Environmental Protection

June 23, 2016, 12pm PDT
Opponents of federal oversight rejoice: a ruling by U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl reiterates the limitations of the federal government to regulate fracking.
KUOW
February 10, 2016, 8am PST
Sarasota County, Florida, has approved a plan to pave over forested wetlands and build parking for a Whole Foods Market. To compensate, the developer is donating another plot of wetlands to the public.
Quartz
January 28, 2016, 2pm PST
One of the most powerful agents of environmental protection in the state of California is faced with what some believe is an existential threat.
Los Angeles Times
April 4, 2015, 5am PDT
Fusion has produced a multi-media exposé on the endangered Florida Everglades.
Fusion
December 8, 2014, 6am PST
As part of a compromise, the most ambitious public lands package in years was approved earlier this week by the House of Representatives as an addendum to a must-pass defense bill.
Los Angeles Times
November 17, 2014, 2pm PST
Planning for growth impacts watersheds in rural and urban settings. Kaid Benfield provides access to best practices for both ends of the development spectrum.
The Huffington Post
September 25, 2014, 2pm PDT
In light of August's drinking water catastrophe in Toledo, Ohio, Great Lakes mayors gathered this week to call for policy action to protect water resources round the Great Lakes.
Chicago Tribune
September 2, 2014, 2pm PDT
Fifty years ago, Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law The Wilderness Act, at the time protecting more than nine million acres of wild lands throughout the nation.
Los Angeles Times
July 29, 2014, 1pm PDT
Inadequate state enforcement of protected underground aquifers led to a group of emergency cease and desist orders. The failure of regulators is "especially disturbing" in a state stricken by a historic, economy- and life-threatening drought.
Pacific Standard
May 7, 2013, 6am PDT
Eli Lehrer argues that ending subsidies to high-risk developments, as Florida is about to do, presents a successful small-government environmental preservation measure that also benefits taxpayers.
Huffington Post
April 22, 2013, 2pm PDT
The environmental awakening of the 1970s led to landmark federal laws that have helped heal our natural systems. The growing “Rights of Nature” movement seeks to create new protections to respond to emerging ecological threats.
Fast Company Co.Exist
September 5, 2012, 2pm PDT
Ian Lovett looks at efforts to reform CEQA, California's landmark environmental law. Decried as easily abused, and an impediment to economic development, bipartisan attempts to reform the law are making enemies out of allies.
The New York Times
May 14, 2010, 2pm PDT
This article from <em>The Onion</em> looks at the Environmental Protection Agency's increasing frustration with a global environment that is not playing its part in environmental protection.
The Onion
September 28, 2009, 6am PDT
Environmental groups in New Jersey have warned that state legislators are planning to bring forth a series of bills that could negatively affect local planning powers and state environmental controls.
The New Jersey Ledger
April 30, 2009, 6am PDT
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering listing the Tehachapi slender salamander as an endangered species, which could cause problems for large developments in California like the massive Tejon Ranch project.
The Los Angeles Times