Sunday, June 17, 2012

In Case You Missed It: The Week of June 10-16

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission must consider the environmental impacts of long-term storage of radioactive waste at power plants when it renews licenses (the decision is here).

Wildfires burned in Colorado and New Mexico.

A new Title VI Civil Rights administrative complaint was filed by the Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment against the California Air Resources Board over AB 32's Cap & Trade program.

A huge 'forest' of algae was unexpectedly discovered by NASA under the Arctic Ocean.

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced an amendment to the Farm Bill that would eliminate federal protection for endangered and threatened species that exist entirely within the borders of a single state.

California's Salton Sea State Recreation Area is on a list of parks to be closed because of the Salton Sea's environmental woes as well as California's financial woes.

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