Newspaper Articles – Karen Dove

Marijuana Cultivation Straining California Water Supplies

An increase in marijuana growing on the West Coast is straining water supplies in drought-stricken California and imperiling the region’s salmon populations, environmental groups claim.

Polls Show Public Strongly Supports Keystone Pipeline

A strong majority of Americans support the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, several recent polls show. The Keystone pipeline would allow U.S.

Osage Tribe Opposes Wind Turbines, Seeks Eagle Protections

The Osage Native American Nation is protesting proposed wind turbines that will kill bald eagles and other birds the nation holds sacred.

Massachusetts Town Bans Use of Wind Turbines at Night

The Fairhaven, Massachusetts Board of Health voted to shut down the town’s two wind turbines each night between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.

Court Rules Indiana Ethanol Plants Exceeded Pollution Limits

Two ethanol plants in Indiana violated federal pollution limits, an Indiana appellate court ruled.

Feds Give Wind Producers Free Pass to Kill Condors

Federal wildlife officials announced they will allow wind producers in California’s Tehachapi Mountains to kill endangered California condors without fear of prosecution. The U.S.

SolarWorld Lays Off Oregon Workers, Bankruptcy May Follow

Taxpayer-subsidized SolarWorld laid off 40 workers at its Hillsboro, Oregon plant earlier this year, marking nearly 300 workers laid off company-wide after state officials invited the company to ap

Texas Commission Approves Coal Mine for Mexican Power Plants

The Railroad Commission of Texas, which regulates oil, gas, and coal in the state, approved a permit giving a Mexican company the right to start coal mining operations near Eagle Pass, a Texas bord

‘Cash for Clunkers’ Hurt the Environment, Analysis Shows

The 2009 Cash for Clunkers program did more harm than good for the environment, concludes a new analysis published by E Magazine.