Natural Resources

"Coal Industry Gears Up for Fight Over Proposed Stream Protection Rule"

"WASHINGTON -- A new government rule that promises to do more to protect streams near coal mining operations entered a critical stage this week, with coal industry lobbyists and environmentalists already lining up for battle."


Filming in Parks and Forests: The Alaskan Angle

Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski has proposed a bill that would (among other things) set a flat $200 annual fee to permit unlimited shooting by film crews of five or fewer. Now Corbin Hiar reports for E&E Daily that Murkowski's filmmaker nephew faced the fees-and-permits barrier when he wanted to film in the Tongass National Forest.

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Bottled Water Industry Lobbies To Stop National Park Cleanup Move

"The National Park Service thought it had a good strategy for reining in the discarded water bottles that clog the trash cans and waste stream of the national parks: stop selling disposable bottles and let visitors refill reusable ones with public drinking water."



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