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Stories with subject: Environmental impact assessments
  • Impact of 340 expansion in Jefferson County still unclear 
    Updated: Aug-30-15 9:55 am

    CHARLES TOWN, West Virginia - The West Virginia Division of Highways says construction on the expansion of U.S. 340 South in Jefferson County, in the works since 1999, may not begin for another three years.

  • California, US seek permits for giant water tunnels project 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 7:26 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - Federal and California agencies have filed some of the first permit applications for a proposed project involving the construction of twin 30-mile tunnels to help carry water from the northern to southern and central regions of the state, officials said Thursday.

  • Group sues over bottling plant in parched California 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 1:31 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - A group of neighbors and activists has sued bottled water company Crystal Geyser and Siskiyou County over plans to build a bottling plant near Mount Shasta in parched Northern California.

  • Boundary Waters Canoe Area swap to get environmental study 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 2:17 pm

    DULUTH, Minnesota - The U.S. Forest Service is planning an environmental review on a proposal to swap about 50 square miles of state-owned land in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for national forest system land elsewhere.

  • Regulators issuing draft report on Nevada nuclear dump plan 
    Updated: Aug-14-15 5:56 pm

    LAS VEGAS - A key study in a series leading to licensing hearings for the long-stalled Yucca Mountain national nuclear waste dump in Nevada finds what the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is calling a small chance that radioactive contamination could get into the environment.

  • Forest Service abandons Tahoe logging plan in legal fight 
    Updated: Aug-09-15 2:49 pm

    RENO, Nevada - The U.S. Forest Service has abandoned logging plans it suspended in the mountains above Lake Tahoe nearly two years ago after a prominent scientist filed a lawsuit accusing the agency of acting illegally under the guise of reducing wildfire threats that did not exist.

  • Regulators: Oregon LNG project can mitigate negative impacts 
    Updated: Aug-05-15 6:41 pm

    WARRENTON, Oregon - Federal regulators have issued a draft environmental review saying an Oregon energy company that wants to export liquefied natural gas can mitigate most of the negative environmental impacts it would cause.

  • Rogers: Study suggests site for federal prison in Letcher 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 5:04 am

    WHITESBURG, Kentucky - U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers says an environmental impact study has suggested a site in Letcher County for a new federal prison.