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Decenber 31, 2009 — Nevada sees first drop in population since 1910-20 — RJ.com

December 31, 2009 — RECESSION REMEDIES: Budget tips for state get reply: Gibbons says more pay cuts possible — Governor Jim Gibbons - NevadaHigher taxes on mining, gambling or sales won't improve Nevada's dismal budget outlook. But cutting state employees' pay and reducing spending on education might. That's according to Gov. Jim Gibbons in a letter responding to suggestions by government employees on how Nevada should cope with a deep recession. . . RJ.com

December 30, 2009 — BLM captures 74 horses in 1st day of roundup — AP

December 30, 2009 — Union drags its feet on talks: The city of Las Vegas is asking for wage cuts to meet a projected budget deficit, but the city's largest employee union doesn't plan to make it easy — RJ.com [Related Story - Clark County cost-cutting ideas center on salaries — Las Vegas Sun]

December 29, 2009 — Renewable projects in Nevada get BLM guarantee for fast-tracking — Las Vegas Sun

December 29, 2009 — Weakness expected to persist for state economy: Economists see Nevada lagging nation in recovery in '10 — AP [Related info. - local editorial — Las Vegas Sun]

December 27, 2009 — Editorial: State of water depends on the Colorado River — Pat Mulroy general manager,Southern Nevada Water Authority

December 27, 2009 — Ranchers, activists at odds over mustang roundup — RGJ.com

December 27, 2009 — TOP 10 LOCAL BUSINESS STORIES: Recession continued to grip nation, waging a brutal war on Nevada — RJ.com

December 26, 2009 — SUN EDITORIAL: Sunny days ahead? NV Energy deal, legislation in Congress could help state develop solar power — Las Vegas Sun

December 26, 2009 — Who has sliced spending the most? Answer may determine which state agencies have the most to lose in next round of cuts . . . With more budget cuts anticipated, state agency heads and advocates for services are preparing to make their cases on why they should be spared the ax this time — Las Vegas Sun

December 26, 2009 — Tough choices await new lawmakers: 2011 Legislature will have large number of first-termers — CARSON CITY -- The 2011 Legislature won't convene for another 13 months, but already it is clear that a lot of raw rookies . . . RJ.com

December 26, 2009 — After boost, area's snowpack starting to dwindle RGJ.com

December 25, 2009 — Carson [City] to consider budget cuts up to 10 percent — Nevada Appeal

December 24, 2009 — Nevada's population slows in 2009 — AP

December 24, 2009 — WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration said Wednesday that it is going forward with a contentious plan to round up about 2,500 wild horses in Nevada —A spokeswoman for Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said herds in the Calico Mountains Complex in northwestern Nevada are overpopulated and need to be reduced to protect the horses and the rangelands that support them — AP

December 23, 2009 — CASINO INDUSTRY: Outlook: Unfavorable — RJ.com [ Related Story — Las Vegas Sun]

December 23, 2009 — Sparks Assemblyman won't run for state Senate — AP

December 22, 2009 — SolarReserve news release on sale of power to NV Energy . . . Developed and owned by SolarReserve’s subsidiary, Tonopah Solar Energy, LLC, the 100-megawatt solar energy project will be located near the town of Tonopah in Nye County, Nevada. When completed, Tonopah Solar Energy’s facility will supply approximately 480,000 megawatt hours annually — BUSINESS WIRE

December 22, 2009 — Politicians join in opposition of Northern Nevada landfill — Harry Reid and Dean Rhoads might not agree on much, but they don’t want more of California’s trash — Las Vegas Sun [More Coverage — RJ.com] [Related Information — NDEP]
Additional Background — CRS Report for Congress: Interstate Shipment of Municipal Solid Waste:

December 22, 2009 — Gibbons: Pay cuts preferable: Governor meets with five Democrats, five Republicans for budget chat — RJ.com [More Coverage — Nevada Appeal]

December 22, 2009 — Yucca Mountain Project experiencing brain drain: WASHINGTON -- The acting head of the Yucca Mountain Project is retiring at the end of the month along with another top official, the latest to depart the shrinking nuclear waste program, the Department of Energy confirmed — Stephens Washington Bureau

December 20, 2009 — WEATHERIZATION PROJECT: Nevada behind schedule in spending stimulus funds — State must use or lose federal monies — RJ.com

December 19, 2009 — Regents' chairman says Jan. 5 deadline [State Budget Custs] for cut plans can't be met— RGJ.com

December 19, 2009 — State wildlife agency backs BLM in wild horse suit — RJ.com

December 18, 2009 — Families blame [Washoe] county for dried-up well water — RGJ.com

December 17, 2009 — Judge asked to block horse roundup — AP

December 16, 2009 — Gibbons asks for bigger cuts: Governor requests possible budget cuts of up to 10 percent — RJ.com

December 15, 2009 — Nevada Division of Environmental Protection releases statement regarding Environmental Working Group's recent inaccurate drinking water report — State officials said today that information sent recently to national news media by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is inaccurate, misleading and does not tell the true story of drinking water quality in Nevada — NDEP.nv.gov

December 15, 2009 — Group pans [Las Vegas] valley water: LV ranks 98th out of 100 large cities nationwide — RJ.com [Related Story — RGJ.com]

December 15, 2009 — Horse roundup approved: Judge set to hear arguments to stop roundup Wednesday — AP

December 14, 2009 — Onetime Nevada Brothel Could Become Conservationists’ Oasis — NYTimes.com

December 14, 2009 —[Nevada] Supreme Court OKs $4 million water rights settlement — Las Vegas Sun

December 14, 2009 — YUCCA MOUNTAIN: Licensing efforts continue — Department of Energy lawyers are forging ahead with their defense of a license application to build the nation's nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain — RJ.com

December 14, 2009 — SCARCE RESOURCES: Agencies fight over guzzlers: State agriculture, wildlife officials disagree on spread of water collectors — Wildlife guzzlers -- contraptions that capture rainwater and melting snow in remote places for thirsty animals to drink -- have triggered a turf war between two Nevada resource agencies — AP

December 13, 2009 — State line horse roundup criticized — RGJ.com

December 13, 2009 —THIRD STRAW': Water authority digs deep for third intake pipe at Lake Mead — $25 million boring machine built just for project — RJ.com

December 11, 2009 — NEVADA ECONOMY: Statewide gaming win continues decline — October tally is lowest one-month total since 2003 — RJ.com [Related Story]

December 10, 2009 — Tiny Eurasian Mussel Now Threatening Mighty Hoover Dam — Greenwire

December 10, 2009 —Washoe officials planning service cuts forced by continuing revenue slide — RGJ.com

December 08, 2009 — Experts investigate Bango Road odors — LVN [Related information (1) (2)]

December 08, 2009 — [State] Lawmakers pondering finances — RJ.com

December 07, 2009 — Mountains of garbage: Southern Nevada landfill is nation’s largest dump — Economic slowdown has decreased trash sent to — Las Vegas Sun

December 04, 2009 — STATE LEGISLATURE: Focus on special session: Gibbons, lawmakers put things in motion — Gov. Jim Gibbons and legislators announced steps Thursday to prepare for a likely special session to handle a $60 million revenue shortfall — RJ.com

December 04, 2009 — Barrick Mine Must Undergo Environmental Review, Court Says— bloomberg.com

December 04, 2009 — [Winnemucca, NV.] Water operator seeking source of E. coli — Silver Pinyon Journal

December 03, 2009 — Community concerned with Bango water discharge permit - Related Story - Bango files lawsuit against [Churchill] county — LVN

December 03, 2009 — Truckee River flows through new channel east of Sparks — RGJ.com

December 02, 2009 — Tahoe resorts get good grades for protecting environment — RGJ.com

December 02, 2009 — Boil water order [issued by NDEP] for community near Winnemucca MercuryNews.com

December 02, 2009 — Report: Yucca Mountain costs double other alternatives — Las Vegas Sun

December 02, 2009 — Revenues $56 million short for first quarter — The state budget has a $56.6 million hole in it after just the first three months of this fiscal year — LVN

December 01, 2009 — [Jungo] Landfill survey draws fire — Silver Pinyon Journal

November 29, 2009 — Truckee River pact challenged — More than a year after officials gathered on the banks of the Truckee River to sign a historic pact on management of its long-contested waters, battles continue. — RGJ.com

November 27, 2009 — Statewide meetings set for draft supplemental EIS for NV Energy's One Nevada Line — Elynews.com

November 27, 2009 — Forecasters say Lake Mead has 50-50 chance of rising — Lake Powell soon might contain enough water to release surplus — For the moment, the future of Lake Mead is a coin toss. By this time next year, the surface of the reservoir could rise by about 15 feet or drop to a level not seen since 1937, when the lake was being filled for the first time — RJ.com

November 27, 2009 — Test site workers win round for claims — RJ.com

November 26, 2009 —Wild horses get reprieve from roundup — AP

November 24, 2009 — Lawsuit aims to block BLM wild horse roundup in Nevada RENO -- Animal protection advocates are asking a federal judge to block the government's planned roundup of thousands of wild mustangs in Nevada next month, saying the helicopter-aided operations are illegal because they "traumatize, injure and kill" some of the animals — AP

November 23, 2009 — Study looks at fugitive mercury emissions — Mining Quarterly [Related info from NDEP]

November 24, 2009 — Officials plan clarity-credit program for Lake Tahoe — RGJ.com

November 23, 2009 — NDEP News Release: Initial Results of Mercury Fugitive Emissions Research Released

November 23, 2009 — TOXIC SITE: Uranium from mine found in wells: New tests show dangerous levels [Yerington] . . . That has changed. A new wave of testing by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found that 79 percent of the wells tested north of the World War II-era copper mine have dangerous levels of uranium or arsenic or both that make the water unsafe to drink — AP

November 23, 2009 — Nuclear hearing [Yucca] delay sought — RJ.com

November 21, 2009 —
Official joins water appeal — Authority challenging ruling that stopped order to allow pumping of water: The state's top water regulator has decided to join the Southern Nevada Water Authority in appealing a court ruling that dealt a blow to the authority's plans to tap groundwater in Lincoln County — RJ.com

November 20, 2009 — CONTROVERSIAL PROJECT: Groundwater ruling challenged: Supreme Court may take up case — Advocates and opponents of a plan to pipe groundwater to Las Vegas from three valleys in Lincoln County are headed for a showdown in the Nevada Supreme Court — RJ.com

November 19, 2009 — RECOVERY.GOV: Errors on Web site fund list Federal stimulus report includes phantom congressional districts — RJ.com

November 18, 2009 — Gibbons: Still no plans for special session — Nevada Appeal

November 18, 2009 — Popular sport fish could solve Lake Mead’s clam infestation -- The redear sunfish is waiting in the wings to be introduced as the potential savior of the Las Vegas Valley’s main water source — Las Vegas Sun

November 18, 2009 — TAX REVENUE DECLINES: City plans to lay off 19 workers - Las Vegas officials foresee a $400 million shortfall — RJ.com

November 17, 2009 — [Gov. Gary] Herbert [Utah] agrees to 'go slow' on Snake Valley water deal — The Salt Lake Triabune

November 17, 2009 — Nineteen chosen for [Tax] panel — RJ.com [More Coverage — Las Vegas Sun]

November 16, 2009 — Solar Developer Abandons Water Plans — NYTimes.com

November 16, 2009 — Nuclear industry weighs in on nuke dump license — Las Vegas Sun

November 16, 2009 — Group seeks ‘imperiled’ status for Southern Nevada waterways — Las Vegas Sun [More Information — biologicaldiversity.org]

November 16, 2009 — Wild horse advocates consider legal options — RENO -- Wild horse advocates say they have no recourse but the courts after federal land managers rejected their request for an immediate moratorium on roundups — AP

November 14, 2009 — POWERING UP DAM'S REPAIRS: Low-water levels spark power plant upgrades — RJ.com

