Natural Resources

Obama Proposes Reviving Wetlands Policy Industry Blocked Under Bush

"In 2006, developers, mining companies and agribusinesses convinced the George W. Bush administration to scale back a proposal that would have widened federal protections for wetlands and waterways in the wake of a muddled Supreme Court ruling on Clean Water Act enforcement."

Source: Greenwire, 04/19/2012
May 1, 2012

Book Launch for "Harvest the Wind: America's Journey to Jobs, Energy Independence, and Climate Stability"

The Environmental Law Institute invites you to join them in Washington, DC to celebrate the release of a new book by former ELI Senior Attorney Philip Warburg. Wine, beer, and hors d'oeuvres will be provided. RSVP.

April 27, 2012

Fisheries Law Enforcement: Status and Challenges

In this session, part of the Environmental Law Institute's Ocean Seminar Series, panelists will discuss the key challenges facing fisheries law enforcement agencies and the regulated industry, ongoing reform efforts, and what additional actions and solutions may be necessary to ensure that the system maximizes fisheries compliance. RSVP by April 25th.

"U.S. Forest Service Spends $40.6 Million for Lands in 15 States"

"WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Forest Service is investing $40.6 million to acquire 27 pieces of land in 15 states that the agency says will help safeguard clean water, provide recreational access, preserve wildlife habitat, enhance scenic vistas and protect historic and wilderness areas."

04/17/2012
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"Restoring Louisiana Coast a National Priority, Report Says"

"Louisiana and the nation can't wait 50 years to restore economically and environmentally important coastal wetlands, a task that is likely to cost $50 billion or more, says a new report released Monday by a team of state and national environmental and social scientists and engineers. And the rest of the nation should shoulder part of the cost, the report says."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 04/13/2012

Global Talks Offer Chance To Improve US Extractive Industries Transparency

An initiative involving some 35 nations aims to solve many complex revenue-reporting problems, including improving the flow of information across national borders. But solutions can't even begin until individual nations get a grip on accurate data about extractive industries within their own borders. The results could illuminate key environmental policy issues.

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