The Western Governors' Association and the US DOE begin Phase 1 of a 4-phase process, with initial designation of suitable zones for renewable power generation in the western US, Canada, and Mexico.
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A federal district judge ruled that agencies can't use delay to create secrecy when the Freedom of Information Act requires them to disclose records.
SEJ's 7th Annual Conference: The border environment; four years after NAFTA; an address by Stewart Udall; Biosphere II; and remembering Edward Abbey.
The public comment period for a long-delayed EIS draft designating energy corridors in 11 Western states is open.
A new ruling by a New Mexico state district judge requires that a report on groundwater pollution from a mixed-waste landfill at Sandia National Laboratories be made public.
A Congressional move to stop uranium mining around the Grand Canyon has led the BLM to propose removing the rules that allowed the Congressional action.
The results of a 6-year study of more than 150 contaminants in representative western US national parks are expected to be released shortly.
The 15th annual conference, hosted by The University of Texas at Austin, brought hundreds of SEJ'ers together September 28-October 2 for a mix of entertainment, education, soul-searching and tributes.
EPA said it would announce its decision Thursday on Texas' request for an ethanol waiver.