"Utah State Representative Chris Herrod has gotten a lot of attention since his bill to explore seizing federal land through eminent domain became law last month. Colleagues in other Western legislatures have called seeking tips on replicating his success in their states. And the law was a topic of discussion this week when U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar paid a visit to Salt Lake City."
All forms of advocacy, esp. environmental groups.
"Last weekend, at the Urban Assembly for Green Careers High School in Manhattan, around 200 youth shared stories of how environmental degradation has disproportionately impacted their neighborhoods and their generation."
"Tens of thousands of people gathered Sunday on the National Mall in Washington to observe the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and to urge Congress to pass climate and energy legislation."
"Pollution before the first Earth Day was not only visible, it was in your face: Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River caught fire. ... The challenges to the planet today are largely invisible -- and therefore tougher to tackle."
The Discovery Channel plans to air a series about former GOP VP candidate Sarah Palin and the natural resources of Alaska. Now Friends of the Earth is urging people to protest the half-term governor's policy allowing the shooting of wolves from airplanes -- by sending in haiku.
Michigan activist Lynn Henning, who endured abuse as she campaigned against water pollution caused by manure spreading, received the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize.
"One U.S. senator and a core of young organizers turned April 22, 1970, into the day the environmental movement was born."
"Environmental groups launched a complaint against Canada under the North American Free Trade Agreement Wednesday, saying the country has failed to enforce anti-pollution rules governing its vast oil sands."
"A Brazilian rancher accused of ordering the murder of U.S. nun and Amazon defender Dorothy Stang was found guilty and sentenced to 30 years in prison."