November 13, 2009 — State's carbon dioxide emissions drop: Closing of Laughlin plant played key role — RJ.com

November 13, 2009— County [Washoe] tackles illegal dumping blight — RGJ.com

November 13, 2009 — SOUTHERN NEVADA ECONOMY: Index keeps on sliding: Struggles in construction help push indicators lower — RJ.com [Related Story]

November 12, 2009 Report says Nevada should handle recession with care — A national think tank warned Nevada legislators Wednesday against making decisions that could prolong rather than shorten the recession — RJ.com [More Coverage - The NewsHour — PPS [Editorial - Jon Ralston] [Read the PEW Report]

Andrew Clinger November 11, 2009 — Budget director: no decision on special session — CARSON CITY (AP) — Nevada Budget Director Andrew Clinger says any decision on whether a special legislative session is needed to balance the state's books won't be made until the end of the month, at the earliest — Nevada Appeal [Related Story - Federal deficits]

November 10, 2009 — Tonopah Test Range, Bomblet Target Areas to be Cleared — DOE

November 10, 2009 — One state’s trash … “These waste-to-energy plants are a way to get rid of the trash in a way that makes sense,” Townsend says, noting that getting trash from California would just boost the economies of scale for Nevada waste-to-energy plants — Las Vegas Sun

November 10, 2009 — State report says more than 1,000 mine hazards found, 586 secured — RJ.com

November 10, 2009 — YUCCA MOUNTAIN: Memo casts doubt on license for Yucca repository — RJ.com [Story Update]

November 09, 2009 — River gets its bends back RGJ.com

November, 2009 — Commission upholds landdfill findings [Jungo] on split vote [Humboldt County, NV] Humboldt Sun

November 09, 2009 — Wood: Not the renewable some had in mind . . . NV Energy got a permit from the state Environmental Protection Division to burn the blend for 30 days to see how it affects emissions and whether the plant would need to be modified to make the most efficient use of the fuel blend — Las Vegas Sun See Video

November 06, 2009 — High gold prices mean more tax dollars for state — Elko Daily Free Press

November 06, 2009 — Trash Loses Luster in Nevada State Tires of Being U.S.'s Dumping Ground; 'How Many Places Can You Find Nothing?
WINNEMUCCA, Nev. Nevadans are growing less interested in importing California's garbage, and a dry lake bed outside this desert 'town has become a test case — wsj.com
[Related information form NDEP]

November 05, 2009 — State geologist estimates possible earthquake risk — RJ.com

November 04, 2009 — $415 MILLION SOUGHT: Lake Tahoe bill introduced. . . Recommitting to restoration efforts at Lake Tahoe is critical to the continued improvement and preservation of this special place," said Allen Biaggi, director of the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and governing board chairman of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency — AP (More Coverage — RGJ.com)

November 04, 2009 — Electric rate that would spark 'green' jobs will receive study — RJ.com

November 03, 2009 — Online map depicts state's quake dangers — RJ.com

November 03, 2009 — Special session likely; tax hike not. . . Some cuts could be made without full legislative approval, though some moves, such as additional furloughs or a straight reduction in employee pay, would require action by the full Legislature — Las Vegas Sun

November 02, 2009 — Congress approves $2 million for Lake Tahoe invasive mussel prevention — Money also set for Interior Appropriations bill and Tahoe Rim Trail —North Lake Tahoe Bonanza

October 30, 2009 — ALTERNATIVE ENERGY: $90 million steaming to Nevada —RG.com

October 29, 2009 — Scientists find way to kill Tahoe clams — RGJ.com

October 29, 2009 — AG files motion in sage grouse lawsuit — Elko Daily Free Press

October 29, 2009 —NEVADA'S ECONOMY: TAXING TROUBLE . . . Keith Schwer [UNLV] "It's very clear the national economy is showing signs of recovery, and we're not" — RGJ.com [Related Story]

October 29, 2009 — 945,000 acres protected from mining for 20 years — Las Vegas Sun

October 28, 2009 — Reno symposium focuses on land-locked lakes RGJ.com [Related Story]

October 28, 2009 — Washoe wants Waste Management to broaden free dump days — Washoe County Commissioner Robert Larkin appealed to Waste Management officials Tuesday to do their civic duty and accept all items, not just furniture and major appliances, on free dump days so the items aren't dumped in the desert — RJ.com]   [Related Story]

October 28, 2009 — NDEP approves Water Pollution Control Permit to Eden — RGJ.com [Related Information - from NDEP]

October 28, 2009 — PIPELINE PLANS: Judge kills water ruling: For the moment at least, the Southern Nevada Water Authority has lost the water it hoped to pump to Las Vegas in the first phase of its proposed pipeline across eastern Nevada. — RJ.com

October 26, 2009 — $14 million water bypass proceeds in Mogul — RGJ.com

October 26, 2009 — Less mercury expected in Utah, thanks to Nevada pact— A new deal between the state of Nevada and a gold-processing company located there is expected to mean less toxic mercury in Utah's air and water. The Nevada Department of Environmental Protection and Queenstake Resources USA Ltd. signed a consent decree earlier this month . . . Salt Lake Triabune

October 26, 2009 — Wind farm work expected in 2010 — ELY -- Construction of White Pine County's first commercial wind turbine farm could begin as early as next summer and bring up to 200 workers to the rural area, project officials said — RJ.com

October 23, 2009 — Nevada in bad company — RJ.com

October 22, 2009 — Substance from nuclear blasts outside test site — RJ.com

October 20, 2009 — Low Levels of Tritium Detected in Groundwater on Federal Land Near the Nevada Test Site — DOE/NNSA Press Release

October 20, 2009 — Water usage, treatment brings increased power consumption — Southern Nevada has gained a reputation as the future of clean, renewable energy and for its aggressive outdoor water conservation campaigns. But behind this apparently eco-friendly exterior is an ugly truth . . . Las Vegas Sun

October 20, 2009 — Fossil bed preservation support grows — RJ.com

October 19, 2009 — Jerritt Canyon pours gold, again — Elko Free Daily Press

October 18, 2009 — Tests under way for Washoe ground water contamination RGJ.com [Related Story]    [Related Information]

October 18, 2009 — Debate on wild horses revived - Some say cattle hurt ranges more — AP

October 17, 2009 — Report shows Nevada short on stimulus jobs — LRJ.com [Related Story]

October 16, 2009 — Exploration spending down in Nevada — Elko Daily Free Press

October 16, 2009 — Sen. Reid brings in $57 million for projects — Nevada Appeal [More Coverage]

October 16, 2009 — CLOUD SEEDING: Funding avoids shutdown of decades-long program: Water authority authorizes new funding RJ.com

October 16, 2009 — Small space no problem for anti-Yucca Mountain standIn Capitol elevator, with a nuclear waste dump supporter onboard, Berkley sums up plan’s demise — Las Vegas Sun

October 15, 2009 — Four named finalists for study on Nevada tax structure — Las Vegas Sun

October 15, 2009 — Backers of renewables hope the wait is over — Energy commish named, but industry says it’s lost ground with state’s delays — Las Vegas Sun

Octoaber 14, 2009 — Panel OKs funds to study Nevada tax system — A state panel gave lawmakers approval Tuesday to spend up to $500,000 on an in-depth study of Nevada's tax system over the objections of Gov. Jim Gibbons, who said the study will be used to build a case for a tax increase — RJ.com [Related Story]

October 14, 2009 — Republicans point to cost of nuclear waste — RJ.com

October 13, 2009 — Consent decree will allow reopening Nevada mine . . . . The decree between Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp. subsidiary Queenstake Resources and the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection requires the company to pay a $550,000 settlement — AP [Read NDEP's New Release ]

October 12, 2009 — North Valleys [Reno] water company waiting for housing demand to return — RGJ.com

October 12, 2009 — Nevada airspace sought — AP [See the details from the USAF]

October 11, 2009 — Elko County opposed to horse refuge — AP

October 10, 2009 — DECISION WEEKS AWAY: Nevada-Utah water pact weighed — LRJ.com

October 09, 2009 — Mine site [Yerington] nears five years under Section 106 designation — RGJ.com

October 08, 2009 — Eastward the wild horses, federal officials propose — AP

October 07, 2009 — Judge may be a while before ruling on SNWA — Elynews.com

October 07, 2009 — Test site will get name change -- Revision to reflect its 'expanded mission' — RJ.com

October 07, 2009 — Clark County [Las Vegas] votes to halt unwanted tortoise pickups — RJ.com

October 04, 2009 — CAVERS & CRITTERS: New cave species have been identified at Great Basin National Park — RJ.com

October 03, 2009 — TORTOISE REFORM SOUGHT — Clark County wants state, U.S. agencies to provide dispensation for unwanted animals — RJ.com

October 02, 2009 — Dismantling to intensify at power plant [Mohave Generating Station] — RG.com

October 01, 2009 — Late attempt to revive Yucca Mountain plan falls short — WASHINGTON -- A last-minute attempt to keep the Yucca Mountain project alive suffered a blow today when the House approved a greatly reduced budget appropriation that excludes a provision to continue studying the site for a possible nuclear waste dump — Las Vegas Sun [Related Story - Mayor [Ely, Nv] eyes a nuclear power plant]

October 01, 2009 — Financing lag holds up geothermal — Expert says sharp drop in ’09 land lease sales a ‘leveling out’ of market — Las Vegas Sun

Septembr 29, 2009 — Federal Judge Halts New Pier and Boat Facility Development on Lake Tahoe — Media Newswire [More Coverage — RGJ.com ]

September 29, 2009 — New Washoe garbage processing center could mean higher bills   —   [Related Story - Firm plans garbage-to-ethanol plant in Storey County — RGJ.com

September 26, 2009— Carson River Snapshot Day set for Oct. 17 — The Record-Courier [More from NDEP]

September 25 2009 — $2.2 BILLION: Stimulus creating few jobs, Spending director promises lawmakers full accounting — RJ.com
[More Coverage — RGJ] [Related Story]

September 25, 2009 — Cloud seeding to continue this year for Truckee River Basin — RGJ.com

September 23, 2009 — Federal stimulus aids restoration in Tahoe Forest — RGJ.com

September 22, 2009 — Reid seeks study on Winnemucca landfill — CARSON CITY, Nev. -- U.S. Sen. Harry Reid is seeking funding to study the environmental impact that a proposed landfill near Winnemucca and tons of imported trash from California would have on northern Nevada rivers and aquifers — AP

September 21, 2009 — Reno-area residents complain about Waste Management fees — RGJ.com

September 21, 2009 — Nevada's stimulus Web site gets poor marks — With federal stimulus reporting deadlines looming, some say information about Nevada's spending reports are difficult if not impossible to find — AP [More Coverage] — [Related Information]

Septemnber 21, 2009 — Game bird expected to attract 12,000 hunters — AP

September 18, 2009 — Water project [Fallon NV] could again make faucet water drinkable near Fallon . . .The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection granted more than $800,000 of stimulus money to upgrade the water for 100 homes in South Maine and two neighboring mobile home parks . . . “I think it will be a good, very positive step for that whole community,” NDEP spokeswoman Jill LuFrano said. — RGJ.com [Related Information]

September 18, 2009 — COLORADO RIVER DROUGHT: Charges for water going up — growth has stopped, but expensive water projects have not, so the Southern Nevada Water Authority will raise rates over the next two years to help bolster its construction activities — RJ.com

September 17, 2009 — Ely suit challenges state engineer's SNWA ruling — Elynews.ocm

September 17, 2009 — U.S. Air Force base in Idaho wants to expand into Nevada air space — RGJ.com

September 17, 2009 — Ring in water rate hike with new year, through 2012 — Las Vegas Sun

September 17, 2009 — AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT: Lack of highway spending probed — Gibbons asked why state lags in use of federal aid — RJ.com

September 17, 2009 — STATE SPENDING: Legislators say state budget can't be cut further — RJ.com

September 17, 2009 — Discontinuation of regulation requiring cleaner burning gasoline sought — RJ.com

