Environment And Nature

EPA aide: Scrutiny of 'politically charged' records requests

Jul 13, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency's chief of staff tells congressional investigations that the agency assigns public-records requests from environmental groups or others that it sees as "politically charged" to special internal review

Groups sue North Dakota over oil refinery near national park

Jul 13, 2018

Three environmental groups are suing North Dakota over an air quality permit that allows construction of an $800 million oil refinery about 3 miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park

The Latest: Scrutiny of 'politically charged' FOIA requests

Jul 13, 2018

Environmental Protection Agency Chief of Staff Ryan Jackson is defending his agency's handling of records requests under the Freedom of Information Act

Neighbors vow to fight access to gated California beach

Jul 13, 2018

A neighborhood group rejected a potential compromise that would have allowed public access to a gated beach in California that is popular with surfers and nudists

Flash flood sends tourists to high ground near Grand Canyon

Jul 13, 2018

Torrents of water rushed through an Arizona canyon famous for its towering blue-green waterfalls, sending tourists scrambling to benches, trees and caves as they sought higher ground

Man charged with hate crime over Puerto Rican shirt incident

Jul 12, 2018

A man who can be seen in a video chastising a woman at a Chicago forest preserve for wearing a shirt with the Puerto Rican flag on it has been charged with committing a hate crime

Wreckage believed to be from 1997 plane crash found

Jul 12, 2018

Authorities believe they have discovered the wreckage of a small plane that crashed more than 20 years ago in northern Michigan

New Jersey businesses get $16M in sports bets in 1st 2 weeks

Jul 12, 2018

Two casinos and a racetrack in New Jersey took in $16.4 million in sports bets during the first two weeks such wagers were legal in the state while the state took in $300,000 in tax revenue

Consumer group sues Ben & Jerry's over eco-friendly claims

Jul 12, 2018

A consumer advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against Ben & Jerry's alleging the company misleads consumers about its environmental practices

The Latest: Legal fight brewing over California beach access

Jul 12, 2018

A neighborhood group has rejected a plan by California regulators that sought to open up access to a gated beach south of San Jose

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