Sunday, February 26, 2012
- The third Cinema Verde Environmental Film and Arts Festival will run through March 2, 2012 and plans to feature 25 movies relevant to contemporary environmental challenges.
- High Court of England and Wales treats emissions allowances as property.
- NY Court finds that local government’s effort to prohibit hydraulic fracturing activities through zoning is authorized, despite preemptive language in the state’s Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Law.
- Minnesota Public Utilities Commission rejects wildlife protection plan for wind farm project.
- A recent gas fire at a Chevron Nigeria-operated drilling rig reinvigorates debate over the need to address the impacts of oil and gas production in the country.
- Settlement resolves mining delay for Mosaic’s 7,000 acre South Fort Meade Extension phosphate strip mining operation in Hardee County, Florida.
- Environmental and Alaska Native groups challenge air permit issued for Arctic operations of the Shell drilling ship Noble Discoverer.