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DRAFT BLM PLAN COULD OPEN 40,000 DUNE ACRES TO MOTORIZED DESTRUCTION

Imperial County, CA -- The Algodones Dunes, a scenic and active dune system harboring many rare, threatened, and endemic species, may be condemned to becoming an off-road vehicle sacrifice area. Last Friday, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published their proposed Land Management Plan, which would open up over 40,000 acres that were protected from off-road vehicle damage. This decision flies in the face of several conservation organizations that fought to preserve more acreage in the dunes...

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COLORADO COMPANY TO BUY NJ RADIOACTIVE WASTE

Denver, CO-The Environmental Protection Agency must allow for public comment on a plan to transfer up to 470,000 tons of radioactive mill tailings from New Jersey to Canon City, CO, according to a letter released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The organization alerted EPA that it must prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) including rigorous input from the affected communities before it allows the Cotter Corporation to accept the waste, which will...

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