Category: Dispatch

Forest Service Approves First Phase of Montana Mine

August 30, 2018 — A plan to dig a copper and silver mine beneath the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness in northwest Montana took a step forward this week when Forest Service officials granted permission for the first phase ofMore

Major Expansion Planned for Nevada Ski Area

August 22, 2018 — A major expansion of a ski area on national forest land just 50 miles outside of Las Vegas is now out for public review. The owners of the Lee Canyon ski area, on theMore

Judges Revoke Atlantic Coast Pipeline Permits

August 9, 2018 — Another week, another victory for opponents of pipelines in the Appalachian Mountains. On Monday, a three-judge panel invalidated two key permits for the 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline on grounds that they would violate theMore

Judges Rule Against Pipeline

July 31, 2018 — Prospects for a new natural gas pipeline that would span a 3.6-mile stretch of the Jefferson National Forest in Virginia are unclear after a three-judge panel ruled on Friday in favor of activists whoMore

Trump Administration Launches Endangered Species Act Rollback

July 20, 2018 — The Trump administration yesterday proposed a major overhaul of the Endangered Species Act, outlining regulatory revisions that could clear the way for drilling, logging and other industrial activities in areas that provide key habitatMore

BLM Delays Offering Oil and Gas Leases in Colorado

July 13, 2018 — Officials with the Bureau of Land Management will consult with the Navajo Nation before moving forward with plans to open more than 18,000 acres to oil and gas drilling in Colorado. The agency hadMore

Forest Service to Give Nestlé New Permit

June 28, 2018 — The Forest Service yesterday agreed to issue a new permit to Nestlé, allowing the world’s largest water-bottling company to continue to remove millions of gallons each year from a creek on California’s San BernardinoMore

Lawsuits Filed Over Minnesota Mining Proposal

June 26, 2018 — In a trio of lawsuits, businesses and conservation groups are challenging a Trump administration decision to reinstate two expired mineral leases that could clear the way for industrial copper mining on the border ofMore

Spotted Owl Decline Continues

June 18, 2018 — The Northwest Forest Plan, the landmark 1994 compromise designed in large part to protect northern spotted owls, will not alone be sufficient to save the deep-forest bird, according to a new scientific report. LastMore

Trump Administration May Waive Roadless Rule on Tongass

June 7, 2018 — The Trump administration is working with Alaska state government officials on plans to exempt the Tongass National Forest from a rule that forbids new road construction in wild areas. Forest Service interim Chief VickiMore