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EPA Sued for Allowing Haze to Obscure National Parks

Article: EPA Sued for Allowing Haze to Obscure National Parks

WASHINGTON, DC, October 22, 2008 (ENS) – Two conservation groups are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to force the federal agency to clean up emissions that cloud the air over national parks and wilderness areas. The National Parks Conservation Association and Environmental Defense Fund filed a lawsuit Tuesday against EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson in…

Grand Canyon Flooding Forces Evacuation of 400 People

Article: Grand Canyon Flooding Forces Evacuation of 400 People

FLAGSTAFF, Arizona, August 18, 2008 (ENS) – Officers, deputies and rescuers from eight public safety agencies worked today and Sunday to evacuate more than 400 campers and residents from Supai Canyon after heavy rainfall and the breach of an earthen dam flooded the area. No injuries were immediately reported. On Saturday afternoon and evening, the…

Lawsuit Seeks to Block Uranium Mining at Grand Canyon

Article: Lawsuit Seeks to Block Uranium Mining at Grand Canyon

FLAGSTAFF, Arizona, March 13, 2008 (ENS) – One of the great natural wonders of the world – the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River – is threatened by uranium exploration.Three conservation groups filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging the approval of up to 39 new uranium drilling sites within a few miles of Grand Canyon National…

Water Rushes Down the Grand Canyon in High Flow Experiment

Article: Water Rushes Down the Grand Canyon in High Flow Experiment

PAGE, Arizona, March 6, 2008 (ENS) – More than 300,000 gallons of water per second is now gushing through the Grand Canyon, released from Lake Powell near the Arizona-Utah border in an effort to restore sandbars needed by native plants and fish. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne Wednesday pulled a lever at Glen Canyon Dam to…