Greens challenge Reclamation deal with Utah
Environmentalists yesterday sued the Trump administration over a deal with Utah to take more water from the Flaming Gorge Dam out of the Colorado River's main tributary, contending the environmental review failed to take climate change and droughts into account.
OIL AND GAS
30 years later, Exxon Valdez’s legacy still gushes
When the Exxon Valdez oil tanker ran aground in March 1989 in Alaska’s Prince William Sound, it released a record-setting 11 million gallons of crude oil into a uniquely vulnerable environment, killing thousands of birds and animals and marring 1,300 miles of pristine coastline for decades. Thirty years later, its legacy can be seen across the oil and gas industry and in responses to other environmental disasters.
States reach drought pact as largest user protests
The Colorado River's seven states yesterday inked agreements for managing the river in the face of climate change and increasing droughts, meaning the Bureau of Reclamation will not move ahead with federally imposed restrictions on the water source for 40 million people and millions of acres of farmland.
Calif. backs drought plan despite water district's concerns
A California board voted yesterday to back a Colorado River drought plan over the objections of the state's largest user of the river's water.
Judges toss suit over game retrieval rules for Kaibab
Federal judges yesterday rejected a challenge from conservation groups to the Forest Services rules for motorized game retrieval in Arizona's Kaibab National Forest.