Natural Resources

"U.S. Moves to Limit Emissions of Planet-Warming Methane"

"The Obama administration on Friday proposed a new rule aimed at curbing emissions of planet-warming methane from oil and gas drilling on public land. It would force companies to use equipment to capture leaked gas and raise the costs they pay for extracting fuel on government property."

Source: NY Times, 01/25/2016

"North Shore: A Natural History of Minnesota’s Superior Coast"

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"North Shore: A Natural History of Minnesota’s Superior Coast"

By Chel Anderson and Adelheid Fischer
University of Minnesota Press, $39.95

Reviewed by STEPHANIE HEMPHILL

“North Shore: A Natural History of Minnesota’s Superior Coast” is vast in scope, thought-provoking and poetic in places.

"Economic Downturns Fuel Sagebrush Rebellion Events"

"When armed anti-federal government militiamen occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, they added strain to Harney County, Oregon’s already-weighty list of woes, which include a shrunken economy and the decline of a once-abundant timber industry."

Source: High Country News, 01/19/2016

"US Files Objection To Alpha Natural Resources' Executive Bonuses"

"A government watchdog agency has filed an objection to Alpha Natural Resources' proposal to pay executive bonuses of up to $11.9 million in 2016, arguing the bankrupt coal company cannot justify the additional pay at a time when it has recorded steep losses and sought to cut retiree benefits. "

Source: Casper Star-Tribune, 01/19/2016

Environment Canada Warned Mount Polley Mine Before Disaster, FOIs Show

"The controversial Mount Polley mine received both millions of dollars in contracts and a written warning from Canada’s environment department prior to a massive breach of a dam with mining waste in 2014, according to a newly released federal memorandum."

Source: National Observer, 01/19/2016

Yosemite Park To Change Historic Lodge Names To Avoid Trademark Fight

"Yosemite National Park officials, looking to avoid a costly trademark fight with DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, announced Thursday that they would change the names of iconic lodges in the park. The Ahwahnee Hotel, for instance, would be known going forward as the Majestic Yosemite Hotel."

Source: National Parks Traveler, 01/15/2016

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