September 16, 2009 — Com okays Eden Research special use permit renewalRGJ.com [Related Info - NDEP]

September 16, 2009 — stink over plan to haul trash to Nevada desert SF Gate [Related info - NDEP]

September 15, 2009 — Five more Yucca challenges filed — Logic behind waiting to install drip shields questioned — RJ.com

September 14, 2009 — Rare plant draws attention at Tahoe — RGJ.com

September 13, 2009 — Water demand drop-off postpones intake work — Reduced demand for water has allowed the Southern Nevada Water Authority to scale back its third intake project at Lake Mead, reducing the cost by $296 million — for now anyway Las Vegas Sun

September 13, 2009 — Nevada gold mines cash in as consumers flock to metal — RJ.com

September 12, 2009 — Plan to dump Bay Area trash in Nevada draws fire — RGJ.com [All Stories] [More from NDEP]

September 12, 2009 — Boulder City to stop dumping effluent in the desert, start recycling Las Vegas Sun

September 11, 2009 — [Yerington] EPA says mine won't be listed as Superfund site — Although not in specific language, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, by letter, has denied a request from the Yerington Community Action Group (YCAG) to designate the Yerington/Anaconda mine site as a Superfund site — RGJ.com

September 11, 2009 — Status of Amargosa toad to be studied RGJ.com

September 10, 2009 — Eden officials: Necessary precautions taken — Dayton residents concerned about the safety of a soil processing plant in an industrial center near their homes, got another chance Wednesday night to comment and ask questions Nevada Appeal

September 10, 2009 — Reid urges rejection of license for landfill — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Wednesday urged Gov. Jim Gibbons to withhold environmental permits for a proposed dump for California trash near Winnemucca. In a signed letter, Reid called the dump a "threat to Nevada's sovereignty and dignity" — RJ.com

September 09, 2009 — Lyon planners renew Eden's special use permit — The Lyon County Planning Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to renew a special use permit for another year for Eden Research's soil amendment research and processing plant in Dayton — Nevada Appeal [Related Info -- NDEP Website]

September 09, 2009 — Meetings set on future of test site — RJ.com

September 08, 2009 — State says toxic dump wasn’t a cleanup priority — RGJ.com  [Related Information - From DCNR]

September 07, 2009 — Winnemucca residents trash proposal for accepting California garbage — To Winnemucca's Tami Vetter, the staggering numbers for the Jungo Road landfill are a recipe for a health disaster: 4,000 tons of garbage, hauled five days a week into Humboldt County from Northern California for the next 95 years — RJ.com [Related Information from NDEP]   

September 06, 2009 — Utahans to have voice in LV water plan SALT LAKE CITY — Opponents of a plan to pipe water from a desert aquifer that lies mostly in Utah to Las Vegas will hold citizens' hearings on the issue this week in Delta and Salt Lake City — —AP

September 04, 2009 — Reid, Salazar announce $135 million for public lands — Las Vegas Sun

September 04, 2009 — Truckee River being restored through Mustang — RGJ.com

September 04, 2009 — Efforts under way to bolster dam at Stampede Reservoir — RGJ.com

September 04, 2009 — Committee: Lines should link renewable energy in Nevada — CARSON CITY -- A governor's committee recommended Thursday that power companies spend about $3 billion on transmission lines to carry renewable energy potential available in rural Nevada to existing transmission lines — RJ.com

September 04, 2009 — Barrick adds safety liner at old Wood Gulch mine in Mountain City — RGJ.com

September 04, 2009 — City [Yerington] approves revised agreements related to increased water, sewer project costs — RGJ.com

September 03, 2009 — Nevada’s Green Projects During the First 200 Days of the Recovery Act — USEPA Press Release

September 01, 2009 — Air advisory through Wednesday in valley [Las Vegas] — RJ.com [Story Update] [More Coverage]

September 01, 2009 — Nevada crews help fight California fires — RGJ.com

August 30, 2009 — AIR QUALITY: 'Clunkers' benefit debatable: Rebates helped automakers, not environment — The pitch for Cash for Clunkers included the environmental benefits of getting less fuel-efficient cars off the road. But whether sidelining clunkers translates to reducing the haze that sometimes shrouds the Las Vegas Valley remains to be seen — RJ.com

August 29, 2009 — Cleanup recovers 18 pounds of mercury: Residents of apartment remain at area hotels as cleanup continues A spokeswoman for the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection said Friday that crews have removed 18 to 20 pounds of elemental mercury from an Airport Road apartment at Bella Lago Village — Nevada Appeal

August 28, 2009 — City opposes Superfund listing for mine — In a letter dated Aug. 25, signed by Yerington Mayor Doug Homestead and addressed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the City of Yerington has expressed its opposition again to the Yerington Mine being placed on the National Priorities List (NPL) as a Superfund site — RGJ.com

August 27, 2009 — Council takes step toward center for waste-to-energy — The Reno City Council took a first step Wednesday toward building a new regional center for sorting recyclable items and carting off the remaining garbage to be used in the production of ethanol — RGJ.com

August 27, 2009 — NV Energy takes fight over Henderson transmission line to court — Las Vegas Sun

August 26, 2009 — Power lines tying up progress -- Solar projects snagged on law protecting historic artifacts: When considering Nevada’s cultural and historic artifacts, one thinks of Hoover Dam, American Indian petroglyphs, even the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign . . . Under the law, any infrastructure on public lands that is at least 50 years old could be considered historic, even a working transmission line — Las Vegas Sun

April 22, 2009 — Atlantic Richfield Company to spend $10.2 million for cleanup at Anaconda Mine site in Yerington, Nev. — Settlement includes costs incurred by the EPA and future cleanup costs — US EPA

April 22, 2009 — Earth Day activities set at Springs Preserve, Red Rock: Earth Day is officially recognized today in keeping with the tradition set by its founder, Gaylord Nelson on April 22, 1970, but events to mark the occasion will be held Saturday at Springs Preserve and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area — RJ.com

April 21, 2009 — Starting point or model on mercury? State gold mine emissions program to be put to test— Nevada’s Jerritt Canyon gold mine, shuttered last year for failing to curtail emissions of airborne mercury, reopened recently and began pouring gold that will sell at today’s historically high prices of about $800 an ounce — Las Vegas Sun

April 21, 2009 — Hundreds protest proposed mine: Residents worried about dust from site on BLM land — RJ.com

April 20, 2009 — Yucca's demise to cost Nevada: Job losses will add to economic woes — The Obama administration and the state's congressional delegation have vowed to financially bleed the decades-old Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project, but doing so probably will cramp Southern Nevada's already hurting economy — RJ.com

April 17, 2009 — Nevada geothermal growth: Full steam ahead— Nevada is poised to overtake California as the American geothermal energy leader — Las Vegas Sun

April 17, 2009 — Location of geothermal plant in BC gets planners’ OK — Las Vegas Sun

April 17, 2009 — Nevada utility finally meets state's solar-energy mandate — RJ.com

April 17, 2009 — PUC relaxes solar rebates program because of high demand and high cost of going green — Nevada Appeal

April 17, 2009 — BUDGET HEARING: Save program, Senate chief asks — RJ.com

April 16, 2009 — More juice: Boulder City solar project to quintuple in size — RJ.com [Related Story — Las Vegas Sun]

April 16, 2009 — State faces largest budget deficit in U.S. —CARSON CITY-- Nevada faces the largest budget deficit in the country for the upcoming fiscal year, according to a recent survey of states by the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, a liberal Washington, D.C., think tank. — AP    [More Coveage — Las Vegas Sun]

April 14, 2009 — DROUGHT LINGERS: Lake sinking near 1965 level: Decline of another 30 feet will trigger federal shortage declaration — RJ.com

April 12, 2009 — Bird snared by 25 million-acre fight: Lawsuit says BLM ignoring sage grouse risk — RENO -- Conservationists say federal rules that allow livestock grazing and oil and gas drilling across 25 million acres of public land in the West are illegal because they fail to acknowledge the harm being done to sage grouse — AP

April 10, 2009 — Nevada seeks to derail Yucca train plan: State files motions with transportation board WASHINGTON -- If there is likely to be no nuclear waste repository in Nevada, there is no need to think about building a nuclear waste railroad, attorneys for the state are saying to a federal board considering an Energy Department rail plan. Nevada lawyers filed a motion Tuesday asking the Surface Transportation Board to suspend a DOE application to build a rail line from Caliente to the repository site at Yucca Mountain — Stephens Washington Bureau

April 09, 2009 — Cleanup at Landwell Co. development site nearly half completed — The daunting task of moving roughly 2.2 million cubic yards of contaminated soil on former industrial land near Boulder Highway and Lake Mead Parkway in Henderson is approaching the halfway point, project managers reported Thursday — Las Vegas Sun (More Information for NDEP)

April 09, 2009 — States resist adding to nuclear waste construction fund — Stephens Washington Bureau

April 08, 2009 — Water supply continues decline at Tahoe, western Nevada — RGJ.com

April 08, 2009 — Sun editorial: A critical look at Yucca? — Nuclear Regulatory Commission judges question staff’s review of nuclear waste dump - A panel of judges from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission held a three-day hearing last week on objections to the Energy Department’s application to build a nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain, 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas — Las Vegas Sun

April 07, 2009 — ENERGY: Utility reps face flak — RJ.com [Related Story]

April 03, 2009 — CDC Study Finds Rocket Fuel Chemical in Baby Formula — Perchlorate, a hazardous chemical in rocket fuel, has been found at potentially dangerous levels in powdered infant formula, according to a study by a group of Centers for Disease Control scientists — ProPublica

April 03, 2009 — Wind turbines could more than meet U.S. electricity needs, report says — LA Times

April 03, 2009 — Sierra snowpack about 80 percent of normal — There appears to be plenty of snow in the Sierra Nevada, but California water officials said Thursday it falls short of the amount needed to replenish the state's reservoirs — SF Gate

April 07, 2009 — The government says it’s good, so Nevadans say no to fluoride — Las Vegas Sun

April 05, 2009 — Budget crucial to Buckley's governor aspirations: During her 14 years in the Nevada Assembly, Speaker Barbara Buckley has waged her fair share of legislative battles, earning a reputation as a determined and fierce lawmaker. —RGJ.com

April 04, 2009 — Workers oppose cutting state's pension benefits —RGJ.com [Related Story]

April 03, 2009 — History lesson: Utah could be next Owens Valley — Salt Lake Tribune

April 03, 2009 — Legislative panel wants [Tonopah Conservation Camp] camp fully funded — Pahrump Valley Times

April 03, 2009 — Chemical spill site targeted for clean up — Nevada Appeal

April 02, 2009 — A complex problem: Nevada doesn’t require recycling at apartment complexes — what the hell? — Las Vegas Weekly

April 02, 2009 — Yukon-Nevada Gold lost $105M in 2008 — AP

April 01, 2009 — McCain says it's time for Plan B for Yucca project — Sen. John McCain threw up his hands Tuesday, acknowledging that the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site may be mothballed by the Obama administration and calling for Congress to move on if that is the case. — RJ.com

March 31, 2009 — $44 million given to clean up Nevada Test Site — Las Vega Sun

March 31, 2009 — Water hearing delay sought — The Southern Nevada Water Authority has asked for a one-year delay before a hearing on the last part of its multibillion-dollar plan to tap groundwater across Eastern Nevada — RJ.com

March 31, 2009 — Sessions focus on licensing for Yucca site — RG.com (Online Webcast)

March 31, 2009 —‘Green jobs’ bill clears hurdle — RJ.com

March 31, 2009 — Nevada lawmakers could claim credit for bill, but how much do some deserve? — Las Vegas Sun

March 28, 2009 — Reid agrees with study on Yucca Mountain alternatives WASHINGTON -- Sen. Harry Reid agreed Friday to yield to the Obama administration in organizing a study commission for nuclear waste — Stephens Washington Bureau

March 26, 2009 — [Editorial - RGJ.com] Nevada in a good position to stop Yucca project — by Catherine Cortez Masto, Nevada’s Attorney General.

