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2011-02-01 18:14:00

CANTIL, Calif., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Friends of Jawbone: A federal judge Saturday declined to restrict public access to some 5,000 miles of roads and trails in the West Mojave desert. A coalition of environmental groups had asked United States District Judge Susan Illston to allow only the use of street legal vehicles across the 9.3 million acre planning area of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) West Mojave Plan (WEMO). Illston...

2009-08-20 09:18:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Terra-Gen Power, LLC, (Terra-Gen), a wholly-owned affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners (ArcLight), announced today that its corporate subsidiary Coso Operating Company, LLC (Coso) has executed a settlement agreement with Little Lake Ranch, Inc. (LLR), which resolves pending litigation challenging the approval of Terra-Gen's Hay Ranch Water Project. Terra-Gen is pleased to announce today that it has resolved a claim in California Superior Court associated...

2009-08-03 08:30:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Terra-Gen Power, LLC, ("Terra-Gen"), a wholly-owned affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners ("ArcLight"), announced today that its Coso Geothermal Facility ("Coso") has obtained critical permits from the US Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management ("BLM") to construct a 9 mile pipeline to recharge the existing geothermal reservoir that will allow Coso to significantly increase generation of renewable baseload power. The BLM has granted a Record of...

2008-08-13 18:00:23

By Jason Pesick Environmentalists are celebrating a lawsuit's dismissal, which they say will result in the protection of swaths of Death Valley National Park. On Friday, a federal judge dismissed much of a lawsuit filed by Inyo County against the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service. "It is a good day for Death Valley National Park," said Ted Zukoski, a lawyer for Earthjustice. The nonprofit environmental law firm represented six environmental groups that intervened...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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