Natural Resources

"OSM Study Projects Job Losses, Environmental Benefits"

"A Department of Interior study of potential new restrictions on surface coal mining outlines projected production shifts and job losses as well as estimated environmental benefits of tougher regulations, according to a draft report obtained under the Freedom of Information Act."

Source: Charleston Gazette, 02/03/2011

Colorado River: "Running Toward Empty?"

Water managers, farmers, electric utilities, skiers and some 30 million water users breathed a sigh of relief in recent weeks with news that snowpack in the basin of the Colorado River was better. The relief may be temporary. The drought that has plagued the region for 11 years may become the new "normal."

Source: Climate Central, 01/19/2011

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