March 25, 2009 — Las Vegas going dark to shine light on climate change — Businesses, casinos to douse decorative lighting for one hour Saturday night — Las Vegas Sun

March 25, 2009 — NDEP News Release: Nevada Division of Environmental Protection approves Jerritt Canyon Mine’s plan to restart milling operations (News Coverage) (More News Coverage) and (More Coverage - Forbes.com)

March 25, 2009 — Officials try to avert Tahoe beetle infestation — RGJ.com

March 25, 2009 — Lawmaker: Water fees needed to keep staffing at necessary levels — AP

March 23, 2009 — Elko road settlement headed back to federal court — AP

March 22, 2009 — Training for green jobs in plans for stimulus money — Las Vegas Sun

March 22, 2009 — 2009 Legislature: looking at tax options — RJ.com

March 22, 2009 — NOT A DROP IN THE BUCKET: Top 100 users consume enough water to supply 1,950 homes, but that's only half the story — RJ.com

March 22, 2009 — DESERT RESEARCH INSTITUTE: In 50 years, DRI reaches worldwide — AP

March 21, 2009 — Lake Tahoe clarity turns a corner, UCD study shows — prpond.com

March 21, 2009 — Elko panel seeks to block road plan: Forest Service regulation projects questioned — AP

March 20, 2009 — Toquop fight not finished yet thespectrum.com

March 20, 2009 — Nevada’s toxic releases increase 2 percent in 2007: Toxic chemical releases drop 5 percent for U.S. — Las Vegas Sun

March 19, 2009 — Arsenic levels raise concerns — ELKO: About 50 people turned out to a Spring Creek Utilities Co. public meeting Wednesday, a number of whom voiced concerns about higher water rates and a recent notice that arsenic in the wells serving the area’s 200 tract exceeds federal standards — Elko Daily Free Press

March 19, 2009 — LV population growth slows, analysts report — RJ.com

March 19, 2009 — In D.C., a sea change on dump plan — Obama’s opposition reshapes the conversation on nuclear energy: Washington — Ever since President Barack Obama promised to significantly scale back the Yucca Mountain budget this year, the question has been a simple one: Now what? — Stephens Washington Bureau

March 18, 2009 — Las Vegas Sun Editorial: Yucca Mountain politics — Despite what critics say, science never drove the plan to make Nevada a nuclear dump — Las Vegas Sun

March 17, 2009 — Nevada developer, solar firm agree to power deal — AP

March 16, 2009 — Small-scale solar seeks incentives Las Vegas Sun

March 15, 2009 — TOWN HALL-STYLE HEARING: Budget cuts would cause pain, panel told RJ.com [More Coverage - Reno]

March 15, 2009 — Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons can’t block lawmakers from stimulus — Nevada Appeal

March 14, 2009 — Nuclear industry to fight Yucca Mountain bill — Stephens Washington Bureau

March 13, 2009 — Tahoe-area developer fined $2.75 million — MercuryNews.com

March 13, 2009 — Yucca missing from plan to remake nuclear waste policy — RJ.com

March 12, 2009 — Chu promises to develop Yucca alternative quickly — Stephens Washington Bureau

March 11, 2009 — Sen. Reid says $100 million for Nevada in legislation — Nevada Appeal

March 10, 2009 — Utah, LV in dustup over water — RJ.com

March 10, 2009 — Coal plant plan: Alone but unfazed: Lincoln County project won’t fall like others, company says — Las Vegas SunView Graphic

March 10, 2009 — Group would study alternatives to Yucca — Stephens Washington Bureau

March 09, 2009 — NV Energy wants to build transmission line from Ely to Las Vegas — Las Vegas Sun

March 09, 2009 — State faces obstacles to cashing in on the sun — Some see energy exports to California as revenue source for Nevada — Las Vegas Sun

March 07, 2009 — Nevada’s government among the smallest — Before any cuts, state spends less, employs fewer than almost all others — Las Vegas Sun   View Statistical Graphic

n March 07, 2009 — Arsenic removal may prove costly for Spring Creek Utilities — Elko Free Press

March 06, 2009 — Nevada lawmakers hear public debate over taxes — RGJ.com [More Coverage — RJ.com]

March 06, 2009 — Plans for 2 coal-fired power plants on hold in Nev — AP [Story Update - March 13, 2009 — Las Vegas Sun

March 06, 2009 — Official: Nuclear dump is out: Panel told alternative to Yucca to be sought — Energy Secretary Steven Chu stood firm Thursday under sharp questioning from Senate Republicans, saying Yucca Mountain no longer is an option to store nuclear waste — RJ.com

March 04, 2009 — Dump plan’s key supporters not ready to concede: President Barack Obama may substantially scale back funding for the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in his proposed 2010 budget, but its supporters are not going to go down without a fight in Congress. — Las Vegas Sun

March 03, 2009 — Desert soil: It’s a dirty job, but … — Las Vegas Sun March 02, 2009 — Large wastewater treatment project may not get much stimulus funds — As "shovel ready" projects go, few in Nevada can compare to the one the Clean Water Coalition hopes to build someday — RJ.com

March 01, 2009 — Nevada lawmakers seek money for Tahoe . . . Allen Biaggi, director of the Nevada Department Conservation and Natural Resources and TRPA board chairman, said he’s hopeful the legislation will be passed despite Nevada’s tough economic times. The bill would have no fiscal impact on the state, Biaggi said. — RGJ.com

March 01, 2009 — Stimulus will give state budget boost: Analysis shows actual spending would grow — RJ.com

February 28, 2009 — State park cuts raise concerns: Las Vegas valley legislators vocal at hearing — AP

February 27, 2009 — Plan for Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is to do more with less — Gibbons' budget proposal cuts funding for agency's staff, some services — RJ.com

February 26, 2009 — Mining law reform considered in House —WASHINGTON -- The chair of the Elko County Commission testified before a House panel Thursday that her community would suffer economically if reforms to the 1872 hard-rock mining law impose steep federal taxes on the industry —Las Vegas Sun

February 26, 2009 — EDITORIAL: It's time to consider a ban on the use of PCE — RGJ.com

February 26, 2009 — Las Vegas Running Out of Water Means Dimming Los Angeles Lights — Bloomberg.com

February 26, 2009 — Obama budget plan cuts Yucca Mountain funding — The Obama administration is poised to move forward with a blue ribbon panel to look at alternatives for dealing with radioactive waste, but the Department of Energy for now will continue to pursue a license to put it in Yucca Mountain. — RJ.com

February 23, 2009 — Mormon cricket infestation expected: ELKO -- Elko County is again expected to be a hotbed of Mormon cricket activity in Nevada this year, county commissioners were told — AP

February 22, 2009 — State's 'boom-bust' cycles targeted — Assembly bill would force creation of savings account: CARSON CITY -- Nevada lawmakers will start their fourth week of the 2009 session on Monday with a review of a plan to create a forced savings account to ensure more stability in the state budget, now being hammered by a global economic downturn — RJ.com

February 22, 2009 — Vegas company’s planned wind farm clears a hurdle The Washoe County Planning Commission has approved plans for what could become Nevada’s first commercial-scale wind-powered electrical generating facility, over opposition of critics who say the towering wind turbines will destroy views and upset their lifestyle. — Las Vegas Sun

February 21, 2009 — Court rejects motion to block gold mine — ELKO -- A federal appeals court has refused an emergency request to block construction of a huge gold mine in northeast Nevada that tribal leaders and others oppose on environmental and religious grounds — AP

February 21, 2009 — Horsford eyes alternative energy stimulus funds — RJ.com

February 21, 2009 — Wind farm plan opposed: Northern Nevada residents say tourism would be affected — AP

February 21, 2009 — Energy chief: Yucca not moving forward — AP

February 20, 2009 — Biologists worry about sharp drop in numbers of Moapa dace — RJ.com

February 20, 2009 — Sierra snowpack improves, more needed — RGJ.com

February 20, 2009 — [Yucca Mountain] Once flatlining, now on life support — Las Vegas Sun

February 19, 2009 — Snail protection targets pipeline plans: Endangered listing sought for 42 species — RJ.com

February 18, 2009 — PlanCom recommends renewal of Nevada Wood Preserving use permit — SILVER SPRINGS--Although Lyon County Planning Commissioner Ray Johnson made a motion to delay action on a Special Use Permit annual review for Nevada Wood Preserving, the PlanCom still voted 5-1 to approve the SUP, with Johnson voting no. — RGJ.com

February 18, 2009 — Chu favors moving toward licensing nuclear waste repository in Nevada — RJ.com

February 17, 2009 — NRC adopts 1 million year rule for Yucca Mountain — Reuters

February 17, 2009 — Bango Oil approved for expansion — LVN

February 17, 2009 — Senators: Nevada vehicle fleet not efficient — The state can set a good example in the use of fuel-efficient vehicles and alternative fuels by getting its own garage in order, the chairman of a state Senate subcommittee said Monday — RGJ.com

February 17, 2009 — Washoe water officials could ban toxic solvent — Future efforts to control groundwater pollution from a toxic solvent, including a possible ban in Washoe County, will be discussed Thursday by the area's largest water purveyor — RGJ

Februaru 16, 2009 — Federal protection for Amargosa River may boost tourism in region — Congressional act could establish first Wild and Scenic River in Mojave Deser — RJ.com

February 16, 2009 — More lion hunting planned to save deer: Critic calls policy 'an archaic form of wildlife management' — AP

February 15, 2009 — River's restoration plan targets ex-brothel — AP

February 15, 2009 — Wind power’s potential in peril? — Need for transmission lines, financing amid a recession has cast doubt on renewable future — Las Vegs Sun

February 14, 2009 — Lawmakers discuss funding sources to preserve wild horses — RGJ.com

February 14, 2009 — Yucca workers try to save jobs amid predictions of 500 layoffs — RJ.com

Jon Wellinghoff, acting chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, speaks at Preview Las Vegas 2009 on Jan. 29. The regulator sees a Nevada powered entirely by Mother Nature in 10 to 15 years. February 13, 2009 — Energy official: Nevada's future is in renewables: Transmission line viable without coal, regulator says WASHINGTON -- Nevada can generate enough electricity from renewable sources to justify building a major transmission line without constructing any more coal-fired power plants, the federal government's chief electricity regulator said Thursday — Stephens Washington Bureau

February 13, 2009 —WATER: Using less but why? — The news, good for Lake Mead, bad for water authority revenue, likely reflects a slumping economy and more use of desert landscaping — Las Vegas Sun

February 13, 2009 — Water Woes — Las Vegas 1

February 13, 2009 — Wild horse backers push for protection: Congressmen introduce bill to prevent killings — AP

February 13, 2009 — The Clean Water Act and Nonpoint Source Pollution: Implications for Nevada Agriculture — RGJ.com

February 12, 2009 — Environmentalists hail utility's decision to halt coal-fired power plant — RJ.com

February 12, 2009 — [Yucca] Lawmakers question plan to cut funds — AP

February 11, 2009 — Study: Tungsten causes leukemia symptoms in mice — AP

February 11, 2009 — Official: Water pipeline to be built if ‘absolutely necessary’ — AP

February 11, 2009 — Second thoughts on coal plants are contagious, it seems The announcement may have proved the environmental version of the domino theory — when one coal plant falls, the next isn’t far behind — Las Vegas Sun

February 11, 2009 — Conservation group plans to sue U.S. agencies over Nevada water project — RJ.com

February 10, 2009 — Natural resources budget may be cut — AP

February 10, 2009 — [RENO] New government sought to manage Truckee River flood control — RGJ.com

February 10, 2009 — Reid applauds NV Energy for shelving Ely coal plant. — RJ.com

February 08, 2009 — State budget crisis takes center stage: ‘Massive’ tax increases, cuts in services predicted — Las Vegas Business Press

