June 17, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On June 17, 1902, the US Congress passed the Reclamation Act of 1902. Prior to the passage of the act, people in the western US had difficulty obtaining sufficient water supplies due to arid conditions and the overconsumption of limited resources. The Reclamation Act addressed this issue by ...[read more]
June 21, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
A Chilean appeals court on Monday ordered the temporary suspension of a USD $10 billion hydroelectric dam project in Patagonia. HidroAysen, a private Chilean venture, seeks to build five dams whose construction was approved by the Chilean government in May. The Puerto Montt court approved three ...[read more]
April 10, 2007
by Joe Shaulis
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled that a Bush administration plan to protect salmon and steelhead near hydroelectric dams in the Columbia River Basin violated the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Monday's unanimous decision by a three-judge panel affirmed decisions by an ...[read more]
February 8, 2007
by Robert DeVries
Former Baathist military operations officer Rashid Hussein Mohammed claimed during his genocide trial before the Iraqi High Tribunal Thursday that he was just defending his country against Iran during the Anfal campaign of the late 1980s, and called for US military commanders to be tried for their ...[read more]
May 27, 2005
by Tom Henry
US District Judge James A. Redden ruled Thursday that the Bush administration distorted information to downplay the harm that 14 federal dams cause to the endangered salmon and steelhead of the Columbia and Snake rivers, neglecting its duty to protect the species. The ruling means that the issue ...[read more]
May 5, 2005
by Jamie Sterling
A new rule announced Thursday by the US Department of Agriculture has opened one third of roadless national forest land- some 58.5 million acres- for road construction, logging, and other commercial purposes in Alaska and other western states. Of the total area, 34.3 million acres would be ...[read more]
March 20, 2003
by Bernard Hibbitts
In a press briefing Thursday Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld warned Iraqi personnel that they would be prosecuted for war crimes if they committed various destructive acts:If Saddam Hussein or his generals issue orders to use weapons of mass destruction, whether on coalition forces, Free ...[read more]

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