Environmental impact assessments

FILE - In this April 3, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks at a news conference at the EPA in Washington. New internal documents say a sweep for hidden listening devices in Pruitt’s office was shoddy and wasn’t properly certified under U.S. government practices (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 24, 2018 - 4:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has signed a proposed rule that would restrict the types of scientific studies regulators can use to determine the impact of pesticide and pollution exposure on human health. Pruitt says the change would increase...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2015, file photo, a remotely controlled robot handles an inert simulated chemical munition during training at the Pueblo Chemical Depot in southern Colorado. The Army said in March 2018 it wants to change the way it will destroy some of the weapons stored at the Pueblo depot, switching to a closed detonation chamber instead of the highly automated, $4.5 billion plant. The shift worries some local residents, who say it will be harder to control gases produced by detonation. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
March 23, 2018 - 5:11 pm
DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Army wants to change the way it destroys part of its huge stockpile of obsolete chemical weapons in Colorado, but some people worry that could increase the chances of contamination escaping into the air. The Army's Pueblo Chemical Depot is eradicating 780,000 shells filled...
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December 22, 2017 - 1:28 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials have launched a two-pronged plan to stop a vicious cycle of rangeland wildfires in a wide swath of sagebrush country in the West that supports cattle ranching, recreation and is home to an imperiled bird. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Friday says it...
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October 28, 2017 - 2:48 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii judge has halted the commercial fishing of reef fish for aquariums until the state reviews the trade's environmental impact. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that the Friday ruling by the Oahu Circuit Court fell in line with the state Supreme Court's decision last month...
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Insung Lee, program campaigner of Greenpeace, speaks during a press conference at Greenpeace office in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. The environmental group issued a report on Tuesday giving technology titans like Samsung Electronics, Amazon and Huawei low marks for their environmental impact. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
October 17, 2017 - 4:53 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The environmental group Greenpeace issued a report on Tuesday giving technology titans including Samsung Electronics, Amazon and Huawei low marks for their environmental impact. Many of the biggest technology companies failed to deliver on commitments to reduce emissions...
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FILE - This June 25, 2014, file photo shows yellow tang aquarium fish in a tank at a store in Aiea, Hawaii. A Hawaii Supreme Court ruling on Sept. 6, 2017, is halting the commercial collection of reef fish for aquariums until the state reviews the trade's environmental impacts. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)
September 06, 2017 - 10:57 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday halts the commercial scooping of reef fish for aquariums until the state reviews the trade's environmental impact. Hawaii is the world's third largest source of commercial fish, after Indonesia and the Philippines, said Rene Umberger, an...
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FILE - In a Tuesday June 6, 2017 file photo, hydrologist William K. Jones, walks up a mountain near the route of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Bolar, Va. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which oversees interstate natural gas pipelines, released its final environmental impact statement Friday, July 21, 2017 for the proposed 600-mile (965-kilometer) pipeline, which has broad support from political and business leaders but is staunchly opposed by environmentalists and many affected landowners. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
July 21, 2017 - 3:28 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Pipeline intended to carry natural gas across West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina would have some adverse environmental effects, including impacts on water resources, forest and other habitats, but most could be reduced to insignificant levels, an...
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FILE- In this file photo taken June 15, 2014, lions yawn in the Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa. The South Africa Environmental Affairs Department said Wednesday June 28, 2017, that the skeletons of 800 captive-bred lions can be legally exported this year, meeting demand for traditional medicine ingredients predominantly in parts of Asia. (AP Photo/Kevin Anderson, FILE)
June 28, 2017 - 11:08 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Some 800 skeletons of captive-bred lions can be legally exported from South Africa this year, the government said Wednesday, meeting demand for the bones in parts of Asia while alarming critics who believe the policy threatens Africa's wild lions. The lion bone industry, which...
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