February 08, 2009 — State urged to drop nuclear waste battle: Economic forum panelists promote Yucca Mountain repository benefits — AP

February 07, 2009 — Utility's hopes for coal-fired plant may be fading: Criticism from environmentalists likely — RJ.com

February 05, 2009 — Bill introduced to abolish nuclear projects agency — Cy Ryan, Las Vegas Sun

February 05, 2009 — Washoe planners OK wind farm — With the backing of construction workers and with future neighbors opposed, the Washoe County Planning Commission voted 7-0 Wednesday night to allow a 44-turbine wind farm north of Sparks — RGJ.com

February 06, 2009 — Analysts express rays of hope for solar power — RJ.com

February 05, 2009 — Tahoe fire bill being rewritten — Nevada Appeal

February 05, 2009 — Neighbors fear impact of wind farm north of Sparks — RJ.com

February 04, 2009 — 2009 LEGISLATURE: Lawmaker again sounds alarm for new revenue sources — RJ.com

February 03, 2009 — Sierra snow pack lags, no snow in forecast — RGJ.com February 03, 2009 — 75TH NEVADA LEGISLATURE: Budget battle begins — RJ.com

February 02, 2009 — State seeks green jobs and renewable energy — AP

February 01, 2009 — Raggio could be crucial for progress — RGJ.com

February 01, 2009 — Lake Mead’s Willow Beach to get $20 million upgrade — Las Vegas Sun

February 01, 2009 — Lawmakers undaunted by budget task — Las Vegas Sun

February 01, 2009 — 2009 NEVADA LEGISLATURE: Lawmakers face tough choices on state spending — RJ.com

January 30, 2009 — GOP plan could curb state's unfunded liabilities — RGJ.com [Related Story]   View Nov. 2008 Taxable Sales Graphic

January 30, 2009 — Indian Hills arsenic exemption expires — Record Courier (More Coverage)

January 30, 2009 — Bango Oil: Residents sound off on proposed expansion — FALLON - A standing room only crowd packed the county commission chambers Wednesday for a public hearing to discuss the revised air quality permit Bango Oil has requested from the state. — LVN.com

January 30, 2009 — Mining reform attempt on tap: Similar bid, to rewrite 1872 law, failed last year — AP

January 30, 2009 — Public policies affecting water use in Nevada — RGJ.com

January 30, 2009 — Groups band together to thwart coal-fired power plant — Las Vegas Sun

January 29, 2009 — Economy: What the stimulus plan would mean for Nevada . . . . . . The stimulus package would also fund infrastructure projects, providing a benefit to all Nevadans while also creating much-needed jobs. That includes an estimated $30 million for Nevada’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund . . . Las Vegas Sun   [More Coverage — LA Times]
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January 29, 2009 — PROPOSED NUCLEAR WASTE DUMP: Yucca might be cut more — Stephehn Bureau

January 28, 2009 — Appeal of WPES' EIS was expected, spokesman says — Elynews,com

January 28, 2009 — Bald eagles finding a new winter home — RJ.com

January 27, 2009 — TRPA chief: Job was not easy — RGJ.com

January 27, 2009 — EPA allegations spark call for checks on state’s mines — Environmental groups cite worry about mercury contamination — Las Vegas Sun

January 26, 2009 — Judge refuses to halt huge Nevada gold mine — AP

January 26, 2009 — Head of Tahoe regulatory agency resigns — Nevada Appeal

January 25, 2009 — Public hearing slated on Bango Oil's expansion — FALLON - Residents have exercised their rights, and a public hearing regarding an expansion at Bango Oil will be held Wednesday in Fallon by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection. LVN.com    [Story Update - KTVN Reno]

January 24, 2009 — Judge to rule on controversial mine project — RGJ.com    [Story Update]

January 24, 2009 — ONGOING DROUGHT: Water outlook called dim — Sierra snowpack below normal in moisture content — AP

January 22, 2009 —Atlantic Richfield Will Spend $8M to Remedy Leviathan Mine — ENS

January 23, 2009 — YUCCA MOUNTAIN: Bryan: Dump plan demise is not a lock — He warns against gutting the state agency fighting the nuclear repository — Las Vegas Sun [More Coverage]

January 23, 2009 — Mine lures tribal, habitat group's opposition — AP

January 22, 2009 — Tug-of-war intensifies over proposed coal-fired plants — AP

January 22, 2009 — Nevadans criticize plan to ship waste: Yucca draft lacks details, officials say —The Department of Energy's plan for hauling nuclear waste across the nation to a proposed repository at Yucca Mountain is a brush job at best, Nevada officials who are reviewing the document said this week. — RJ.com [Related Story — AP]

January 20, 2009 — Hillsborough officials hope to get mercury moved from depot this year —My Central Jersey.com

January 20, 2009 — Second transmission line proposed for western side of Nevada — RJ.com

Governor Jim Gibbons -- Nevada, 2009 January 19, 2009 — Governor's plan unlikely to stay intact — RGJ.com   [Related Story: Clark County would lose big under Gibbons' budget plan RG.com]

January 19, 2009 — Mountain of doubt — Will the country's only planned nuclear waste dump survive Obama? — High Country News  

January 19, 2009 — Governor's plan unlikely to stay intact — RGJ.com   [Related Story: Clark County would lose big under Gibbons' budget plan RG.com]

January 19, 2009 — Mountain of doubt — Will the country's only planned nuclear waste dump survive Obama? — High Country News  

January 19, 2009 — No. Nevada residents could fight wildfires — RGJ.com [ Related Story — RGJ.com ]

January 18, 2009 — Henderson cleaning up its history: 1,259 acres at abandoned mine is latest redevelopment project — RJ.com January 17, 2009 — GAMING ABSTRACT REPORT: Casino profits plunge — RJ.com

January 17, 2009 — Roundups highlight horse crisis — Range overcrowded, but so are BLM’s corrals — RGJ.com [More Coverage]

January 16, 2009 — STATE BUDGET: ANALYSIS: Reluctantly sharing bad news, Gibbons leaves some out — Las Vegas Sun   More Coverage — RJ.com    More Coverage— RGJ

January 16, 2009 — Federal lands bill advances Nevada projects: Measure calls for study of Cold War sites in state — Stephens Washington Bureau

January 15, 2009 — Reid, Ensign seek more Yucca cuts — Stephens Washington Bureau   [More Coverage — Las Vegas Sun]

January 15, 2009 — Gibbons to explain state of the state tonight — RGJ.com

January 15, 2009 — Buckley warns 'cuts, cuts, cuts' will harm state — Assembly speaker to respond to Gibbons State of State speech — RJ.com   [Related Story]

January 14, 2009 — Scientists report on explosive growth of invasive quagga mussels — Habitat called ideal in two lakes — RJ.com

January 13, 2009 — Green mantle sought in Nevada has other suitors — Competition has grown along with support — Las Vegas Sun January 13, 2009 — CLIMATE CHANGE WARNING: Mulroy: Don't ignore warming — Infrastructure affected, panel told — RJ.com

January 13, 2009 — Yucca mountain: Will Obama starve the beast? Reid thinks so — Las Vegas Sun

January 09, 2009 — Contaminated soil moved for Henderson development — 15,000 homes, condos and apartments planned for 2,200-acre site — Las Vegas Sun

January 09, 2009 — STATE EMPLOYEES: Gibbons to seek pay cuts — Budget plan has workers taking 6 percent reduction RJ.com

January 09, 2009 — STATE ROUTE 159: Trail reviews positive — 30-mile path would attract cyclists, joggers, skaters and hikers — RJ.com

January 09, 2009 — New neighborhood features solar-power units: Pulte takes green housing to new heights — RJ.com

January 09, 2009 — Recycling saving life of the landfill [Carson City] — Nevada Appeal

Junaury 08, 2009 — Forest Service plans aggressive fire prevention work on Carson Range — RGJ.com

January 07, 2009 — Washoe delays wind turbine decision — RGJ.com

January 07, 2009 — STATE FINANCES: Report shows spending rose — Nevada controller releases data — RJ.com

January 06, 2009 — Yucca budget facing big cuts over 2009-10, Reid says Stephens Washington Bureau

January 05, 2008 — Truckee River flood control to resume in spring — RGJ.com

January 03, 2009 — SUN EDITORIAL:— Handling e-waste: Group’s effort to curb export of electronic junk will help people and the environment — Las Vegas Sun

January 03, 2009 — Houston company pulls out of coal-powered plant project — RJ.com

January 02, 2009 — Electricity: — New plant would strain consumers, suit says — Las Vegas Sun

January 02, 2009 — YUCCA MOUNTAIN: Incoming agency chief has sleeves rolled up — Las Vegas Sun (More Coverage)

January 01, 2009 — Climate Change Action Plan to be revealed in 2009 — Sierra Sun

January 01, 2009 — State revenues: Not good news, but not as bad as predicted — Nevada Appeal

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December 31, 2009 — Natural Gas Drilling: What We Don’t Know — It takes brute force to wrest natural gas from the earth. Millions of gallons of chemical-laden water mixed with sand -- under enough pressure to peel paint from a car . . . propublica.org [Related Story — State Oil and Gas Regulators Are Spread Too Thin to Do Their Jobs]

December 31, 2009 — Studies Find Heavy Heating Oil Has Severe Effect on Air Quality — nytimes.com

December 29, 2009 — Drilling Wastewater Disposal Options in N.Y. Report Have Problems of Their Own — propublica.org

December 29, 2009 — Mussels tested for clues to household chemicals: From birth control pills to hand sanitizers, more products enter waterways — AP

December 29, 2009 — Pressure rises to stop antibiotics in agriculture — AP [Related Story]

December 27, 2009 — Record-breaking snow across the US and climate change — mongabay.com

December 23, 2009 — U.S. wants farmers to use coal waste on fields — Washington Post

December 23, 2009 — Manure, Fertilizer Part Of Chesapeake's Problem — NPR

December 23, 2009 — Ice Melting Faster Everywhere — ENN

December 22, 2009 — 100-plus Groups Endorse Petition to EPA: Cap CO2 Pollution at 350 Parts Per Million — ENN

December 21, 2009 — Fuel possible energy savior: U.S. utilities eye natural gas future — AP

December 19, 2009 — Climate Accord In Hand, Obama Turns To Senate — NPR [More Coverage]

December 19, 2009 — Modest climate change deal frustrates many — COPENHAGEN - President Obama helped broker a climate deal with a group of leading nations that provides for monitoring emission cuts by each country but sets no global target for cutting greenhouse gases, and no deadline for reaching a formal international climate treaty — Washington Post

December 18, 2009 — More Than 100 Groups Urge Independent Scientific Input Into Forest Service National Planning Rules — ENN

December 18, 2009 —World leaders struggle to reach climate deal —AP [Related Story]

December 17, 2009 — U.S. offers climate carrot — with strings —msnbc

December 17, 2009— Gravity Satellites Show a Huge Groundwater Loss in California — Discovermagazine.com

December 17, 2009 — That Tap Water Is Legal but May Be Unhealthy The 35-year-old federal law regulating tap water is so out of date that the water Americans drink can pose what scientists say are serious health risks — and still be legal. — NYtimes.com [ Print Version ]

December 16, 2009 — Cap-and-trade emissions reduction programs catch on Baltimoresun.ocm

December 15, 2009 — Exxon Mobil places hefty bet on natural gas Exxon Mobil Corp.'s purchase of a Texas natural gas producer for $29 billion could reshape the U.S. energy landscape, setting the stage for the fuel to challenge coal in the nation's electrical grid and helping to alleviate American dependence on foreign oil — LA Times

December 11, 2009 — New climate draft has gaping holes at U.N. talks — AP

December 11, 2009 — West water pact temporarily voided — AP

December 10, 2009 — Obama calls for climate deal, U.S. target under fire President Barack Obama urged world leaders on Thursday to break the deadlock at climate change talks in Copenhagen . . . "The world must come together to confront climate change," Obama said . . . There is little scientific dispute that if we do nothing we will face more drought, famine and mass displacement that will fuel more conflict for decades" — reuters

