The Supreme Court Monday heard arguments in a case that looks at the regulation of muddy water that flows off logging roads. The case was originally filed in Oregon, by an environmental group that said logging roads in state forests were violating the Clean Water Act.
EarthFix journalist Amelia Templeton has been following the case and joins me now.
Beth: So, the regulation of muddy logging roads sounds like a pretty obscure legal issue. Why are environmental groups following this [...]
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Manmade quakes: Spanish 2011 deadly tremor caused by water extraction – study Deadly 2011 earthquake linked to groundwater extraction
By Deborah Zabarenko | Posted 2012/10/21 at 5:47 pm EDT
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2012 (Reuters) — An earthquake that killed nine people in Spain last year may have been triggered by decades of pumping water from a nearby natural underground reservoir, suggesting human activities played a role in moving Earth’s crust, scientists reported on Sunday.
The study [...]
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By Rachel Ohm | 10-11-12 | Morning Sentinel
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A Democrat opposed to an east-west highway in northern Maine and an incumbent Republican who wants more information about the project’s impact are competing for a state Legislative seat to represent an area that includes Athens and Harmony.
Democrat David B. Pearson, 63, of Dexter, faces incumbent Republican Raymond Wallace, 67, also of Dexter, in the race for House District 24 seat, which [...]
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In the not so distant future, farmers and private landowners in the Pacific Northwest could be paid to plant trees to generate shade in watersheds that fail to meet cold water standards for salmon.
Two conservation groups, The Freshwater Trust and The Willamette Partnership, have worked with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to develop a credit market for reducing water temperature in Oregon.
Now the groups have received $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of [...]
Continue reading Feds Fund Effort To Cool Northwest Waters With Credit Trading
Don’t be fooled, they are trying to sweep it under the rug before the November elections.
East-west highway proponent asks LePage to slow down feasibility study
by Christopher Cousins, BDN | August 13, 2012
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AUGUSTA, Maine — Concern about whether the construction of an east-west highway through rural central Maine would require the taking of private and public land has prompted a longtime supporter of the project to ask Gov. Paul LePage to slow [...]
Continue reading E/W Corridor proponent Doug Thomas asks LePage to slow down feasibility study
August 12th at 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Stop The East-West Corridor Coalition
Will hold an Eastern Region Informational Meeting
at the Penobscot Nation Community Building Gymnasium
12 Wabanaki Way, Indian Island
The public is invited to attend. Information will be provided about the proposed East-West Highway (a 220-mile privately owned, toll highway from Calais to Coburn Gore). Coalition members will share information, concerns, and suggestions for getting involved [...]
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New York Times, August 4, 2012 | By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
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Plan to Speed Travel With Toll Road in Maine Hits a Nerve
Chris Becker for The New York Times
Ross Ludders of Charleston, Me., rotating dairy cows into a new grazing area at Clovercrest farm.
CHARLESTON, Me. — Central Maine is so vast and so empty, with so few roads, that it has given rise [...]
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Stop the E/W Corridor hosts public rally and soapbox before Vigue presentation at Foxcroft Academy
by Chris Buchanan | June 3, 2012
We’ve waited to see how the mainstream media would cover the May 31 event at Foxcroft Academy, where the Dover Foxcroft board of selectmen and town manager hosted Peter Vigue for a public presentation on the E/W Corridor project from 6-9pm. Beforehand, the newly formed statewide coalition, Stop the East-West Corridor, hosted a public rally and soap box [...]
Continue reading E/W Corridor: Chris’s Writeup & Media Coverage from May 31