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  • BLM rejectes application for Silurian Valley energy project

    BLM rejectes application for Silurian Valley energy project
    The Bureau of Land Management on Thursday denied a Spanish company's application to build a controversial renewable energy facility in the Mojave Desert's remote Silurian Valley, deciding the sprawling project “would not be in the public interest.&...
  • Community weighs in on highway 53/120 improvements

    Community weighs in on highway 53/120 improvements
    Land use planners for the proposed Illinois Highway 53 extension and Highway 120 bypass are keying in on community concerns as they work to develop a plan for the corridor that will minimize the road's impact on the area's environment, aesthetics and...
  • After the vote

    A week ago this column asserted that the present electoral system in the United States now places the U.S government on sale every two years -- the presidency and congress every four years, and the entire House of Representatives and a third of the...
  • No: Don't grow government and shrink state's tax base: Front Burner

    Protecting water and land resources is worthy and should be embraced by every Floridian. However, Amendment 1 is a special-interest proposal mandating an $18 billion raid on documentary-stamp revenues for the next 20 years. Red flags should fly before...
  • Yes: Guarantee conservation spending to save land, water: Front Burner

    Is it surprising that opponents of Amendment 1 are hard to find? Nearly 1 million people signed petitions to place the Water and Land Conservation Amendment on Florida's Nov. 4 ballot. The Florida Supreme Court approved its wording, and the state's...
  • Should voters OK Amendment 1?: Front Burner

    Should voters OK Amendment 1?: Front Burner
    Should Florida's constitution set a minimum level of spending each year for water and land conservation? That's a question voters will settle by approving or rejecting Amendment 1. Almost 1 million Florida voters signed petitions to secure a spot for...
  • Weeds, herbicides, food and humans

    To the editor: Your editorial comparing antibiotic resistance in animals to herbicide resistance in weeds misrepresents a very old problem. ("Escalating the weed wars," Editorial, Sept. 29) Most of the advances on the horizon that you think should be...
  • An emboldened Scott and enlarged GOP majority will get to work in Tally

    An emboldened Scott and enlarged GOP majority will get to work in Tally
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott stood on a stage and pledged to bring Floridians together after squeaking out another 1.1 percent victory over an outmatched Democratic opponent. But in reality, Floridians voted for business as usual in the State Capitol....
  • Parsing the Forest Service's (bad) proposed photo regulations

    Parsing the Forest Service's (bad) proposed photo regulations
    Early last month the U.S. Forest Service posted a proposed regulation that seemed to set the stage for government control of journalists’ access to public lands, with the added insult of wanting to charge hikers for photographing or filming their...
  • Will renewable energy ruin an 'irreplaceable' Mojave desert oasis?

    Will renewable energy ruin an 'irreplaceable' Mojave desert oasis?
    In one of the hottest, driest places on Earth, velvety sand dunes surround dry lake beds that, with luck, fill with spring rains. Hidden waterways attract a profusion of wildlife and birds; submerged desert rivers periodically erupt in a riot of green....
  • $12.5 billion in tax breaks looking safe in Virginia

    $12.5 billion in tax breaks looking safe in Virginia
    A legislative review of tax breaks sprinkled throughout Virginia law is inching along with little prospect of ending any of these breaks any time soon. Gov. Terry McAuliffe may get into the game later this year as he crafts a new budget proposal, but...