Environmental brief ~ Schwarzenegger signs bill creating California's largest conservancy Tom Henry at 9:15 PM ET
In Thursday's environmental law news, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation today creating the Sierra Nevada Conservancy. It is California's largest at 25 million acres, and runs from the Oregon border to Kern County. The press release is here. He also signed legislation prohibiting cruise ships from incinerating trash or dumping graywater within three miles of the California coast. The bills are here (incineration) and here (graywater). Reuters has more.
The US has submitted a proposal to add great white sharks to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) treaty. The US also hopes to ease restrictions on the American bald eagle, citing a dramatic improvement in its population. The UN convention is scheduled to meet in Thailand in October. AP has more.
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