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Court Overturns Illegal Bush-era Soot Pollution Standard

Article: Court Overturns Illegal Bush-era Soot Pollution Standard

WASHINGTON, DC, February 25, 2009 (ENS) – A federal appeals court Tuesday ruled that Bush-era clean air standards were insufficient, sending them back to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to be rewritten in a way that will better protect public health. The court decided that the Bush EPA had acted illegally in issuing weak air…

Redford, Conservationists Seek Injunction to Stop Utah Lease Sales

Article: Redford, Conservationists Seek Injunction to Stop Utah Lease Sales

WASHINGTON, DC, December 17, 2008 (ENS) – Today, Robert Redford joined members of Congress and a coalition of environmental, preservation and business groups in an effort to stop the Bureau of Land Management from auctioning Utah wilderness to oil and gas companies. At a news conference, the environmental and preservation groups led by Natural Resources…

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…

Environmental Groups Petition to Overturn EPA Ozone Standard

Article: Environmental Groups Petition to Overturn EPA Ozone Standard

WASHINGTON, DC, May 28, 2008 (ENS) – Health and environmental advocates filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s refusal to adopt stronger standards for ground-level ozone proposed by the agency’s own scientists. The American Lung Association, Natural Resources Defense Council, Environmental Defense Fund, the National Parks Conservation Association, and the Appalachian Mountain…

Park Rangers Would Shoot Down Plan to Lift Gun Restrictions

Article: Park Rangers Would Shoot Down Plan to Lift Gun Restrictions

WASHINGTON, DC, March 4, 2008 (ENS) – The Bush administration is taking aim at longstanding regulations that ban individuals from bringing loaded weapons into many U.S. national parks. New rules that would relax the firearm restrictions will be formally proposed by the U.S. Interior Department within the next two months, despite fierce opposition from current…