Park Service Warned BLM Lease Sale Could Harm National Monument in Utah

"The Bureau of Land Management disregarded a request by the National Park Service that it hold off leasing 17,000 acres of public land in Utah on Tuesday because of concerns that drilling there could harm Hovenweep National Monument’s views and air, groundwater and sound quality."

Source: Washington Post, 03/21/2018
November 1, 2018

DEADLINE: James T. Grady-James H. Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry for the Public

This award recognizes, encourages and stimulates outstanding reporting directly to the public, which materially increases the public's knowledge and understanding of chemistry, chemical engineering, and related fields. Deadline: Nov 1, 2018.

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"U.S. Supreme Court Allows Flint Water Contamination Lawsuits"

"The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave the green light to two class-action lawsuits filed by residents of Flint, Michigan who are pursing civil rights claims against local and state officials over lead contamination in the city’s water supply."

Source: Reuters, 03/20/2018

"Interior Department Offers Oil Leases Near Utah's Wilderness Monuments"

"The U.S. Department of Interior on Tuesday will auction off more than 51,000 acres (21,000 hectares) in southeastern Utah for oil and gas development, over objections from conservationists, who say the move threatens sensitive archaeological and wilderness sites."

Source: Reuters, 03/20/2018


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