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Wildfire Season Comes Earlier, Bringing Broader Stories

Fire season is back, if it ever went away. And it's no longer a natural disaster story limited in geographic scope. Now it's a nationwide U.S. story touching on climate, money, politics, zoning, pollution and more. The latest Tipsheet runs down key information sources, plus what make a good peg for your local wildfire reporting.

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Hydro Plant Next to Joshua Tree NP Wouldn't Hurt The Environment: Feds

"Federal officials have concluded that infrastructure for a proposed hydropower project — which would tap billions of gallons of groundwater in the California desert, just outside Joshua Tree National Park — wouldn't be especially harmful to the environment."

Source: Palm Springs Desert Sun, 04/24/2017

"Appeals Court Upholds California's Anti-Greenhouse Gas Program"

"A state appeals court on Thursday ruled California's high profile market system for reducing greenhouse gas emissions does not amount to an illegal tax, a decision that could lift a pall over the so-called cap-and-trade program's marketplace for buying and selling pollution allowances."

Source: Reuters, 04/07/2017

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