Roundup Friday May 7, 2010

1.  BP site was spared environment tests as spill ‘unlikely’—Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post, The Sydney Morning Herald 5/6/10

http://www.smh.com.au/world/bp-site-was-spared-environment-tests-as-spill-unlikely-20100505-uaom.html

2.  British summer is coming earlier each year, study finds—David Adam, The Guardian (UK) 5/6/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/may/06/british-summer-coming-early

3.  Global IT brands urged to be more accountable for pollution in China supply chain—Jonathan Watts, The Guardian (UK) 5/6/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/may/06/global-it-brands-china-pollution

4.  Chemical dispersants being used in Gulf clean-up are potentially toxic—Tom Philpott, Grist.org 5/6/10

http://www.grist.org/article/2010-05-06-use-of-toxic-chemical-dispersants-to-fight-the-oil-spill-a-murky/

5.  BP executives called to testify before senate committee—US News and World Report 5/6/10

http://www.usnews.com/news/energy/articles/2010/05/06/bp-executives-called-to-testify-before-senate-committee.html

6.  Cancers from environment ‘grossly underestimated’—Emily Walker, ABC News 5/6/10

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellness/cancers-environment-grossly-underestimated-presidential-panel/story?id=10568354

7.  BP gives Congress gloomy outlook on gulf oil spill—Richard Fausset, Jill Leovy, Jim Tankersley, Los Angeles Times 5/6/10

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-oil-spill-20100505,0,776164.story

8.  Senate hopefuls talk earmarks, radioactive waste, marijuana—Robert Gehrke, SLT 5/6/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15028009

9.  Growling sea lion pup pulled from under police car—AP, SLT 5/6/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15029890

10.  Federal rule change exempted BP from filing spill plan—AP, DN 5/6/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700030070/Federal-rule-change-exempted-BP-from-filing-spill-plan.html

11. Gulf oil spill threatens entire ocean food chain—Cain Burdeau, Harry R. Weber, AP, DN 5/6/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700030074/Gulf-oil-spill-threatens-entire-ocean-food-chain.html

12.  Boat with containment box at oil spill site—Harry R. Weber, Cain Burdeau, AP, DN 5/6/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700030132/Boat-with-containment-box-at-oil-spill-site.html

13.  Arctic oil drilling arguments due in federal court—AP, DN 5/6/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700030137/Arctic-oil-drilling-arguments-due-in-federal-court.html

14.  University of Utah students make campus a greener place—Wendy Leonard, DN 5/6/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700030008/University-of-Utah-students-make-campus-a-greener-place.html

15.  Germany claims progress in half-way climate talks—Ethiopian Review 5/5/10

http://www.ethiopianreview.com/news/96664

16.  US exempted BP’s Gulf of Mexico drilling from environmental impact study—Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post 5/5/10

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/04/AR2010050404118.html?hpid=topnews

17. Gulf oil spill could ‘devastate’ South Florida’s environment—David Fleshler, Sun Sentinel, Los Angeles Times 5/6/10

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/fl-oil-impact-20100504,0,109347.story

18.  Feds asking ski areas, water utilities for help with beetle-ravaged forests—Bruce Finley, The Denver Post 5/5/10

http://www.denverpost.com/ci_15018551

19.  Group appeals coal lease based on reclamation concerns (Wyoming)—Dustin Bleizeffer, Casper Star-Tribune 5/5/10

http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/article_8f243f8d-e9ac-5ad3-9acb-0eecd18c2c30.html

20.  Worst air puts Pinal County at center of dust storm (Arizona)—Lindsey Collom, The Arizona Republic 5/5/10

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/2010/05/05/20100505pinal-county-dust-problem.html

21.  Beetle outbreak may close forests (Colorado, Wyoming)—Joan Barron, Casper Star-Tribune 5/5/10

http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/article_78df7619-d729-5002-a319-2591f2262b2e.html

22.  Wolf recovery target has changed, feds acknowledge (Wyoming)—Cory Hatch, Jackson Hole News and Guide 5/5/10

http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=5945

23.  Wilderness bill revised, reintroduced (Idaho)—Jason Kauffman, Idaho Mountain Express and Guide 5/5/10

http://www.mtexpress.com/index2.php?ID=2005131180

24.  Talking trash:  Seeking ways to take out persistent problem (Nevada)—Stephanie Tavares, Las Vegas Sun 5/5/10

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010/may/05/talking-trash-seeking-ways-take-out-persistent-pro/

25.  Promises, promises:  Rich farmers get most cash—Mary Clare Jalonick, AP, SLT 5/5/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15021808

26.  Pentagon OKs Guard troops to help states deal with oil—AP, DN 5/5/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700029727/Pentagon-OKs-Guard-troops-to-help-states-deal-with-oil.html

27.  Paranoia, anxiety grow over oil spill—Vicki Smith, Allen G. Breed, AP, DN 5/5/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700029726/Paranoia-anxiety-grow-over-oil-spill.html

28.  Crews prepare to take contraption to Gulf oil leak—Harry R. Weber, AP, DN 5/5/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700029900/Crews-prepare-to-take-contraption-to-Gulf-oil-leak.html

