Amid mounting criticism against a proposed copper mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska, a group of independent environmental scientists are crying foul at an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) assessment of the prospective project.
Opponents of the proposed Pebble copper mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska, have come out in full force, flooding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during a public comment period on the proposal with about 200,000 comments in opposition to the project, and the EPA is still counting.
Eight hundred volunteers for President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign have signed a letter asking the president to create new protections for natural areas in Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada, including 341 people from Colorado.
If the “Farmer’s Assurance Provision,” currently making its way through Congress as a rider to the House Agricultural Appropriations Bill, passes, it will allow the biotech industry to continue to sell unapproved, genetically modified seeds to farmers even during legal challenges to the seeds’ safety.
This week’s “endangered bird becomes more endangered” news story is brought to you by the California condor, which researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the University of Colorado have found are continuing to be poisoned by lead from bullets, despite restrictions on the use of lead-based bullets in condor areas.
Boulder recently joined the Center for Biological Diversity’s “Clean Air Cities” initiative, becoming the newest of the program’s 26 cities to sign on to the resolution in an attempt to pressure President Barack Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency to properly enforce the Clean Air Act.