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Court upholds ban on helicopter tours above Mount Rushmore, Badlands National Park

by The Hill | June 10, 2024
A federal circuit court has upheld a recent prohibition on helicopter tours over Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Badlands National Park in South Dakota, rejecting motions from aircraft companies to repeal the ban. In January, three aircraft tour companies — Badger Helicopters, Black ...

Biden administration must accelerate ocean protection

by The Hill | March 23, 2023
But here’s the real problem: To date, while virtually all of the strongly protected areas in U.S. waters are in the Western Pacific region — Papahanaumokuakea, Rose Atoll, Marianas Trench, and Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monuments, covering a total of approximately 1.2 ...

Biden administration proposes national limit for toxic ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water

by The Hill | March 14, 2023
The group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility on Tuesday called for the thousands of PFAS to all be regulated as a group instead of targeting just six of them. “EPA’s proposed regulations are baby steps forward, but are too little and too late,” said Kyla Bennett, PEER ...

Energy & Environment — GOP governors call for delay on waters rule

by The Hill | January 30, 2023
The Agriculture Department’s integrity policy includes similar language saying that scientists shouldn’t make policy judgments. In a press release complaining about the measure on Monday, the group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility described the provision against ...

Watchdog group says White House science integrity measure amounts to a ‘gag rule’

by The Hill |
In a press release complaining about the measure on Monday, the group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility described the provision against policy judgments as a “gag rule.” Jeff Ruch, the group’s Pacific director, said that restricting federal scientists from commenting ...
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