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Obama Administration Restarts Oil Shale Leasing in Colorado, Utah

Obama Administration Restarts Oil Shale Leasing in Colorado, Utah

WASHINGTON, DC, February 25, 2009 (ENS) – The Department of the Interior will offer a second round of research, development, and demonstration leases for oil shale in Colorado and Utah and withdraw the previous administration’s proposal for expanded research, development and demonstration leases, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced today. “We need to push forward aggressively…

Brazil Protects Vast New Areas of Amazon Rainforest

Brazil Protects Vast New Areas of Amazon Rainforest

BRASILIA, Brazil, June 6, 2008 (ENS) – Brazil commemorated World Environment Day yesterday by signing into existence four new protected areas, three of them in the Amazon rainforest. Following a speech in observance of the special day, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva signed the documents authorizing the three new protected areas in the Amazon,…