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High Court Mulls Public's Right To Know of Threats to Its Safety

In the case of Milner v. Navy, a Puget Sound resident and activist sought information that would identify the locations and potential blast ranges of explosive ordnance stored at Washington’s Naval Magazine Indian Island.

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Court OKs USDA Secrecy on Wolf Killings of Livestock

The environmental groups' request for GPS information about where the introduced, protected Mexican grays had killed livestock was denied on grounds that data collected by Wildlife Service personnel visiting private ranch property is exempt from FOIA requests.

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December 15, 2010

White House Environmental Justice Forum

This event, planned by EPA's Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice, will "bring together environmental justice community leaders, state, local and tribal government officials, Cabinet members, and other senior Federal officials for a discussion on creating a healthy and sustainable environment for all Americans." 

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Deficit Panel Would Cut Energy Subsidies and Perhaps Carbon Emissions

"The president's deficit commission proposed slashing energy tax breaks yesterday, a move that could make renewable power more competitive and help chisel down greenhouse gas emissions. But the plan is brimming with political pitfalls and vagueness around whether clean power subsidies might also be axed to curb the nation's rising debt."

Source: ClimateWire, 12/03/2010

EPA Won't Disclose Alternative Study on Spruce Mine MTR Permit

Despite promises of transparency, the US Environmental Protection Agency has denied a Freedom-of-Information request by Charleston Gazette reporter Ken Ward Jr. for the contractor study, which apparently outlines less harmful options for this West Virginia mountaintop-removal project.

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