Southwest (AZ NM OK TX)

Meetings Set for Getting Public Feedback on Solar Sites

The federal government has released its draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for identifying and evaluating the best areas on public lands for building utility-scale solar plants. A 90-day public comment period ends March 17, 2011, preceded by 14 meetings in 6 Western states and Washington, D.C.

SEJ Publication Types: 
August 8, 2018 to August 11, 2018

Asian American Journalists Association Annual Convention

The 28th annual convention in Houston includes plenary sessions, panel workshops, seminars and other activities with interactive discussions about industry and community issues, as well as a career fair.

Topics on the Beat: 

"Dallas County Clear Air Task Force a Model for Others"

"It's not the kind of crime that's likely to appear on CSI. But counterfeit vehicle-inspection stickers that end up in Dallas County have links to deadly drug gangs in Mexico and human smuggling. They contribute to health-threatening pollution problems that also constrain business development in North Texas."

Source: Dallas News, 01/18/2011

"EPA Ordered to Wait on Taking Over Texas' Greenhouse Gas Permitting"

"U.S. EPA's plan to sidestep state officials and oversee climate rules in Texas has been temporarily blocked by a federal court, making the Lone Star State the only place where businesses cannot apply for greenhouse gas permits that the Obama administration now requires."

Source: Greenwire, 01/04/2011


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