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Recent Federal Court Decision Could Muddy Waters for Keystone XL South, Flanagan South

Steve Horn | Posted 06.25.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

In the Delaware Riverkeeper v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) case, judges ruled that a continuous pipeline project cannot be segmented into multiple parts to avoid a comprehensive National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review. This is what Kinder Morgan proposed and did for its Northeast Upgrade Project.

Silent Coup: How Enbridge Is Quietly Cloning the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Steve Horn | Posted 06.19.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogWhile the debate over the TransCanada Keystone XL tar sands pipeline has raged on for over half a deca...

Beleaguered Plaquemines Town Is Slated for a Borrow Pit

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

The Plaquemines Parish Council gave the go-ahead Thursday to Woodland Borrow Pits, LLC in New Orleans to excavate clay on Highway 23's west side across from the African American community of Ironton.

Agencies Dodge Responsibility for Human Cost of Mountaintop-Removal Coal Mining

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.14.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

This week, we got some disappointing news - a judge ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers isn't responsible for considering the health effects of coa...

Four Signs of Restoration Progress Across Four Corners of the Everglades

Jane Graham | Posted 04.06.2014 | Miami
Jane Graham

Restoration is a slog through a swamp of bureaucracy, a quagmire of stakeholders with different agendas, and a maze of economic and political constraints. But it must be done.

The LA River at a Crossroads

Jack Skelley | Posted 03.08.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

The mayor and all top California elected officials, plus 10,000 petition-signers, are pushing Alternative 20. It alone has the power to leverage the river the way cities such as San Luis Obispo or San Antonio do: as a central urban artery and park system, that is also a healthy ecosystem.

US Court Denies Halt on Pipeline Set to Replace Keystone XL Northern Half

Steve Horn | Posted 01.24.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

That 600-mile long, 600,000 barrels per day proposed line runs from Flanagan, Illinois - located in the north central part of the state -- down to Cushing, Oklahoma, dubbed the "pipeline crossroads of the world."

Public Citizen: Dents, Holes in Keystone XL Southern Half Weeks Before Planned Startup

Steve Horn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Public Citizen has released a chilling report revealing that the 485-mile KXL southern line is plagued by dents, faulty welding, exterior damage that was patched up poorly and misshapen bends, among other troubling anomalies.

Relocating Rivers Proves To Be A Real Challenge

The Greeley Tribune | Eric Brown | Posted 01.23.2014 | Denver

Water officials and water providers face a rare predicament following last month's historic flood. Discussions on whether the region's rivers should ...

Return to Fantasy Island

Robert Miraldi | Posted 11.04.2013 | Travel
Robert Miraldi

How can we keep remaking our coast as Global Warming keeps relentlessly coming at us? And how can we ask people who live in the heartlands of the nation, and even on the West coast, to keep paying for New Yorkers and Philadelphians to visit their favorite summer vacation spot?

Louisiana gives the green light to a publicly opposed coal terminal

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.31.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This is an updated version of an Aug. 26, 2013 article in "The Louisiana Weekly.") On Friday, Louisiana's Department of Natural Resources gave RAM T...

Public opposition to Plaquemines Parish coal terminals grows

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.18.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Aug. 19, 2013 edition.) Louisiana, a major exporter of coal from other states, could shi...

Louisiana's Pointe-au-Chien Tribe Struggles to Preserve Its Way of Life

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.16.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the June 17, 2013 edition.) Theresa Dardar, a member of the Pointe-au-Chien tribe in Terrebon...

Amanda Terkel

Sen. Tom Coburn Pushes Gun Amendments On Water Resources Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) is attempting to attach two pro-gun amendments to a water resources bill that the Senate is scheduled to take ...

Lenten Seafood Demand Has Slipped, Louisiana Vendors Say

Susan Buchanan | Posted 04.20.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article was published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Feb. 18, 2013 edition.) Seafood sales rise in the more than forty days from Ash Wednesd...

New Orleans Ninth-Ward Bayou Needs Funds To Bounce Back

Susan Buchanan | Posted 02.04.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article was published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Dec. 3, 2012 issue.) The feds and the state want to see Bayou Bienvenue in the Crescent ...

Taming the Atlantic: Let's Start Now

Tom Allon | Posted 01.12.2013 | New York
Tom Allon

We're still cleaning up the physical damage -- though the damage to the lives of so many thousands of us will last for years. Let's not wait until this happens again. Let the planning to find "the fix" start tomorrow... literally tomorrow.

Louisiana's Lafitte Area Wants Levee Plans Expedited Following Isaac

Susan Buchanan | Posted 12.09.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Residents of the Jefferson Parish town of Jean Lafitte, 25 miles south of New Orleans, hope a levee can be built soon after they were inundated by Isaac in August and a string of earlier storms.

Louisiana Coal Hubs Ignite Human Health and Coastal Restoration Concerns

Susan Buchanan | Posted 12.02.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Armstrong Energy in Missouri hopes to open a company-backed RAM coal terminal in Alliance, La. on the west bank of the lower Mississippi River in 2014. But residents of Ironton, located just south of RAM's site, say they don't want their air quality to get any worse than it is now.

Temporary Housing Planned for Louisiana Parishes After Isaac

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.25.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

On Sept. 3, when Jiles returned to Braithwaite after evacuating to Houston with a caravan of relatives, he found his neighborhood cordoned off because it was within a mile of Stolthaven. "We were under mandatory evacuation," he said.

Gulf Coast Leaders Want BP to Clean Up Its Mess

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Regional leaders at a Gulf Coast Restoration Summit said they're relieved that Congress passed the RESTORE Act in June. But they're unsure when money from RESTORE, which devotes 80 percent of BP's Clean Water Act fines for the 2010 spill to Gulf states, will be available.

Louisiana Coastal Director Says BP Must Pay To The Max

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.21.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Garret Graves, chairman of Louisiana's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, said last week "we will not allow BP to walk out of here, wiping its hands" of the company's responsibilities.

Feds To Propose Asian Carp Fix.. Next Year

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 07.08.2012 | Detroit

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The Obama administration's promise Tuesday to quicken its search for a way to shield the Great Lakes from Asian carp and ...

Aaron Sankin

PHOTOS: Marin's Best-Kept Secret Reopens

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 03.04.2012 | San Francisco

For millions of Bay Area school children, visits to the Bay Model were as an indelible a part of growing up as trips to Marine World or spending a blu...

Should The U.S. Spend Billions To Protect Lakes, Rivers From Invasive Species?

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 03.31.2012 | Green

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Groups representing states and cities in the Great Lakes region on Tuesday proposed spending up to $9.5 billion on a mass...