Associated Press 7/3/2012
Excerpt: “ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Parts of a plan for designating thousands of miles of energy corridors in 11 Western states will be revamped under a settlement reached by federal land managers, more than a dozen environmental groups and one Colorado county.
The settlement was filed Tuesday in federal court in San Francisco and must be approved by a judge.
At issue are more than 6,000 miles of corridors for power lines; oil, natural gas and hydrogen pipelines; and other energy distribution systems that were carved out by the Bush administration as part of the 2005 Energy Policy Act. ……”
Read entire story at http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/b8410eb2a4bd457facf3974651884dc0/US–Energy-Corridors
Redding Record Searchlight 7/4/2012
Excerpt: “LAKE SHASTA — A little before 8 p.m. Tuesday, Marisa Sisk swam the McCloud River arm of Lake Shasta and entered the embrace of her aunt, who welcomed her into adulthood.
The coming-of-age ritual was the culmination of three days of ceremonies and a pivotal moment for the Winnemem Wintu tribe, which 17-year-old Marisa Sisk will one day lead.
But it also was a heated day, as the Winnemem expressed frustration with the Forest Service, which, they said, delayed and disrupted their four-day gathering and its preparation. …..”
Read entire article at http://www.redding.com/news/2012/jul/04/winnemem-wintu-tribe-holds-coming-of-age-at-lake/
Courthouse news Service 7/3/2012
Excerpt: ” PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) – The U.S. Forest Service did not consider the collective effects of spraying herbicides in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest in Eastern Oregon, a federal judge ruled.
In 2010, the League of Wilderness Defenders/Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project challenged the Forest Service’s plan to increase herbicide spraying to control invasive plants in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.
The Eastern Oregon forest stretches across 2.3 million acres from the Blue Mountains to the Idaho border, an area bigger than Delaware and Rhode Island combined. …”
Read entire article at http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/07/03/48063.htm