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GOP Sen. Dan Sullivan caught in environmental scandal

Democratic challenger Al Gross is running an ad blitz blasting Sullivan for his ties to Pebble Mine, a controversial Alaskan mining project.
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An Alaska mine project might be bigger than acknowledged

In secretly recorded meetings, executives with the Pebble Mine project said the operation could run nine times longer than outlined in their permit filings.
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What it took to free a whale entangled in 4,000 pounds of fishing gear

The influx of whales to cleaner waters off New York City has meant that the number of them injured or killed there is on the rise.
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U.S. flood strategy shifts to ‘unavoidable’ relocation of entire neighborhoods

Using tax dollars to move whole communities out of flood zones, an idea long dismissed as radical, is swiftly becoming policy, marking a new and more disruptive phase of climate change.
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New conditions on Alaskan mine could delay vast project that Donald Trump Jr. opposes

The Army Corps of Engineers will impose new mitigation conditions on the developers of the proposed Pebble Mine, potentially pushing approval past the election.
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It’s Trump Jr. vs. Trump Sr. over an Alaskan mineral mine

The move toward opening the Pebble Mine has surfaced a rare dispute between Donald Trump Jr. and his father’s administration.
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President’s son Donald Jr. on Twitter calls for blocking Alaska mine in sensitive fishing area

Former senior staffer for Vice President Pence also tweeted at the president to stop the Pebble gold and copper mine.

Justice

EPA opts not to delay controversial Alaska mine for now

Backers of Pebble Mine hailed the decision as a step forward for the massive project near Bristol Bay.

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George McGraw: How do you fight the coronavirus without running water?

Entire communities around the country face this terrifying virus without being even able to wash their hands.
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Climate

Charleston flood wall would not protect SC Aquarium, African American museum, Neck Area

The flood wall proposed to shield Charleston from surging ocean in a hurricane wouldn't protect the S.C. Aquarium, the State Ports Authority's Columbus Street Terminal or the new International African American Museum.

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Justice

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe wins a victory in Dakota Access Pipeline case

A federal judge on Wednesday struck down permits for the pipeline and ordered a new environmental review of the project.
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Climate

Expect a soggy U.S. flood season, but less severe than last year's

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expects major to moderate flooding for 23 states, but not as bad as last year’s ruinous spring.
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Climate

Trump administration presses cities to evict homeowners from flood zones

The Trump administration is starting to insist that towns use eminent domain laws to force homeowners off flood-prone land. Notices are already going out. 
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Trump administration presses cities to evict homeowners from flood zones

The Trump administration is starting to insist that towns use eminent domain laws to force homeowners off flood-prone land. Notices are already going out. 
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Climate

After Trump mocks a sea wall in New York, plan is abruptly shelved

In an unexpected move, the federal government halted a project that might have led to a multibillion-dollar barrier to protect the region from flooding.
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