WASHINGTON, Jan 5 (Reuters) – Federal regulators are
unlikely to step up enforcement of potential water contamination
cases linked to natural gas drilling – despite new concerns
about water safety – given a lack of political will and limited
resources to pursue such cases, analysts said.
A report quietly made public on Christmas Eve by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency’s internal watchdog brought back
into the spotlight concerns about the effects on water quality
from the drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or
(Reuters) – New York City’s greenhouse gas emissions have dropped by 19 percent since 2005, outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Monday, putting the city nearly two-thirds of the way to meeting the goal that Bloomberg set five years ago.
Bloomberg announced the progress report as he prepares to leave the mayor’s office on Wednesday after 12 years in office.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Department of the Interior, after a four-year environmental analysis, on Monday rejected a deal proposed by the state of Alaska and an indigenous group to swap 61,000 acres for conservation in exchange for the right to build an emergency road through a wildlife refuge.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said she sided with the conclusion of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reject the proposed land exchange and prevent the construction of a road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.