Sunday, June 17, 2012
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).
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.