October 16, 2012

Environmental News

Protesters gather to block Keystone XL construction in Texas - [NY Times]

State and local officials along the Gulf Coast say that a newly discovered oil sheen linked to the 2010 BP spill demonstrates that the full impact of the accident is not yet clear. Federal officials and BP are still negotiating to determine the company's liability for the disaster. [The Wall Street Journal]

Native Americans add their voice in opposition to Northwest coal export terminals [NY Times]

The way that solar energy is sited and built on federal public lands just got a lot simpler.  [Climate Progress

Department of the Interior authorizes 10,000 megawatts of solar, wind, and geothermal energy on public lands. [Climate Progress

120 Florida county officials and scientists sent a letter to President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney today urging them to address how they will deal with sea level rise. 

A large and growing majority of Americans say global warming is affecting weather in the US [Climate Progress
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