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GMO Salmon Caught In US Regulatory Net, But Canadians Have Eaten 5 Tons

"Genetically modified salmon have been approved for sale in the United States, but labeling complications have prevented them from coming to market. In Canada, however, according to a report released Friday by the company AquaBounty, five tons of genetically modified salmon filets have been sold so far."

Source: Washington Post, 08/07/2017

Two Fatal Grizzly Bear Attacks Changed Human Link With Wildlife

"Patrol ranger Bert Gildart was driving down the highest pass in Glacier National Park just after midnight on Aug. 13, 1967, when a woman’s voice suddenly crackled over his two-way radio. It was another ranger, and she had a horrifying message: A grizzly bear had mauled someone at the popular Granite Park guest chalet."

Source: Washington Post, 08/04/2017

EPA Staff Forced to Work on Energy Industry’s Wish List: Ex-Official

"EPA staffers are spending their days addressing an industry wish list of changes to environmental law, according to Elizabeth Southerland, a former senior agency official who issued a scathing public farewell message when she ended her 30-year career there on Monday."

Source: The Intercept, 08/04/2017

US To Reject Biofuel Program Tweaks In Blow To Refiners, Icahn: Sources

"The Environmental Protection Agency will reject a proposed overhaul of the U.S. biofuels program that would have shifted blending responsibility away from refining companies further down the fuel supply chain, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday."

Source: Reuters, 08/04/2017

Interior Watchdog Launches ‘Preliminary Investigation’ Into Zinke Calls

"The Interior Department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) says it has begun a 'preliminary investigation' into reports that Secretary Ryan Zinke made phone calls pushing Alaska's senators to support a GOP healthcare bill or risk losing federal support for economic development efforts in their state."

Source: The Hill, 08/04/2017

Pipeline Payday: How Builders Win Big, Whether Gas Is Needed or Not

"The real fight over America's energy future isn't in coal, despite the Trump administration's public focus on a mining revival. Rather, dozens of pipeline projects, making up one of the largest expansions of natural gas infrastructure in U.S. history, are where the fossil fuel action is."

Source: InsideClimate News, 08/04/2017

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