Natural Resources

March 3, 2011

House Natural Resources Interior Dept. Budget/Oversight Hearing

The full House Natural Resources Committee will hold an Interior Department  budget and oversight hearing at 10 am EST.

Photojournalist Asks Court for Access to Wild Horse Operations

A wild horse journalist, photojournalist and correspondent for Horseback Magazine is petitioning the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco to redress the inaction of a federal district court in Nevada on her request that restrictions on her access to the roundups and warehouses be lifted.

BP Reneges on Deal To Rebuild Oyster Beds, Wetlands, La. Officials Say

"BP has reneged on promises made in November to negotiate early payments to Louisiana to help rebuild oyster beds, repair damaged wetlands and build a fish hatchery to allow the state to respond immediately to the collapse of commercial fisheries in the wake of the BP Gulf oil spill, state officials said Monday."

Source: New Orelans Times-Picayune, 02/22/2011

"Climate Change Keenly Felt in Alaska's National Parks"

"Thawing permafrost is triggering mudslides onto a key road traveled by busloads of sightseers. Tall bushes newly sprouted on the tundra are blocking panoramic views. And glaciers are receding from convenient viewing areas, while their rapid summer melt poses new flood risks. These are just a few of the ways that a rapidly warming climate is reshaping Denali, Kenai Fjords and other national parks comprising the crown jewels of Alaska's heritage as America's last frontier."

Source: Reuters, 02/14/2011


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