Florida Threatens To Sue Feds In Water Wars

WASHINGTON – Florida officials are warning that they may sue he U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. At issue are claims the corps is violating the federal Endangered Species Act with drought plans to continue limiting downstream flows of water from reservoirs in northern Georgia into the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin. “The Corps’ operations continue to jeopardize …

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Bush Finalizes Last Minute Rule on Coal Mining Waste

By SEAN MUSSENDENMedia General News Service WASHINGTON—The Bush administration published a last-minute rule Friday that will make it easier for strip-mining operations to dump waste in streams.  Environmental advocates say the change will increase the practice of mountain-top removal coal mining in Appalachia. They’re pushing President-elect Barack Obama to reverse the rule after he takes …

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