December 10, 2009 — Record $1.79 billion paid to clean up mines PHOENIX - Environmental settlements with copper miner Asarco LLC will pay for cleanup at more than 80 polluted sites in 19 states, mostly in the West, U.S. Justice Department officials said Thursday— AP

December 10, 2009 — Truckers ask California to delay diesel-emission rules — LA Times

December 10, 2009 — New Mexico Dairy Pollution Sparks 'Manure War' —NPR

Decembr 08, 2009 — Millions in U.S. drink dirty water, records show — Only 6 percent of systems that broke law since ’04 were fined, punished — nytimes.com

Decembr 08, 2009 — Ambitious Actions by the States Push U.S. Toward Climate Goals —environment360

December 07, 2009 — EPA: Greenhouse gases endanger human health — WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has concluded greenhouse gases are endangering people's health and must be regulated, signaling that the Obama administration is prepared to contain global warming without congressional action if necessary AP [More Coverage -EPA Calls Greenhouse Gases a Public Threat — wsj.com

December 03, 2009 — In Letter to Obama, Senators State Conditions for Supporting Climate Bill — NYtimes.com

December 03, 2009 — Wind farms don't hurt nearby property values —SFG.com

December 03, 2009 — State officials say federal toxic chemical laws too weak Bangor Daily News

December 02, 2009 — Groups Petition EPA to Set Greenhouse Gas Limits Under Clean Air Act — NYTimes.com

December 01, 2009 — Big Utility to Close 11 Plants Using Coal — WASHINGTON — A large Southern utility said Tuesday that it would close 30 percent of its North Carolina coal-fired power plants by 2017, a step that represents a bet that natural gas prices will stay acceptably low and that stricter rules are coming on sulfur dioxide emissions, which cause acid rain — NYtimes.com

December 01, 2009 —Idaho raises the bar on climate change — IdahoStatesman.com

December 01, 2009 — E.P.A. Postpones Ethanol Blend Decision NYtimes.com

November 30, 2009 — Water cleanup bill in delicate dance with mining law reform — the Colorado Independent

November 30, 2009 — Expert: Environmental deal in Copenhagen unlikely — Las Vegas Sun

November 29, 2009 — Climate Change Bill Faces Delays In Senate — NPR

November 25, 2009 — State proposes trading program to cut emissions — California officials on Tuesday issued the nation's first blueprint for a broad-based cap-and-trade plan, an innovative and controversial effort to use market forces to control global warming — LA Times
November 25, 2009 — Carbon sequestration is a promising potential way to reduce climate change, but many environmentalists aren't supporting it — Newsweek [Related Story]

November 24, 2009 — The Copenhagen Diagnosis: Sobering Update on the Science — Environment360

November 23, 2009 — What are the largest sources of global warming emissions in California? The list is out — Mercury News.com

November 22, 2009 — Warming’s impacts worsened since KyotoSince 1997, climate change has accelerated beyond the grimmest warnings — AP

November 22, 2009 — Barack Obama ready to offer target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions — The Guardian

November 19, 2009 — Cold, hard facts on climate change found in ice NBC [Related Story]

November 19, 2009 — Senate Panel Debates Offshore Drilling wsj.com

November 18, 2009 — California Imposes Rule for Efficiency on Some TVs — NYtimes.com

November 18, 2009 — Coal Pollution Undermines America's Health, Physicians Advise — ENS [Related Story]

November 18, 2009 — USEPA Proposes One — Hour Sulfur Dioxide Standard, to Drop 24 -hr and Annual Primary Standards — ENN

November 18, 2009 — Tap water beats bottled in Oregon environmental study — Oregonlive.com

November 18, 2009 — Wasting no water in arid [Flagstaff] Arizona NBC News

November 17, 2009 — [Gov. Gary] Herbert [Utah] agrees to 'go slow' on Snake Valley water deal — The Salt Lake Triabune

November 17, 2009— Environment Or Economy? Obama's Balancing Act NPR

November 16, 2009 — US Democrats aim for climate bill by early 2010 — Reuters

November 16, 2009 — Top Executives Launch Electric Car Coalition . . . . There's no pie-in-the-sky here," said Frederick W. Smith, FedEx's chairman, president and CEO. "It's simply a matter of organization, a matter of will and a matter of execution" — AP

November 15, 2009 — Obama Hobbled in Fight Against Global Warming — NyTimes.com [More Coverage — AP]

November 13, 2009 — Coal Star State — TexasObserver.org

November 13, 2009 — Nuclear scars: Tainted water runs beneath Nevada desert — LA Times  

November 12, 2009 — Sen. David Vitter (R-Formaldehyde) — MotherJones

November 12, 2009 — Farmers v greens — The Economist

November 10, 2009 — Half of U.S. lakes have high mercury, EPA finds — Study follows similar findings in streams by U.S. Geological Survey — AP

November 10, 2009 — Britain eyes new generation of nuclear plants — Official: ‘The threat of climate change means we need to make a transition’ — Washington Post

Novembere 09, 2009 — Power for U.S. From Russia’s Old Nuclear Weapons — NYTimes.com

November 06, 2009 — Obama moves quickly to preserve the West — Policies favoring environment over industries — Arizona Republic

November 05, 2009 — The Nitrogen Fix: Breaking a Costly Addiction — Environment360

November 05, 2009 — Dry California gets historic water deal —$11 billion infrastructure package praised by governor, activists — AP

November 05, 2009 — Democrats advance hotly contested climate bill — msnbc



November 04, 2009 — California Legislature passes state water conservation bill — LA Times

November 03, 2009 — Coal ash disposal loophole is feared as EPA considers new rules — Tennessean.com

November 2009 — The Nuclear Wait — NYtimes.com

November 03, 2009 — Boxer Pushes Ahead With Climate Markup Tomorrow; GOP Still Plans to Boycott — Full-blown partisan warfare is expected tomorrow when Democrats try to begin a markup of global warming legislation in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee despite plans by the panel's seven Republicans to skip the meeting altogether — NY Times.com

November 01, 2009 — Toxic waste trickles toward New Mexico's water sources — LA Times

October 29, 2009 — Report: U.S. gets better at conserving water — FRESNO, Calif. - Americans are using less water per person now than they have since the mid-1950s, thanks to water-saving technologies and a nationwide push to safeguard dwindling supplies — AP

October 29, 2009 — Plug-ins rev up, but are consumers ready? — MSNBC

October 28, 2009 — Cow Burps OK: House, Senate Block EPA From Regulating Livestock Emissions — industry.bnet.com

October 28, 2009 — Coal ash threatens water, fish, EPA warns — Environmentalists use report to call for action — Tennessean.com   [Download EPA's report ]

October 27, 2009 — Obama putting $3.4B toward 'smart' power grid — AP

October 27, 2009 — Colorado in crosshairs of nuke boom if climate bill sparks uranium revival — ColoradoIndependent.com

October 27, 2009 — Senate hearing kicks off climate bill — AP [Related Story - EPA estimates costs of Senate climate billAP]

October 26, 2009 — Greenest Place in the U.S.? -- It’s Not Where You Think — Environment360

October 24, 2009 — EPA agrees to mercury rules deadline — WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to issue rules covering power plants' mercury emissions by 2011, documents indicate — UPI

October 21, 2009 — Food Recycling Law A Hit In San Francisco NPR

October 21, 2009 — Clean Diesel Program is Clear Success, Says US EPA — ENN

October 20, 2009 — Nuclear Power Revival for GE Leaves Waste Unsolved — Bloomberg

October 19, 2009 — Michigan limits mercury emissions from coal-fired plants, requires 90 percent cutback by 2015 — washingtonexaminer.com

October 19, 2009 — How Safe Is Your Drinking Water NPR Fresh Air Podcast
The written record: October 13, 2009 —Toxic Waters, a series about the worsening pollution in American waters and regulators' response
NY Times.com

October 18, 2009 — Top Official: 'The EPA Is Back On The Job' — NPR

October 18, 2009 — Environmental concerns delay solar projects in California desert — LA Times

October 17, 2009 — federal deficit surges to $1.42 trillion — AP

October 16, 2009— Climate Concerns: Is President Obama's Plate Too Full? — ABC News

October 16, 2009 — E.P.A. Vows Better Effort on Water — The Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday that it would overhaul enforcement of the Clean Water Act, as lawmakers sharply criticized the agency’s decade-long lapses in punishing polluters — nytimes.com [Related Story]

October 15, 2009 — Super hub planned to move renewable energy — AP

October 15, 2009 — Carper Suggests Bolstering NRC as Part of Climate Package — ClimateWire

October 13, 2009 —Toxic Waters, a series about the worsening pollution in American waters and regulators' response — NY-Times.com

October 2009 — Don’t Mess With Mercury EPA
October 12, 2009— 'We Have So Far to Go' in Pollution Fight -- EPA Air Chief — As the Obama administration pushes forward on new rules to combat climate change, U.S. EPA's new air chief insists that the agency will not neglect the host of conventional pollutants that damage air quality across the country — NY-Times.com

October 12, 2009 — Sen. Boxer Says Obama Admin Could Make Climate Pledge in Copenhagen NY-Times.com

October 12, 2009 — Schwarzenegger Vetoes Energy Bills SAN FRANCISCO -- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a pair of renewable-energy bills late Sunday, saying that an alternative plan he is pursuing to boost the state's percentage of renewable power sold to 33% is preferable. —wsj.com

October 11, 2009 — Thinking Of New Windows? Save Your Energy NPR

October 10, 2009 — Obama names two for NRC — theenergycollective.com

October 09, 2009 — Companies eye wetlands to offset carbon emissions — chron.com

October 08, 2009 — We Energies says carbon-capture project works — JSOnline.com

October 08, 2009 — GAO: Scrubbers slash power plant mercury UPI    [Get the GAO Report]

October 08, 2009 — U.S. climate control debate heats up in the Senate — Calgary Herald [Related Story -- EPA Air Chief Offers 'No Apologies' for Greenhouse-Gas Permitting Rule NY Times.com ]

October 07, 2009 — N.C. Coal Ash Ponds Contaminating Groundwater, Analysis Shows — Water Online

October 06, 2009 — Activists sue Texas to restrict greenhouse gases — AP [Related Story]

October 05, 2009 — Obama orders feds to cut energy use, emissions — McClatchy

October 01, 2009 — House OKs 2010 spending for energy-water projects — WASHINGTON — The House agreed Thursday to essentially freeze spending on energy and water projects next year after pouring tens of billions of dollars into them as part of last winter's economic stimulus plan — AP

October 01, 2009 — EPA moves to curb greenhouse gas emissions — AP [More Coverage - ENN]

September 30, 2009 — Utility OKs Klamath dam removals, salmon aid — Agreement is milestone in efforts to restore one of the biggest salmon runs — AP

September 30, 2009 — Air Pollutants From Abroad A Growing Concern, Says New Report — ScienceDaily.com

September 30, 2009 — Judge rejects U.S. management plan for California desert — LA Times

September 30, 2009 — Alternative Energy Projects Stumble on a Need for Water — NY Times

September 30, 2009 —Activists lobby Senate to protect wild horses WASHINGTON - Wild-horse advocates from throughout the nation gathered Tuesday on Capitol Hill to lobby senators to protect wild mustangs and burros from being killed by federal officials seeking to reduce herd sizes — Ganett, Washington Bureau

September 29, 2009 — Senate climate bill tougher than House version — WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats are pushing for a 20 percent cut in greenhouse gases by 2020 — deeper than what the House has passed and what President Barack Obama wants — according to a long-awaited bill that will test how serious the U.S. is about slowing global warming — AP [More Coverage from NPR ]

