Bison that cross the Yellowstone National Park boundary into the Horse Butte area of Montana no longer must be hazed, harassed or slaughtered by the Montana Department of Livestock under an outdated bison management plan, according to a recent state court decision.
Maui community groups Hui o Na Wai ‘Eha and Maui Tomorrow Foundation, Inc., represented by Earthjustice, and the County of Maui announced the settlement of a lawsuit challenging the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed water treatment plant that would take millions of gallons a day of streamflows from Na Wai ‘Eha, “The Four Great Waters” of Maui.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a ruling that will ensure O‘ahu residents gain more information about a controversial nuclear irradiation facility proposed for Honolulu International Airport by Pa‘ina Hawaii, LLC.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has suspended fast-track permitting of mountaintop removal mining operations in the Appalachian region of six states. This announcement comes more than a year after a U.S. district court decision ruled these permits illegal.
Americans living with heavy industry and toxic air pollution may finally get real protection from unacceptable health risks and environmental damage. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will soon begin new rulemakings to review and decide on any necessary updates to the emission standards.
Pesticide experiments using people as test subjects will have stricter federal rules to follow under a new agreement reached between the Environmental Protection Agency and public health groups, farm worker advocates and environmental organizations.