HOUSE PASSES BILL DEFINING SAND AND GRAVEL AS STRATEGIC AND CRITICAL

The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1937, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2015, by a vote of 254-177 on Oct. 22. Sand, gravel and minerals necessary for transportation infrastructure construction were included in the definition of strategic and critical minerals, despite the efforts of some lawmakers to delete them from [...]

Sonoran Desert Tortoise Does Not Warrant Endangered Species Protection

Sonoran Desert Tortoise Does Not Warrant Endangered Species Protection Finding represents best science, federal agencies and Arizona collaborating to conserve species After reviewing the best available scientific and commercial information, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) finds that the Sonoran desert tortoise does not face the threat of extinction and will be removed from [...]

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Judge rules Obama administration water rule should be halted

By JAMES MACPHERSON Aug. 27, 2015 7:14 PM EDT BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways just hours before it was set to go into effect. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson in Fargo [...]