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The Sunlight Foundation: Current and former officials intervene on billionaire’s behalf in battle with Peru

Facing a battle with the Peruvian government over a smelting operation that has caused severe environmental damage to a town in the Andean mountains, the…
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Cuts hurt New York environment department, officials say – Syracuse Post-Standard

ALBANY, N.Y. — Budget and staffing cuts were hurting the ability of the Department of Environmental Conservation to do its job well, fired Commissioner Pete Grannis and his successor told an Assembly hearing Thursday. Gov. David Paterson fire Grannis …
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Officials Assess Damage From Blast in Gulf of Mexico

The explosion touched off flurries of conflicting reports about sightings of oil slicks in the water and whether any workers had been injured in the blast.
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Environmental officials investigate dolphin deaths

Federal environmental regulators are investigating an unusually large number of bottlenose dolphin deaths along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico that occurred before the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
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Environmental officials look at dolphin deaths

Environmental regulators are investigating an unusually large number of bottlenose dolphin deaths along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico.
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