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Ted Turner ranch aims to aid endangered black-footed ferrets

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A more than half-million-acre ranch that straddles the New Mexico-Colorado border and is owned by media mogul Ted Turner has asked for permission to import endangered black-footed ferrets.

The carnivores have struggled across the Great Plains, and the Vermejo Park Ranch wants to bolster their numbers as part of a recovery program spanning 12 Western states.

EPA must step in over mountaintop removal mining: Greens

Source: 
The Hill

The Sierra Club says local environmental groups are joining it in a lawsuit to force the Environmental Protection Agency to use its powers under the Clean Water Act to regulate mountaintop removal mining in Kentucky and West Virginia, believing that state authorities are not doing what they should to protect waterways, The Hill reports.

Environmentalists reach out to minorities over police shootings

Source: 
National Journal

Environmental groups like the Sierra Club and Friends of the Earth have been taking steps on social media to show solidarity with the black community over the deaths of Michael Brown in Missouri and Eric Garner in New York, National Journal reports, noting that the green movement is trying to diversify its base of supporters.

Climate change fight has voter support: Green poll

Source: 
The Hill

No matter the winners in significant battleground states in the 2014 elections, voters there support the fight against climate change, the Sierra Club said, citing statistics from a poll conducted by Hart Research Associates, The Hill reports.

Sierra Club releases poll on climate change

Washington, November 21, 2014, 11:00 am

Sierra Club holds media teleconference to release polling results on voter attitudes about climate change in six battleground states. 

Enviros use Keystone vote to raise money

Source: 
Bloomberg

The Sierra Club, the League of Conservation Voters and Tom Steyer’s NextGen Climate have all lobbied supporters for donations following the Senate’s narrow vote to defeat a measure backing the Keystone XL pipeline, Bloomberg reports.

Music part of arsenal in fight against climate change

Source: 
National Journal

The Hip-Hop Caucus has joined with major environmental groups including 350.org, the Sierra Club and the Natural Resources Defense Council in putting together the People's Climate Music -- featuring artists including Common, Ne-Yo and Choklate -- published in a four-song EP available free on iTunes this week and a full album due out Dec. 2, National Journal reports.

Democrats, greens keep eye out for environmental riders in lame duck bills

Source: 
E&E

Congressional Democrats and environmental groups say they are ready to scope out and fight potential Republican environmental riders to essential spending bills in the lame duck Congress, E&E reports.

Green groups avoid Kansas election, unsure about Orman

Source: 
E&E

Despite Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts' unpopularity among environmentalists, major green groups are staying out of his state's Senate race as independent challenger Greg Orman has been ambiguous in his stance on energy and environment issues, E&E reports.

Sierra Club settles with Mississippi Power over Kemper plant

Source: 
Platts

Under a settlement reached with Southern Co. subsidiary Mississippi Power – which still needs approval from the Mississippi Public Service Commission -- the Sierra Club has agreed to drop its opposition to the company's proposed coal-gasification project in Kemper County while the company agrees to convert four coal-fired units to natural gas elsewhere, Platts reports.

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