This year, rather than funding conservation at the levels recommended by the administration, Congress has again proposed even deeper cuts to core Department of the Interior, Agriculture and EPA programs that protect our air, land, water and wildlife.
While this Northwest-based non-profit has been instrumental in preserving and restoring some of the region’s most important freshwater ecosystems, The Freshwater Trust is committed to fixing our nation’s rivers though a unique blend of conservation, direct action, technology, consulting, and partnership with local and national agencies.
Given that California is facing an unprecedented drought, the Colorado no longer reaches the ocean and the Mississippi is so choked with fertilizers it’s creating an 8000 square mile dead zone, it is clear this is an organization whose work is desperately needed.…Read More
Polluted rivers, lakes and coastal waters need cleanup and restoration projects
SAN FRANCISCO – In excess of 40,000 miles of California’s rivers and streams are currently threatened by pollution, according to a list of impaired waterways submitted by the state to the E.P.A.. Monitoring of rivers, lakes and coastal waters in California continue to show harmful pollutant levels, based on updates to the list from 3 of the state’s 9 regional Water Quality Cont……Read More
The variance process required the developer to demonstrate to the BLM that no nearby solar energy zones could meet their needs and that their proposed project is in a low-conflict location.
In a move to protect marine mammals, the Obama administration today told Royal Dutch Shell that it would not be allowed to simultaneously drill two exploratory wells less than 15 miles apart in the Arctic Ocean. The announcement forces Shell to scale back its drilling plans for this summer.