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Opponents of Proposed Resolution Copper Mine, Land Exchange Hold News Conference Before Public Hearing

The Apache Stronghold and allies will deliver public comments Tuesday opposing the Resolution Copper mine, which would destroy a sacred site for the Apache people. The group will hold a news conference before Tuesday’s

Federal Judge Halts Construction of Rosemont Mine in Arizona

A federal judge today overturned the U.S. Forest Service’s approval of a controversial open-pit copper mine in southern Arizona’s Santa Rita Mountains, citing the agency’s “inherently flawed analysis from the inception of the proposed Rosemont Mine.”
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San Diego Lawsuits Challenge Sprawl Development in High-risk Fire Zone

Conservation organizations sued San Diego County today for approving Otay Ranch Village 14, a sprawl development that will pave over hundreds of acres of habitat for golden eagles and other imperiled wildlife and build new homes in one of California’s most dangerously fire-prone areas.
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Senate Advances Bill That Would Gut Environmental Review of Oil Pipelines, Other Large Infrastructure...

A Senate committee today approved a bill that would side-step environmental review to fast-track large infrastructure projects, including oil pipelines and natural gas export terminals
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Court Order Sought to Stop Rosemont Mine Construction in Arizona

Conservation groups and tribes Wednesday asked a federal court to prevent construction from starting on the Rosemont Copper Mine in southern Arizona until a judge rules on pending lawsuits filed by the parties.
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Lawsuit Launched Challenging Texas Highway Project’s Threat to Endangered Salamanders

The Center for Biological Diversity and Save Our Springs Alliance today filed a notice of intent to sue the Texas Department of Transportation and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over
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Judge Denies TransCanada’s Request for Most Pre-construction Work on Keystone XL Pipeline

A federal court ruling today further delayed the proposed Keystone XL pipeline by reaffirmingthat TransCanada cannot conduct any construction activity on the controversial tar sands pipeline
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L.A. County to Consider Approval of City-sized Development in High Fire Area

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors is expected to consider whether to approve the controversial Centennial development on Dec. 11. Opponents of the development from the Center for Biological Diversity, California Native Plant Society and SoCal 350 Climate Action will urge the board to reject Centennial.
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Analysis: San Diego Projects to Put 40,000 People in High Fire-hazard Areas

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors is approving or considering the approval of nine large developments that would add 40,000 new residents in chaparral and grasslands naturally prone to fire, according to a new analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity.
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Lawsuit Challenges Delta Plan’s Water Exports to Southern California

A coalition of environmental groups today sued the California Delta Stewardship Council for amending the state’s Delta Plan to back construction of two enormous tunnels to divert water that would otherwise nourish the Bay-Delta to Southern California. The twin tunnels — also known as “California WaterFix” — would cause enormous harm to fish, wildlife and people who depend on the Delta.
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CONTACTS Elizabeth Thompson 202-266-8495

Public lands lovers, business owners, scientists and environmental activists will rally Tuesday afternoon before a public Bureau of Land Management meeting in Bakersfield to demand that the Trump administration keep the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan in place.
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Trump’s Draft Budget Slashes Renewable Energy, Efficiency Funding

President Trump’s draft budget released today proposes to slash funding for the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) program by $1.3 billion, a 65 percent cut from the 2017 budget. Trump’s budget serves as a starting point for congressional negotiations as well as a blueprint for the administration’s priorities.
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EPA Moves to Repeal 2015 Clean Water Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposed rule today that would rescind the 2015 Clean Water Rule in its entirety and roll back the framework used to protect wetlands, rivers and streams under the Clean Water Act to the 1986 regulations.
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Hundreds of U.S. Mayors Commit to 100 Percent Renewable Energy, Climate Leadership

More than 250 mayors from across the United States have adopted a bipartisan resolution to transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035. The commitment to shift completely away from fossil fuels was approved unanimously at the 85th annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Miami Beach, Fla.
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House Approves Bill to Eliminate Clean Water Act Pesticide Protections

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation today that would eliminate critical Clean Water Act safeguards, allowing more pesticides to be sprayed directly into streams, lakes, rivers and drinking water supplies
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Rural Residents, Conservationists to Oppose Water Bill at Tuesday Hearing

A coalition of Nevadans will be at the state legislature Tuesday afternoon to voice their opposition to proposed state water-law revisions that would make it easier to siphon groundwater away from rural Nevada, which could devastate local ecosystems and economies
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Energy Department Challenged on Biased Grid Study

Six groups today sent a letter to Secretary of Energy Rick Perry challenging the biased premise of a recently announced study of grid reliability. Theoretically an investigation into the retirement of baseload power plants, the proposed study is better understood as a political attack on renewable energy, including current modest incentives for wind and solar.
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Plastic Pollution at Four Coastal California Hotspots Violates Clean Water Act

San Francisco Bay and at least three other California coastlines suffer severe plastic pollution that violates the federal Clean Water Act, according to an appeal the Center for Biological Diversity has filed with the California State Water Resources Control Board.
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Agreement Protects San Diego’s Vanishing Burrowing Owls, Increases Solar Energy

An agreement announced today between conservation and environmental-justice groups and private developers will protect imperiled burrowing owls, increase renewable solar energy and conserve wildlife habitat to offset impacts from the redevelopment of San Diego’s Brown Field Municipal Airport. The airport — located near the Mexico border in Otay Mesa — will be redeveloped with new commercial and aviation facilities and include on-site solar energy to reduce energy consumption.

President Obama Called on to Power Federal Buildings With Solar

he Center for Biological Diversity this week urged President Obama to lead by example in the transition to a clean, just energy economy by installing solar panels on all federal government buildings

Business Real Estate Press Releases


George Slusser to head new M&A Advisory Division at WAV Group

George Slusser, one of the real estate industry’s most experienced and well-known valuation experts, will join WAV Group to head its new Mergers and Acquisition Advisory Division, real estate’s leading consulting and research firm announced
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Appraisal Institute

Appraiser Diversity Workshop Scheduled

The Appraisal Institute is collaborating with the National Urban League and Fannie Mae to host a free virtual Appraiser Diversity Initiative workshop, "How to Become a Real Estate Appraiser," Saturday, Jan. 30, noon- 1:15 p.m. EST