Judge throws major Obama rule into doubt
The legal and practical morass surrounding the Obama administration's controversial water rule became more muddied yesterday when a federal judge blocked its implementation in 13 states just hours before it was set to go into effect.
Utah leader of ATV ride seeks new trial, citing BLM map
A Utah county commissioner convicted by a jury last May for leading an illegal all-terrain vehicle ride through a sensitive river canyon asked a federal court this week for a new trial based on the discovery of a decades-old map he claims proves the canyon was open to ATVs.
Obama says Katrina strengthened the nation's response to catastrophes
President Obama described New Orleans as a symbol of progress in the nation's handling of natural catastrophes two days before Hurricane Katrina's 10th anniversary. But after spending billions of dollars to rebuild, some experts warn that government policies still lack the wherewithal to minimize the economic and social damage of large storms.
Russia's growing military operations signal new Arctic 'ice curtain' -- report
Russia has developed an "anti-access" presence in the Arctic in the past year with a stronger military presence, a push for more territory, and nationalist rhetoric, a report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies notes.
Mandates in Colo., Wyo. didn't prevent job growth
Colorado didn't see oil and gas employment fall last year after adopting the air pollution rules serving as a template for new rules proposed by U.S. EPA. In Wyoming, which enacted similar rules around the same time, employment grew by 745 people, or 5 percent. "It's not the job killer that everybody is saying it is," said Eva Henry, one of three county commissioners in Adams County, just south of Weld County. Adams County ranked third in percentage employment gains last year.