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  • Gov. Wolf signs order barring drilling of new oil, gas wells in state forests, parks

    Gov. Wolf signs order barring drilling of new oil, gas wells in state forests, parks
    HARRISBURG — Fulfilling a campaign pledge, Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday signed an order Thursday banning new drilling leases on public land, ending a short-lived effort by his Republican predecessor to expand the extraction of natural gas from rock...
  • U.S. settles suit over misuse of West L.A. veterans campus

    U.S. settles suit over misuse of West L.A. veterans campus
    The federal government has agreed to settle a lawsuit accusing the Department of Veterans Affairs of misusing its sprawling West Los Angeles health campus while veterans with brain injuries and mental impairment slept in the streets, people familiar...
  • Wolf to sign moratorium on new gas drilling leases in Pa. parks, forests

    HARRISBURG —Gov. Tom Wolf plans to sign an executive order ending a short-lived effort by his predecessor to expand the extraction of natural gas from rock buried deep below Pennsylvania's state parks and forests, his office said Wednesday....
  • The danger of putting so many people in prison

    The danger of putting so many people in prison
    As Americans, we like to believe the rule of law in our country is respected and fairly applied, and that only those who commit crimes of fraud or violence are punished and imprisoned. But the reality is often different. It is surprisingly easy for...
  • Is Obama pro- or anti-drilling? It depends

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is attempting to create a legacy as both driller-in-chief and environmental champion, as he proposes to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness while also touting a drilling boom across the United States...
  • Obama to seek wilderness designation for much of Alaska refuge, angering state leaders

    President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an angry response from top state elected officials who see it as...
  • St. Charles Park District seeks tax increase to build recreation center

    St. Charles Park District seeks tax increase to build recreation center
    St. Charles voters will be asked on the April 7 ballot whether the park district can borrow $28 million for projects including an 81,800-square-foot recreation center and two synthetic turf fields. Park district officials said if the referendum passes,...
  • 5 things: Obama's move to set aside refuge from drilling fuels brewing energy battle with GOP

    President Barack Obama waded into a decades-long fight over drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge over the weekend, announcing that his administration would pursue a wilderness designation for 12.28 million acres, barring drilling in most of the...
  • Blame lawmakers, not Disney, for ailing springs

    Blame lawmakers, not Disney, for ailing springs
    The tree-huggers are taking a few jabs at Disney for concocting a fake Florida spring as the centerpiece of the new storyline for the resort's dining and shopping complex. "Disney Springs makes a mockery of Florida's natural springs and the rural...
  • Manchester Residents Say Cell Tower Would Cut Property Values

    Manchester Residents Say Cell Tower Would Cut Property Values
    MANCHESTER — Complaining that a proposed cellphone tower would devalue their property, residents of the town's northeastern corner filled the Lincoln Center hearing room Tuesday night. The hearing before the Connecticut Siting Council centered on a...
  • Watchdog Group Calls For State Invasive Species Strategy

    Watchdog Group Calls For State Invasive Species Strategy
    HARTFORD — The biggest ecological threat to Connecticut's native habitats comes from invasive species of plants and animals, and the state already has a plan for dealing with alien creatures that infest our lakes, ponds, streams and rivers. The...