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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Environmental News Summary - 24th July to 30th July 2003

Environmental News Summary - 24th July to 30th July 2003

Date : 30th July 2003, Source : ENS



PRESIDENT'S WILDFIRE BILL HEADS TO SENATE FLOOR

By J.R. Pegg
WASHINGTON, DC,
July 24, 2003 (ENS) - The Senate Agriculture Committee today approved legislation that largely mirrors both a House bill and the Bush administration's plan for reducing the threat of wildfire on public lands. The bill streamlines federal planning requirements for thinning forests on some 20 million acres of federal land and limits legal challenges to agency actions, but critics say it will do little now - or in the future - to address the threat of wildfires.

BIG PURCHASERS CAN SPARK SUSTAINABILITY SHIFT

WASHINGTON, DC, July 24, 2003 (ENS) - Mega-consumers such as government agencies, corporations, international organizations, and universities are critical to the effort to shift the world toward an environmentally sustainable future, finds a new study from the Worldwatch Institute.

GHANIAN ANTI-MINING ACTIVISTS THREATENED AND HARRASSED

By Mike Anane
ACCRA, Ghana,
July 30, 2003 (ENS) - The National Coalition of Civil Society Groups Against Mining in Ghana's Forest Reserves has condemned what coalition members describe as deliberate and horrific acts of harassment directed at two of their colleagues by Ashanti Goldfields Company Limited, the district chief executive of Adansi West, and a number of the traditional rulers in the Obuasi area.





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