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June 12, 2009

Daily Roundup: June 12, 2009

Stop That Dam: Construction of two hydropower dam projects has been suspended by China's Ministry of Environmental Protection. The projects, located in the Jinsha River tributary, were initiated without proper environmental assessment. Associated Press

Trees for Speed: To offset drivers' emissions, NASCAR announced a new plan to plant 10 trees for every green flag. Bleacher Report

It's Back: The Department of Energy has renewed plans to build FutureGen, a "clean coal" power plant, thanks to a billion dollar allotment from the stimulus package. Wired Science

Tremors: A recent spate of small earthquakes has some Texas residents blaming "fracking," a new technology used to extract natural gas. Representatives from the natural gas industry say there is no scientific evidence linking quakes to drilling. Environmental Capital

White House Water: President Obama announced the creation of a new task force to recommend national policy to protect and restore oceans, coasts, and lakes. Reuters

--Della Watson

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