Environmental activism

January 04, 2018 - 10:19 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A court in Norway said Thursday that the government can hand out oil drilling licenses in the Arctic, dealing a blow to two environmental groups that had filed a lawsuit against further drilling in the Barents Sea. The Oslo District Court acquitted the government against...
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December 27, 2017 - 12:13 pm
RAVENA, N.Y. (AP) — Elected officials in New York are coming out against a plan by Connecticut to burn more than 100,000 tons (90718 metric tons) of garbage in a Hudson Valley community. Environmental activists say Connecticut state officials are considering a proposal to send 116,000 tons (105233...
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December 27, 2017 - 6:10 am
RAVENA, N.Y. (AP) — Elected officials in New York are coming out against a plan by Connecticut to burn more than 100,000 tons (90718 metric tons)of garbage in a Hudson Valley community. Environmental activists say Connecticut state officials are considering a proposal to send 116,000 tons (105233...
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Special envoy to the United Nations for climate change Michael Bloomberg is welcomed by French President, left, before a lunch at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. More than 50 world leaders are gathering in Paris for a summit that Macron hopes will give new momentum to the fight against global warming, despite U.S. President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate accord. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
December 12, 2017 - 7:14 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the climate summit taking place in Paris (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says in a tongue-in-cheek statement that environmentalists owe President Donald Trump a debt of gratitude for acting as a "rallying cry" for action on climate...
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December 06, 2017 - 7:20 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government says it plans to phase out imports of a dirty fuel known as petroleum coke, or "petcoke," after an Associated Press investigation found U.S. oil refineries are exporting vast quantities of the product to India. But when it comes to domestic use, the Indian...
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Anthony Fierro yells in front of a police officer as protesters are stopped from marching up State Street during President Donald Trump's announcement to eliminate vast portions of Utah's Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. (Laura Seitz/The Deseret News via AP)
December 04, 2017 - 11:36 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday took the rare step of scaling back two sprawling national monuments in Utah, declaring that "public lands will once again be for public use" in a move cheered by Republican leaders who lobbied him to undo protections they considered overly...
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President Donald Trump holds up a signed proclamation to shrink the size of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante national monuments at the Utah State Capitol Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Salt Lake City. Trump traveled to Salt Lake City to announce plans to shrink two sprawling national monuments in Utah in a move that will delight the state's GOP politicians and many rural residents who see the lands as prime examples of federal overreach, but will enrage tribes and environmentalist groups who vow to immediately sue to preserve the monuments. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
December 04, 2017 - 11:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's plan to scale back national monuments (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Environmental groups are suing to block President Donald Trump's decision to scale back a national monument in Utah just hours after the decision was announced. The lawsuit...
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President Donald Trump holds up a signed proclamation to shrink the size of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante national monuments at the Utah State Capitol Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Salt Lake City. Trump traveled to Salt Lake City to announce plans to shrink two sprawling national monuments in Utah in a move that will delight the state's GOP politicians and many rural residents who see the lands as prime examples of federal overreach, but will enrage tribes and environmentalist groups who vow to immediately sue to preserve the monuments. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
December 04, 2017 - 8:12 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday took the rare step of scaling back two sprawling national monuments in Utah, declaring that "public lands will once again be for public use" in a move cheered by Republican leaders who lobbied him to undo protections they considered overly...
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President Donald Trump holds up a signed proclamation to shrink the size of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante national monuments at the Utah State Capitol Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Salt Lake City. Trump traveled to Salt Lake City to announce plans to shrink two sprawling national monuments in Utah in a move that will delight the state's GOP politicians and many rural residents who see the lands as prime examples of federal overreach, but will enrage tribes and environmentalist groups who vow to immediately sue to preserve the monuments. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
December 04, 2017 - 7:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's plan to scale back national monuments (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Environmental groups are suing to block President Donald Trump's decision to scale back a national monument in Utah just hours after the decision was announced. The lawsuit...
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President Donald Trump holds up a signed proclamation to shrink the size of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante national monuments at the Utah State Capitol Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Salt Lake City. Trump traveled to Salt Lake City to announce plans to shrink two sprawling national monuments in Utah in a move that will delight the state's GOP politicians and many rural residents who see the lands as prime examples of federal overreach, but will enrage tribes and environmentalist groups who vow to immediately sue to preserve the monuments. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
December 04, 2017 - 6:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's plan to scale back national monuments (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Native American leaders say President Donald Trump's move to shrink Utah's Bears Ears National Monument is another insult, one they're vowing to fight in court. Navajo Nation...
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