May 6, 2015
by Matt Belenky
California's State Water Resources Control Board on Tuesday approved rules that will limit how people, governments and businesses can use water during the state's drought, promoting deep conservation efforts in the process. The rules include forcing cities to limit watering on public property and ...[read more]
March 9, 2015
by Zachariah Rivenbark
02/17/2015: Ohio high court held local ordinances preempted by state oil and gas regulations 01/05/2015: North Carolina fracking rules challenged by environmental conservation group 12/19/2014: New York governor announced plan to ban fracking statewide 08/06/2014: Texas oil drilling company ...[read more]
February 17, 2015
by Bradley McAllister
The Supreme Court of Ohio on Tuesday ruled in a 4-3 decision that local drilling and zoning regulations are preempted by state laws governing oil and gas drilling activities. In 2011 Beck Energy Corporation obtained a permit from the Ohio Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ODNR) in ...[read more]
January 9, 2015
by Steven Wildberger
A Swedish court on Thursday put a stop to a wolf hunt 12 hours before it was scheduled to begin in Varmland and Orebro. On appeal brought by the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC), the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the Swedish court issued a ...[read more]
January 6, 2015
by Bradley McAllister
Environmental conservation group, Haw River Assembly, filed a lawsuit in the Wake County Clerk of Superior Court in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Monday, seeking to vacate new rules adopted to regulate hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in North Carolina, claiming that the lawmaking panel that ...[read more]
September 18, 2014
by Addison Morris
In defiance of an International Whaling Commission non-binding vote to impose strict limits on "scientific whaling," Japan on Thursday announced plans to proceed with a new round of culls scheduled for next year. The whale conservation organization voted at a meeting to require all scientific ...[read more]
January 14, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples James Anaya on Monday urged the government of Kenya to respect the rights of the Sengwer indigenous people, who are facing eviction from their native home in the Embobut Forest in western Kenya. Kenyan authorities have been assembling ...[read more]
June 29, 2013
by Adiah Oreyomi
On June 29, 2006, South Korea's Constitutional Court struck down the Newspaper Law and the Press Arbitration Law as unconstitutional. The effects of each law would have been to place restrictions on the circulation of three conservation daily newspapers and to give the government authority to ...[read more]
June 11, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The High Court in London ruled Tuesday that the British government acted legally when it set up the Chagos Conservation Trust (CCT) in 2010 on the Indian Ocean archipelago of Chagos. In 1965, the UK government severed the Chagos Islands from the colony of Mauritius just three years before freeing ...[read more]
February 27, 2013
by Keith Herting
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Monday that the US-based anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) are modern-day pirates, clearing the path for Japanese whalers to pursue legal action against them. The decision overturns a lower court ruling which found ...[read more]

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