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March 14 2012


March 06 2012


In California, Open Season on Trophy Hunting

The president of the California Fish and Game Commission legally shot a mountain lion in Idaho in January. A picture of him, grinning, with its body was published a couple of weeks later. The subsequent outcry may say more about a cultural shift in the state than the incident itself.
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February 17 2012


February 03 2012


Report: Sierra Club Accepted Gas Industry Money

An article raises the issue of whether the Sierra Club's support of natural gas as a "bridge fuel" was influenced by donations from the gas industry.

January 27 2012


New York's Fracking Deliberations Inch Along

A meeting with an advisory panel is deferred, suggesting that the decision-making process will not be rushed in coming months.

January 23 2012


January 20 2012


Administration Withdraws Interior Candidate

A nominee asks that she be withdrawn from consideration after Republicans object to comments she made about hydraulic fracturing, mountaintop removal coal mining and weak regulation of air and water quality.

January 19 2012


State Department Readies an R.S.V.P.

House Republicans want Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to testify before a subcommittee on a decision to forgo a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. Aides say she will probably send a top expert.

January 17 2012


January 04 2012


A Photographic Blast From the Past

The National Archives unearths thousands of photographs commissioned by the fledgling Environmental Protection Agency in the 1970's, when the country was shifting from the untrammeled exploitation of natural resources to a more aspirational attitude.

December 12 2011


November 23 2011


Appeals Court Keeps Yellowstone Grizzlies on Threatened List

Conservationists and their opponents have been watching the Yellowstone grizzly bear case in Montana, because it has many similarities to an earlier court battle to prevent the removing of the wolf from the endangered species list.

November 18 2011


Sierra Club Leader Will Step Down

The departure of Carl Pope, who has led the Sierra Club for much of the last two decades, reflects a broader debate over how environmental groups can raise money, motivate activists and build public support for core concerns in an economic downturn.

November 02 2011


October 27 2011


N.Y. Advisory Panel Delays Report on Fracking

An advisory panel's report on the staff resources that will be needed for New York State to monitor such natural gas drilling had been due next week, but the deadline has been extended to next February.

October 26 2011


Lawmakers Seek Inquiry on Keystone XL Process

Members of Congress ask for a formal review of how the State Department assigned an environmental impact study to a company with business ties to TransCanada.

October 25 2011


House Writes a Bill to Excuse U.S. Carriers

A bill tells American airline carriers that it is illegal for them to participate in the European Union's cap and trade system, which charges companies for producing emissions beyond their allotted limits.
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