September 29, 2009 — EPA: Limit plane deicing chemical runoff — AP

September 28, 2009 — Poll shows Utahns support wilderness areas — Desert News

September 28, 2009 — California recycling measure may mean higher deposits and better returns — LA Times

September 26, 2009 — Plan would keep state parks open [Calif.] — AP

September 25, 2009 — Greenhouse Gas Reporting Requirements Finalized — ENN [More Info. US EPA]

September 25, 2009 — Burning Leaves is Bad New — ENN

September 25, 2009 — California funds biggest energy efficiency planRegulators set $3 billion budget for home retrofits, other conservation — Reuters

September 25, 2009 — How Green Was My Stimulus? — ProPublica.org

September 25, 2009 — Expect big jump in temperatures, U.N. warns: 6-degree increase by 2100 forecast after review of scientific data . . . The review looked at some 400 peer-reviewed papers on climate over the last three years — AP
[More Coverage — Washington Post ]

September 24, 2009 — States Worry About Sunset of Stimulus — wsj.com

September 24, 2009 — Feathers fly at poultry pollution trial — AP

September 23, 2009 — Water Contamination Concerns Linger For Shale Gas -- and -- Who's Looking At Natural Gas Now? Big Oil — NPR

September 22, 2009 — Colorado River official says politics of climate-change debate impeding work — coloradoindependent.com

September 22, 2009 — Big Polluters Told to Report Emissions — The Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday that it would require the nation’s biggest emitters of greenhouse gases to start tracking their emission levels on Jan. 1 and report them to the government — NY Times [Related Story]

September 22, 2009 — Rediscovering Natural Gas By Hitting Rock Bottom NPR [Story Update]

September 22, 2009 — U.S. will meet climate challenge, Obama vows — Speech at U.N. summit follows criticism of U.S. being 'big question mark' — AP

September 21, 2009 — New Coolants Make For Hotter Planet NPR

September 21, 2009 — States may sue utilities over climate, court says — AP [Related Story]

September 18, 2009 — Health Ills Abound as Farm Runoff Fouls Wells — NY Times

September 17, 2009 — Obama Seeks National Oversight of Waters — The Obama administration called Thursday for a comprehensive national system for regulating the use of federal waters along the nation’s marine and Great Lakes shores, now administered by a hodgepodge of federal, state or other agencies with often-conflicting goals — NY Times

September 17, 2009 — Mercury still leaking at closed Calif. mine sites: 100,000 estimated to be exposed to 10 times the EPA safe level — AP

September 17, 2009 — Gov't Stands By As Mercury Taints Water — AP

September 17, 2009 — Controversial Bush smog rule under review —EPA will look at the tougher standard its advisers proposed in 2008 — MSNBC

September 17, 2009 — Senate to consider limits on carbon dioxide emissions — While healthcare dominates the headlines, the Senate is preparing to consider a bill that could dramatically reshape the economy by setting the nation's first-ever limits on carbon dioxide emissions — LA Times

September 16, 2009 — Study: Road salt harming many urban streams — U.S. Geological Survey findings a reminder of 'unintended consequences' — AP

September 16, 2009 — Fuel-economy rules set 35.5 mpg standard for 2016 models — USA Today

September 15, 2009 — Coal-fired power plants face tighter water rules — EPA ruling follows threat of lawsuit, and accident at TVA site — AP   [Related Story]

September 13, 2009 — Good For Acid Rain, But Can It Slow Climate Change? — NPR

September 12, 2009 — Clean Water Laws Are Neglected, at a Cost in Suffering — Jennifer Hall-Massey knows not to drink the tap water in her home near Charleston, W.Va. In fact, her entire family tries to avoid any contact with the water — New York Times Print Version   [View Nevada Specific Information]

September 11, 2009 — Farm run-off cited in Chesapeake Bay pollution — Federal agencies issued reports as part of new restoration effort AP

Septembr 10, 2009 — Roasted Wood: An Alternative To Coal Energy — NPR

September 10, 2009 — Drought keeps Calif. salmon from spawning — AP

September 10, 2009 — Nation’s oldest nuclear plant is showing its age — AP

September 09, 2009 — Serious' hazmat spills not reported — USA Today

September 09, 2009 — Salazar says U.S. climate bill high on agenda — Despite Washington's nearly single-minded focus on healthcare reform, the Obama administration still expects the U.S. Senate to pass climate change legislation, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said on Tuesday — Reuters

September 09 — EPA to reject 3 Texas air-permitting programs — dallasnews.com

September 08, 2009 — Federal survey finds coal ash sites in 35 states — WASHINGTON - The toxic leftovers from burning coal for power are sitting in nearly 600 sites in 35 states, according to a federal survey released Tuesday — AP

September 08, 2009 — Chinese solar plant expected to be the biggest — Field of panels would eventually be slightly larger than Manhattan — AP

September 03, 2009 — Feds consider taking lead on mercury emissions — WASHINGTON — As the Environmental Protection Agency moves forward with the nation’s first-ever regulation of mercury emissions from gold mines, the agency’s top administrator vows stricter monitoring of the toxin — which continues to accumulate in streams, air and fish — Las Vegas Sun

September 02, 2009 — Climate trouble may be bubbling up in Arctic — AP

September 01, 2009 — EPA to declare CO2 a dangerous pollutant — Carbon dioxide will soon be declared a dangerous pollutant - a move that could help propel slow-moving climate-change legislation on Capitol Hill, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday — SFGate.com

September 01, 2009 — European Union Turns Off Incandescent Bulbs NPR [Related Story]

August 31, 2009 — One Atom Away From Clean Water — MatterNetwork.com

August 31, 2009 — SoCal Wildfire Surges In Size, Threatens Thousands — Wildfire threatened 12,000 suburban homes and rained ash on cars as far away as downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, spreading in all directions in hot, dry conditions. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger urged those in the fire's path to listen to authorities and get out — AP

August 31, 2009 — Twin plagues: Beetles and fire devour forests — AP

August 28, 2009 — Nitrous Oxide: A Necessary Evil Of Agriculture NPR

August 28, 2009 — Pacific Ocean garbage patch worries researchers — AP

August 27, 2009— Agriculture Secretary assesses Calif. water problems — AP

August 25, 2009 — EPA: Chemicals Found in Wyo. Drinking Water Might Be From Fracking — ProPublica

August 25, 2009 — Clunker Program's Environmental Merits Questioned NPR

August 24, 2009 — EPA Fails to Inform Public About Weed-Killer in Drinking Water — By Danielle Ivory- Huffington Post Investigative Fund — [More Coverage - NYtimes.com]

August 23, 2009 — Wind farm debate splits property ownersBalancing rights with visual impact of wind turbines is issue in Wyoming — AP

August 21, 2009 — Health goal set for chromium in California drinking water — secbee.con

April 22, 2009 — Poisoned Waters — Frontline

April 22, 2009 — Smog Deaths In 1948 Led To Clean Air Laws On Oct. 27, 1948, the people of Donora, Pa., awoke to a thick yellow blanket of smog. They soon learned that 20 people were dead and half the town was sick. A museum has opened to commemorate an event that many say was the genesis of clean air laws NPR

April 21, 2009 — EPA Proposes to Slash Mercury Emissions from Cement Plants — USEPA [Related Story] Release date: 04/21/2009

April 21, 2009 — EPA Administrator Reinstates Full TRI Reporting Requirements — ENN

April 21, 2009 — Lawmakers start work on global warming bill: Hearings this week could revolutionize how U.S. produces, uses energy— WASHINGTON - The last time Congress passed major environmental laws, acid rain was destroying lakes and forests, polluted rivers were on fire and smog was choking people in some cities — AP

April 19, 2009 — Poison in the well: Crestwood officials cut corners and supplied residents with tainted water for 2 decades — ChicagoTribune.com

April 17, 2009 — U.S. declares warming gases are health threat: WASHINGTON - Having received White House backing, the Environmental Protection Agency declared Friday that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are a significant threat to human health and thus will be listed as pollutants under the Clean Air Act — a policy the Bush administration rejected — MSNBC

April 16, 2009 — Federal judge asks sage hen lawsuit be broken up state-by-state in the west — BOISE, Idaho: A federal lawyer is asking a judge to break apart a sweeping lawsuit that accuses federal land mangers of putting grazing and energy ahead of preserving sage grouse on millions of acres in six western states — AP

April 16, 200 — Budget Cuts Bear Down on Parks — States Plan to Close Pools, Shorten Hours, Forgo Repairs as Lawmakers Slash Funds . . . The Nevada Legislature is expected to cut its state park budget by 21%, or $3.2 million, a move that will close two parks later this summer and seven others in the late fall and winter — wsj.com

April 15, 2009 — Battle Over Offshore Drilling In Arctic Dwarfs ANWR NPR

April 15, 2009 — EPA Publishes Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released the national greenhouse gas inventory, which finds that overall emissions during 2007 increased by 1.4 percent from the previous year — US EPA

April 15, 2009 — Bottled Water Sales Flatten During Recession — NPR

April 14, 2009 — CO2 a threat under Clean Water Act? -EPA agrees to study acidic seas; move adds to regulation momentum — MSNBC

April 13, 2009 — Sebelius vetoes coal plant bill for the fourth time — KansasCity.com

April 13, 2009 — Jackson: EPA Seeks Clarity in Rules, May Regulate Animal Waste . . . . industrial-scale chicken farms generate 1.5 billion pounds of chicken waste annually -- more than the human waste from four cities, New York, Washington, San Francisco and Atlanta, put together. Jackson said this waste problem has to be brought under regulation — wwn-online.com

April 12, 2009 — AP IMPACT: Chinese drywall poses potential risks — AP

April 09, 2009 — Obama shifts climate strategy to smaller talks — AP

April 09, 2009 — EPA Awards $197 Million in Recovery Act Funds to Clean Up Underground Storage Tank Petroleum Leaks — ENN

April 03, 2009 — Ice shelf bridge on Antarctica collapses — AP

April 03, 2009 — Gore: Technology is key to economic turnaround —The technology industry has a big role to play in turning around the economy and improving the environment, former Vice President Al Gore told attendees of a Las Vegas convention Friday — Las Vegas Sun

April 03, 2009 — Calif. Desert Becomes Home For Renewable Energy NPR

April 02, 2009 — Gore-Sat climate probe may get second chance — Discovery [Related Story]

April 02, 2009 — Report outlines possible effects of warming on California — LA Times

April 01, 2009 — Funding boost for US weapon sites clean-up — US energy secretary Steven Chu has announced $6 billion in new funding for the environmental clean-up of former nuclear weapons facilities across the country — wnn

March 31, 2009 — EPA to test air around 62 schools in 22 states — AP

March 30, 2009 — U.S. seeks emissions-control zone around ports — AP

March 30, 2009 — 2010 Budget Blueprint: Agency by Agency — Washington Post

March 27, 2009 — Fuel efficiency standards hiked for 2011 — WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has raised fuel efficiency standards for new cars and trucks in the 2011 model year, according to CNBC — the first increase in passenger car standards in more than two decades.

