Natural Resources

Trump To Issue Order Reviewing 21 Yrs Of National Monument Designations

"President Trump will sign an executive order Wednesday instructing the Interior Department to review national monument designations his three predecessors have made over the past 21 years, according to administration officials and GOP lawmakers, a move that could upend protections that previous presidents have put in place in Utah and elsewhere across the country."

Source: Washington Post, 04/25/2017

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

"Alarm Raised As Mystery Pest Destroys Mississippi Delta Marsh"

"Eric Newman speeds through the maze of bayous at the Mississippi River's mouth with the confidence of someone who's done this for decades. He points to prime spots to catch redfish, where crabbers go for blues and the grassy channel where his grandfather had a fishing camp. Suddenly, he slows his boat."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 04/13/2017

Trump Order Could Ease Curbs On Oil, Gas Drilling In Some National Parks

"When President Donald Trump signed his “energy independence” executive order on Tuesday, he made no mention of making it easier for energy companies to drill for oil in national parks. But tucked into his 2,300-word order is a sentence that could do just that, potentially affecting national park lands in Florida, Kentucky, Texas and other states."

Source: McClatchy, 03/31/2017
March 31, 2017

Webinar: Go Deep: The Legal Implications of Deep Ocean Resource Exploration and Extraction

As oceans are an increasingly important resource for many industries and coastal states, and activities move further offshore, this World Ocean Council webinar, 12:15-1:30 pm MDT, will examine new legal questions raised as activities move further offshore, beyond the boundaries of coastal state laws into the realm of international conventions and regulators. Event is no charge; registration required.

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