Exide battery plant: An environmental wake-up call

    Vernon's Exide battery plant: An environmental wake-up call
    There's no clearer sign that state environmental regulators have failed to protect public health than the warning issued this month to parents living in the shadow of the Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon: Don't let children play in the dirt in your...
  • Texas oil spill blocks Houston Ship Channel, threatens wildlife

    Texas oil spill blocks Houston Ship Channel, threatens wildlife
    Oil spilled from a barge in Galveston Bay in Texas, blocking the busy Houston Ship Channel and threatening birds at a nearby wildlife sanctuary, officials and environmentalists said. U.S. Coast Guard officials said as much as 168,000 gallons of oil...