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December 01, 2023
The state’s program for reclaiming abandoned coal mines has long been plagued with problems, but state and federal officials have done little to prepare for this reckoning.
December 01, 2023
The landmark law has served as both sword and shield.
November 22, 2023
The order cites ‘a reasonably certain threat of imminent harm to grizzly bears should Montana’s wolf trapping and snaring seasons proceed as planned.’
November 07, 2023
Legal experts say the case underscores Idaho’s weak protections for workers facing retaliation.
October 29, 2023
The practice is common despite concern about runoff from farms and industrial sites, plus cancer-causing minerals that can taint groundwater.
October 26, 2023
Two Mexican farmworkers died in a trailer fire in North Carolina. Their story illustrates how the nation’s most important agricultural visa program is failing the workers it is supposed to protect.
October 24, 2023
To encourage residents to come into compliance and seek required permits, Mendocino County is waiving all penalty fees related to building permits submitted after work has already commenced or been completed.
Charlottesville had — and lost — a shelter that social workers say could have helped hundreds of unhoused people off the streets
October 11, 2023
Their sudden stark visibility means people all around the city are talking about the tent community and are inundating city leaders with demands to do something about it.
October 10, 2023
A Virginia-based power company sold its coal ash to local governments and contractors in Puerto Rico as a cheap material for road construction. Almost two decades later, dust and runoff from this coal ash continues to spread toxic and radioactive pollution in rural communities along the island’s south coast.
October 04, 2023
Nineteen communities across the state are waiting for public utility regulators to rule on proposed community choice aggregation plans, in which local governments negotiate with power suppliers for lower prices or a higher share of renewables.
September 29, 2023
The federal government has pledged billions to plug thousands of abandoned oil wells around the country, but many hurdles remain.
September 28, 2023
A North Carolina facility’s record of violations undercuts the dream of plastics recycling.
September 02, 2023
The Maine Monitor learned investigations into environmental compliance are not a requirement of the Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan.
August 21, 2023
Group advocates for updating mining regulations, which have been in place for more than 100 years.
August 05, 2023
Local opponents and Maine’s congressional delegation are voicing “serious concerns” about a proposed National Wildlife Refuge in the High Peaks Region that could shift oversight from Augusta to Washington, and possibly limit recreational activities.