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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Dec 01, 2012 Utah Hunters Criticize Market Approach to Licenses and Conservation
QUOTE: It especially bothers him — and other hunters — that those with means can buy public licenses through private outlets, paying thousands of dollars to move to the head of the line. More than any state in the West, Utah has expanded hunting opportunities for the well-to-do and has begun to diminish them for those seeking permits directly from the state.
New York Times May 24, 2009 With Billions at Stake, Trying to Expand the Meaning of ‘Renewable Energy’
QUOTE: If a source of electricity already widely used by some utilities — hydropower or nuclear power, for example — is deemed renewable, it allows utilities to meet the new renewable-energy requirements while doing little to add wind or solar power to the electrical grid. But environmentalists argue that one of the goals of renewable energy is to cut back on the heat-trapping gases emitted from burning most things, whether fossil fuels or bananas. When there is no fire, there are no emissions.
New York Times Apr 08, 2009 In Areas Fueled by Coal, Climate Bill Sends Chill
QUOTE: ...21 coal-fired power plants... emit more than 75 million tons of carbon dioxide annually and generate 80 percent of Missouri’s electricity... So the idea of federal climate legislation that could increase electricity bills by putting a price on emissions of heat-trapping gases like carbon dioxide is unsettling.
New York Times Jul 12, 2008 Decisions Shut Door on Bush Clean-Air Steps
QUOTE: In the morning, a federal appeals court struck down the cornerstone of the administration’s strategy to control industrial air pollution by agreeing with arguments by the utility industry that the E.P.A. had exceeded its authority when it established the Clean Air Interstate Rule in 2005. The court, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, said the rule, which set new requirements for major pollutants, had “fatal flaws.”
New York Times Jul 11, 2008 Fish Affect California Water Supply
QUOTE: The federal Fish and Wildlife Service this week underscored the imminent threat of extinction facing the delta smelt, a two-inch-long fish native to the Sacramento River delta, when it announced it was considering whether to declare the fish endangered. California is in a quandary because two-thirds of its residents get water through the pumps that have been killing large numbers of smelt. This year, for the first time, a federal judge’s order kept state and federal water agencies from collecting their usual part of the river water flowing from melting snow from the Sierra Nevada. Water users from the Bay Area to San Diego were affected by the resulting reductions of 20 percent to 30 percent.
New York Times Jun 25, 2008 White House Refused to Open Pollutants E-Mail
QUOTE: The White House in December refused to accept the Environmental Protection Agency’s conclusion that greenhouse gases are pollutants that must be controlled, telling agency officials that an e-mail message containing the document would not be opened, senior E.P.A. officials said last week. The document, which ended up in e-mail limbo, without official status, was the E.P.A.’s answer to a 2007 Supreme Court ruling that required it to determine whether greenhouse gases represent a danger to health or the environment, the officials said.
New York Times Dec 30, 2007 Surge in Off-Roading Stirs Dust and Debate in West
QUOTE: The federal government has been struggling to come up with plans to accommodate the growing numbers of off-highway vehicles — mostly with proposed maps directing them toward designated trails — but all-terrain-vehicle users have started formidable lobbying campaigns when favorite trails have been left off the maps.
New York Times Dec 20, 2007 E.P.A. Says 17 States Can’t Set Emission Rules for Cars
QUOTE: The decision immediately provoked a heated debate over its scientific basis and whether political pressure was applied by the automobile industry to help it escape the proposed California regulations. Officials from the states and numerous environmental groups vowed to sue to overturn the edict.
New York Times Mar 29, 2007 Report Says Interior Official Overrode Work of Scientists
QUOTE: In recent years, agency lawyers reported, 75 percent of the Western offices’ findings on endangered-species status reviews and critical-habitat determinations were sent to Washington without any assurance from career lawyers and biologists that they were valid. Court challenges from both industry and environmentalists are a regular occurrence at the fish and wildlife agency. Making decisions that are vulnerable increases the risk that time-consuming, labor-intensive scientific and regulatory work must be redone
New York Times Aug 31, 2006 Officials Reach California Deal to Cut Emissions
QUOTE: California’s political leaders announced an agreement on Wednesday that imposes the most sweeping controls on carbon dioxide emissions in the nation, putting the state at the forefront of a broad campaign to curb the man-made causes of climate change despite resistance in Washington...the deal in California is strongly opposed by Republicans in the Legislature and many business leaders across the state.
New York Times Oct 02, 2005 A Quest for Oil Collides With Nature in Alaska
QUOTE: The 217,000 acres of windblown water and mottled tundra here on the North Slope of Alaska, separating Teshekpuk Lake from the Beaufort Sea, are home in summer to 50,000 to 90,000 migratory birds. This corner of Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve is also thought to be brimming with oil.
New York Times Dec 28, 2004 Pentagon Is Pressing to Bypass Environmental Laws for War Games and Arms Testing
QUOTE: In Congress, the Pentagon has won exemptions in the last two years from parts of the Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act. It has sought in recent years to exempt military activities, for three years, from compliance with parts of the Clean Air Act.
New York Times Nov 26, 2004 Property Rights Law May Alter Oregon Landscape
QUOTE: ...Oregon has earned a reputation for having the most restrictive land-use rules in the nation...advocates for "smart growth" cheered the ever-growing list of rules as visionary, while some landowners, timber companies and political allies cried foul. But in a matter of days, the landowners will get a chance to turn the tables.
New York Times Aug 09, 2004 Logging and Politics Collide in Idaho
QUOTE: In place of a Clinton-era ban on building roads in roadless areas, the Bush administration proposes to give governors the lead in seeking roadless protections.
New York Times Jan 28, 2003 A Horse Whisperer's Tale Trails Dominick Dunne
QUOTE: ...Mr. Dunne's frequent repetition of versions of this unsubstantiated tale — on television, in Vanity Fair, at dinner parties — raises the question of whether and when journalists can traffic publicly in rank rumor.
New York Times Oct 15, 2001 New Tactic of Terrorists is to Attack Messengers
QUOTE: "What better way to guarantee that you're going to get attention than to attack the media directly?"
New York Times Oct 08, 2001 Voice of America Under Pressure to Toe U.S. Line
QUOTE: The Voice of America, born during World War II, nurtured in cold war propaganda and remade in the 1990's as a source of objective information for a global audience, is under renewed pressure to be a salesman for government policy...
New York Times Oct 08, 2001 Governors' Limits On Press Raise Concerns
QUOTE: [Alabama Governor Donald Siegelman and Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura] have gone to unusual lengths to keep information from reporters or news organizations that have fallen from favor.
New York Times Sep 24, 2001 A False Challenge to News Photos Takes Root On the Web
QUOTE: The Jerusalem bureau chief of The Associated Press was told by Palestinian officials that they could not guarantee the safety of the cameraman if the film was distributed...
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