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Forest Service Announces Final NEPA Rule

The U.S. Forest Service released their final rule to modernize processes for how the agency complies with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). NEPA requires agencies to analyze the environmental impact of proposed actions prior to to making decisions which would impact the environment.  In these revisions to NEPA, the Forest Service intends to add

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Yavapai County, AZ, sued to stop jail construction on environmental grounds

Yavapai County Board of Supervisors were sued today to stop the construction of their jail because of  environmental concerns. An emergency motion was filed by activist investigative journalist Bill Williams, a Cronkite Journalism school graduate with decades of reporting experience who lives in Prescott Valley, AZ. A Yavapai County judge will determine a hearing date no

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Trump Cuts Environmental Reviews for Infrastructure Projects to Two Years

President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will finalize revisions to an environmental review process on infrastructure projects could spur major investment and kick-start a pandemic-trounced economy. Or, his political opponents say, it could weaken vital environmental protections and hasten the destructive effects of climate change. The reality, however, is much more nuanced. And the final

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