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Coal Leasing on Federal Lands

While resurrecting the declining U.S. coal industry, as promised by the new administration, is probably not possible, it may not stop a lifting of the moratorium on coal leasing on federal lands. TipSheet looks at how the issue moved front and center, and whether the move would help coal country.

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February 9, 2017

DEADLINE: Fellowships for SEJ Workshop "Searching for Truth in the Age of Alternative Facts"

The Society of Environmental Journalists invites SEJ member journalists to apply for a three-day, reporting workshop, "Searching for Truth in the Age of Alternative Facts," that will examine the changing landscape of environmental regulation in Dallas, Texas, April 20-23, 2017. Deadline to apply: Feb 9.

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On Arizona Apache Reservation, A Toxic Legacy Of Chemical Spraying

"SAN CARLOS APACHE RESERVATION — The sound always came first, a low buzz that grew and grew until it roared through the valley. Then the olive-colored plane appeared overhead, flying low. In its wake was a thick shower of oily droplets making a long, slow fall to the forested gullies below."

Source: LA Times, 01/20/2017
February 18, 2017 to February 19, 2017

News Hack Arizona

News Hack Arizona is Feb 18-19 on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson. The training is hands-on group work to learn to use sensors to collect your own data for stories. The sensors can measure noise and air quality among other things.

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"Protection Sought For New Mexico Park's Geothermal Deposits"

"Underground pockets of boiling water and steam in a northern New Mexico national preserve that represent the heart of an ancient collapsed volcano could get extra federal protection under a proposal by the National Park Service to limit or prevent any negative effects from tapping geothermal energy on neighboring land."

Source: AP, 01/03/2017

Will State, Local Government Replace Feds on Climate Change?

Even if the incoming Trump Administration retreats from climate action, as many fear, state and local governments may fill the gap on climate policy. Our latest Issue Backgrounder takes a closer look, and offers sources and resources to help you cover the more localized climate stories that may result.

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Oklahoma Tries Stronger Measures to Stop Earthquakes in Fracking Areas

"Oklahoma regulators released for the first time guidelines aimed to reduce the risk of major earthquakes being generated from fracking operations, including a mandate to immediately shut down operations in the event of a quake measuring 3.5 or higher on the Richter scale."

Source: InsideClimate News, 12/22/2016

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