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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: June 23, 2010

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June 23, 2010

Daily Roundup: June 23, 2010

Square One: A federal judge turned down the Obama administration’s proposal for a six-month moratorium on deep-water oil drilling; the administration says it will file an appeal as soon as possible. Los Angeles Times

Toxic Trails: California’s Gold Rush left behind minerals including lead, arsenic, and asbestos that are now proving to be harmful to hikers and bikers in the Sierra Nevada recreational areas. San Francisco Chronicle

Killing Krill: An environmental nonprofit’s decision to condone krill harvesting in already unstable Antarctica has aroused criticism. New York Times

Million-Dollar Question: West Virginia’s coal industry costs the Morgantown area $97.5 million per year, says a new study, leading citizens to question whether it's worth such a heavy price. Register-Herald

America the Beautiful: This fall, an EPA project called Greening America’s Capitals will help make all 50 state capitals, plus D.C., into more sustainable cities. ENN

--Kristin Baldwin


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