29.  Giant dome for Gulf oil leak is next best solution—Vicki Smith, Allen G. Breed, AP, DN 5/5/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700029795/Giant-dome-for-Gulf-oil-leak-is-next-best-solution.html

30.  Senate committee will hold hearing on oil spill—AP, DN 5/5/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700029799/Senate-committee-will-hold-hearing-on-oil-spill.html

31.  Salt Lake City considers offering free charging spots for electric cars—Aaron Falk, DN 5/5/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700029663/Salt-Lake-City-considers-offering-free-charging-spots-for-electric-cars.html

32.  Meeting on Springville water pipe project is Thursday—DN 5/5/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700029607/Meeting-on-Springville-water-pipe-project-is-Thursday.html\

33.  Salt Lake City leaders seek ways to promote development along North Temple TRAX line—Aaron Falk, DN 5/5/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700029672/Salt-Lake-City-leaders-seek-ways-to-promote-development-along-North-Temple-TRAX-line.html

34.  Bio-refinery planned for Vegreville plant (Canada)—The Edmonton Journal 5/4/10

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/life/refinery+planned+Vegreville+plant/2986099/story.html

35.  Ecologist finds toxic metals increasing in Athabasca River (Canada)—Hanneke Brooymans, The Calgary Herald 5/4/10

http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/Ecologist+finds+toxic+metals+increasing+Athabasca+River/2986135/story.html

36.  NWT natives fight to hunt dwindling caribou (Canada)—Patrick White, Toronto Globe and Mail 5/4/10

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/nwt-natives-fight-to-hunt-dwindling-caribou/article1557045/

37.  The greenest high:  Which illegal drug is best for the environment?—Brendan Borrell, Slate Magazine 5/4/10

http://www.slate.com/id/2251385/

38.  Citing BP oil spill Schwarzenegger drops offshore drilling plan—Daniel B. Wood, The Christian Science Monitor 5/4/10

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2010/0504/Citing-BP-oil-spill-Schwarzenegger-drops-offshore-drilling-plan

39.  Winter wet, but farmers left dry—Mike Taugher, Contra Costa Times, San Jose Mercury News 5/4/10

http://www.mercurynews.com/tv/ci_15018261?nclick_check=1

40.  US Fish and Wildlife Service reopens debate on Arctic refuge—Erika Bolstad, McClatchy Newspapers, The Idaho Statesman 5/4/10

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/05/04/1178508/us-fish-and-wildlife-service-reopens.html

41.  EPA postpones decision that would toughen coal ash rules—Renee Schoof, McClatchy Newspapers, The Idaho Statesman 5/4/10

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/05/04/1178520/epa-postpones-decision-that-would.html

42.  Kane takes its road fight to court-again—Keith Coffman, SLT 5/4/10

http://www.sltrib.com/local/ci_15017197

43.  At the heart of oil spill, 11 grieving families—Tamara Lush, AP, SLT 5/4/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15013482

44. City stacks garbage rates and recycling efforts—Derek P. Jensen, SLT 5/4/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15018587

45.  Buck wild:  2 rogue deer run amok in Wis. ale house—Dinesh Ramde, AP, SLT 5/4/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15013469

46.  Official says unconfirmed report oil at La. island—Harry R. Weber, Vicki Smith, AP, DN 5/4/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700029522/Official-says-unconfirmed-report-oil-at-La-island.html

47.  Texas Gov. Rick Perry:  Don’t speculate about oil spill—Kelley Shannon, AP, DN 5/4/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700029597/Texas-Gov-Rick-Perry-Dont-speculate-about-oil-spill.html

48.  Goshen officials want residents to clean up—Rodger L. Hardy, DN 5/4/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700029343/Goshen-officials-want-residents-to-clean-up.html

49.  Appeals court hearing arguments in Utah road case—AP, DN 5/4/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700029632/Appeals-court-hearing-arguments-in-Utah-road-case.html

50.  Salt Lake City plans mandatory yard-waste, recycling collection—Aaron Falk, DN 5/4/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700029670/Salt-Lake-City-plans-mandatory-yard-waste-recycling-collection.html

51.  How to improve mood?  Study touts green exercise—Wendy Koch, USA Today 5/3/10

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/greenhouse/post/2010/05/how-to-improve-mood-study-touts-green-exercise/1

52.  Rush Limbaugh suggests environmentalists planned oil spill—Wendy Koch, USA Today 5/3/10

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/greenhouse/post/2010/05/has-he-gone-too-far-rush-limbaugh-suggests-environmentalists-planned-oil-spill/1?loc=interstitialskip

Commentary

53.  State sovereignty—Editorial, Las Vegas Review-Journal 5/5/10

http://www.lvrj.com/opinion/state-sovereignty-92846229.html

54.  Keep it in perspective—Editorial, DN 5/5/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700029659/Keep-it-in-perspective.html

55.  Gulf oil spill bad for industry and environment—Editorial, Edmonton Journal (Canada) 5/4/10

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/technology/Gulf+spill+industry+environment/2983208/story.html

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