March 25, 2009 — Pharmaceuticals found in fish
across U.S.
— AP

March 25, 2009 — Energy IG raises concern about stimulus spending oversight — govexec.com

March 25, 2009 — Congress votes to expand wilderness in 9 states WASHINGTON: Congress has voted to set aside more than 2 million acres in nine states as protected wilderness — from California's Sierra Nevada mountains to the Jefferson National Forest in Virginia. — AP

March 25, 2009 — Feinstein wants desert swath off-limits to solar, wind projects — LA Times

March 24, 2009 — EPA closer to global warming warning: The Environmental Protection Agency has taken the first step on the long road to regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act — AP

March 24, 2009 — EPA puts mountaintop mining projects on hold — AP

March 23, 2009 — Experts: Less winter ice builds on Great Lakes — AP

March 23, 2009 — Obama pushes plan for energy independence: President eyes big investments in research on clean energy — AP

March 19, 2009 — Many bird populations in trouble, report says — CNN    [More Coverage NPR]

March 19, 2009 — Carbon-Market Backers Split Over Obama Plan to Sell All Permits bloomberg.com

March 16, 2009 — Renewable energy's role underestimated — enn.com

March 16, 2009 — Lessons from the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Storage Debate — U.S. News.com

March 16, 2009 — Hazy national park faces long haul to clean air — AP

March 15, 2009 — Is bottled water better?— examiner.com

March 13, 2009 — Push to Reduce Greenhouse Gases Would Put a Price on Emitting Pollution — Washington Post

March 13, 2009 — Smoggy Skies May Cause Respiratory Death: People living in the smoggiest cities are 30 percent more likely to die from respiratory diseases, including pneumonia, than those living in the least smoggy areas, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine NPR

March 12, 2009 — Skies dimmed by pollutants over last decades AP

March 12, 2009 — The Quarrel Over Coal Ash Waste —nytimes.com [Coal Waste in Nevada — NRDC]

March 12, 2009 — Bush May Have Set Back 'Clean Coal' Efforts by 10 Years, Report Says — Washington Post

March 11, 2009 — Bill to create wilderness areas loses House vote — AP

March 11, 2009 — Energy Dept. Said to Err on Coal Project — nytimes.com

March 11, 2009 — 9th Circuit sides with state on Hanford waste — tricityherald.com

March 10, 2009 — E.P.A. Proposes Tracking Industry Emissions nytimes.com

March 10, 2009 — Stimulus Dollars Energize Efforts To Smarten Up the Electric Power Grid — Washington Post

March 09, 2009 — Coal plants checked by enviro campaigns, costs — Beneath the frozen plains of Eastern Montana and Wyoming lie the largest coal deposits in the world - enough to last the United States more than a century at the nation's current burn rate — AP [Related Story — USA Today

March 07, 2009 — Idahoans unhappy with Yucca downsizing . . . . The state's four representatives have asked to meet with Energy Secretary Steven Chu about nuclear waste that now is kept in Idaho but is planned for disposal in the Nevada repository that is still under development — Stephens Washington Bureau [Related Story — RJ.com]

March 06, 2009 — Bigger Share of Ethanol Is Sought in Gasoline — nytimes.com

March 06, 2009 — Obama veers from Bush's environmental course — USA Today

March 05, 2009 — California, other states push on emissions — Detnews.com

March 05, 2009 — Utility gets OK to dredge coal ash from river — AP

March 05, 2009 — Defective Chinese drywall said to be prevalent: EPA disputes claim it has been found in 41 states — news-press.com

March 04, 2009 — Obama Reverses Bush on Species Protection Measure — AP

March 03, 2009 — Supreme Court limits advocacy groups' standing to challenge public lands rules — NYtimes.com

March 03, 2009 — Some states pick jobs over environmental rules: Bad economy makes protections a much harder sell — AP

March 03, 2009 — Obama to shelve Bush species rule, sources say — President Barack Obama was set to make a speech Tuesday at the Interior Department, where sources said he would shelve a Bush-era rule that critics say weakened protections for threatened and endangered species — msnbc

March 02, 2009 — Air regulators show no letup in their war on emissions — SanDiego.com

February 27, 2009 — Huge Solar Facility Planned For California Desert NPR

February 27, 2009 — Schwarzenegger declares drought emergency — AP

February 26, 2009 — Court rules cleanup tab for mines and other hazardous sites should not fall to public — In closing 25-year loophole, court protects public from hazardous waste sites and could save taxpayers billions — Earthjustice   Read the 15 page decision

February 26, 2009 — How a carbon permit system could work — Congress will decide what to do with up to $300 billion in new revenue — msnbc.com [Related Video— President Obama unveils 2010 budget plan]

February 25, 2009 — Obama counting on cap-and-trade — Washington Times

February 24, 2009 — E.P.A. Is Told to Reconsider Its Standards on Pollutants — NYtimes.com [ Related Story — The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for the Environmental Protection Agency to issue new regulations on emissions of mercury, lead, arsenic and other pollutants from the nation’s coal-fired power plants.

February 24, 2009 — Gathering Puts Energy Into Improving Power Grid NPR

February 23, 2009— EPA Set to Move Toward Carbon-Dioxide Regulation — WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's climate czar said the Environmental Protection Agency will soon determine that carbon-dioxide emissions represent a danger to the public and propose new rules to regulate emissions of the greenhouse gas from a range of industries — The Wall Street Journal

February 23, 2009 — Stimulus plan seeks to boost wind and solar energy — Reuters

February 23, 2009 — Coal Ash: The Hidden Story — How Industry and the EPA Failed To Stop a Growing Environmental Disaster — publicintergrity.org

February 23, 2009 — At Grand Canyon, water battle rages anew —azcentral.com

February 21, 2009 — AP Interview: Reid pushing for climate change bill — AP

February 21, 2009 — Great Lakes scourge infects West —Great Lakes scourge infects West — jsonline.com [Viedo]

February 19, 2009 — Solar shines at these wastewater plants — California sites track the sun during the day, adding efficiency — msnbc.com

February 18, 2009 — EPA May Reverse Bush, Limit Carbon Emissions From Coal-Fired Plants — Washington Post [More Coverage NY Times]

February 16, 2009 — Barker: Industry rolls over mercury initiative — IdahoStatesman.com

February 16, 2009 —February 16, 2009 — U.S. reverses Bush policy, seeks mercury treaty — ‘Most important global chemical issue,’ Obama official says at global talks — AP

February 15, 2009 — Stimulus bill expected to restart mine cleanup — AP

February 15, 2009 — Congress passes $787 billion stimulus — Stephens Washington Bureau

February 14, 2009 — Is America Ready to Quit Coal? — nytimes.com

February 13, 2009 — States await flood of federal money — StateLine.org

February 13, 2009 — Court overturns new mountaintop mine rules — Ruling is a blow to environmentalists who oppose blasting whole peaks — AP

February 13, 2009 — U.S. agrees to consider protections for pikas — SFgate.com

February 12, 2009 — Court overturns new mountaintop mine rules — Ruling is a blow to environmentalists who oppose blasting whole peaks — AP

February 11, 2009 — California forms group to step up effort to halt invasive species — FRESNO, Calif. -- State officials said Tuesday they're stepping up efforts to banish invasive species, including Quagga mussels that clog cooling pipe systems on the Colorado River and Asian citrus psyllids that threaten Southern California orange trees — AP

February 10, 2009 — Bush-era offshore drilling plan is set aside — Obama team eyes renewables, seeks more input on Atlantic, Pacific coasts — AP

February 06, 2009 — States say more bottle deposits make cents — Unredeemed nickels could add up to millions for cash-strapped budgets — AP

February 06, 2009 — Congress, states try to harness West winds — If microwaves in Los Angeles and air conditioners in Chicago are going to run using wind power generated by turbines on the Great Plains, the country is going to need thousands of miles of additional power lines to deliver the electricity — StateLine.org

February 05, 2009 — Obama's energy secretary outlines dire climate change scenario Unless there is timely action on climate change, California's agricultural bounty could be reduced to a dust bowl and its cities disappear, Barack Obama's energy secretary said yesterday — guardian.co.uk [More Coverage]

February 03, 2009 — Changing The Way The World Uses Energy NPR

February 03, 2009 — Conflicting budget estimates abound — Stateline.org

February 02, 2009 — Recycling hikes toxic mercury at landfill — TheUnion.com

February 02, 2009 — E-Waste Law: Manufacturers Pay For Recycling NPR

February 10, 2009 — EPA delays Bush rule on air pollution permits — 90-day review ordered over issue affecting industry upgrades — AP

February 01, 2009 — Compromise likely in Obama's fuel rule push — freep.com

January 30, 2009 — Obama Seems Open to a Broader Role for States — nytimes.ocm

January 30, 2009 — Arsenic, radium levels high at ash spill site — 'River is clean,' Duke researchers say of Tenn. area, but not sludge areas — AP

January 29, 2009 — Calif. panel rejects new offshore oil drilling — AP

January 29, 2009 — Interior Ignored Science When Limiting Water to Grand Canyon — Washigton Post

January 28, 2009 — Time for drastic action against warming? —Report that says warming to last for 1,000 years could create momentum — MSNBC.com   Related Story

January 27, 2009 — Congress won't erase state deficits — StateLine.org

January 27, 2009 — Study: Less pollution equals longer life MSNBC

January 27, 2009 — Expect 1,000-year climate impacts, experts say — Study: Stopping emissions won't prevent decreased rainfall, higher seas — MSNBC

Janaury 26, 2009 — Obama moves to let states cap car emissions — MSNBC.com [Related Story]

January 26, 2009 — States could set tougher limits for cars — freep.com

January 25, 2009 — Cap-and-trade gains traction — delawareonline.com

January 23, 2009 — FactCheck: Clean coal is good and bad — FactCheck.org

January 23, 2009 — EPA likely to grant waiver to let California regulate auto emissions — SacBee.com

January 23, 2009 — [Flagstaff, Arz.] Desert Rock [AIR] permit under review by EPA — daily-times.com

January 23, 2009 — Climate change has doubled forest mortality — dailyclimate.org

January 23, 2009 — Bond money crunch freezes out environmental nonprofits — SacBee.COM

January 22, 2009 —Atlantic Richfield Will Spend $8M to Remedy Leviathan Mine — ENS

January 21, 2009 — Study Busts Antarctica's Chill On Global Warming NPR

January 21, 2009 — Cleaner air adds 5 months to U.S. life span — AP

January 21, 2009 — Obama halts all regulations pending review —AP

January 21, 2009 — Olympia Gregoire pushes cap-and-trade bill — Emissions would come at a cost — seattlepi.com

January 19, 2009 — Senators seek stimulus funds for nuclear cleanup — seattlepi.com

January 19, 2009 — Offshore wind farm clears one federal hurdle — AP

January 17, 2009 — Bush Administration Altered Appalachian Landscape NPR

January 16, 2009 — Utah not happy about nuclear waste — PVT

January 16, 2009 — Disposal of Coal Ash Rises As Environmental Issue — Recent Spill Spurs Proposals for Tighter Controls — WashingtonPost.com

January 16, 2009 — Senate approves 2 million acres for wilderness — SF Gate

January 15, 2009 — EPA finds toxins throughout Columbia Basin —seattletimes.com

January 15, 2009 — Coal Industry Digs Itself Out of a Hole in the Capitol — wsj.com [More — Jackson Promises to Put Science First at E.P.A. — nytimes.com] AP StoryNPR Story

January 13, 2009 — Chu warmly received at confirmation hearing: Nobel Prize-winning physicist expected to get favorable reviews — AP

January 12, 2008 — Gold mine wants court to OK dumping waste in lake — AP

January 11, 2009 — Senate to consider expanding wilderness protection — WASHINGTON — Congress is considering whether to set aside more than 2 million acres in nine states as wilderness in an early showdown that threatens to derail pledges by Senate leaders to work cooperatively as a new administration takes office — AP

January 10, 2009 — Mercury in gold mining: a Third World toxic threat — AP

January 08, 2009 — Ash spill shows need for rules, senator says — Hearing looks at causes of Tenn. disaster; tab could top $100 million — msnbc.com   [More Coverage — AP}

January 08, 2009 — Tennessee: Groups urge more regulations on coal ash — TimesFreepress.com

January 07, 2009 — Proposal for Waterloo coal plant is scrapped — DesmoinesRegister.com

January 07, 2009 — Bush Declares Marine Preserves In Pacific — NPR

January 06, 2009 — Engineer: Ash spill warning signs ignored — Earlier leaks should have been seen as stability issue, he says — AP (Related Story - nytimes.com)

January 06, 2009 — States may defer to Obama on energy, environment — Stateline.org

January 03, 2009 — EPA found high arsenic levels day after ash spill — Knoxvillebiz.com

January 02, 2009 — 6 Reasons Why Nuclear Power Can't Save Us alterNet.org


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