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This Dec. 13, 2016 shows the former Anaconda smelter smokestack behind sculptures of miners at the Anaconda Smelter Stack State Park viewing area in Anaconda, Mont. Residents in the nearby community of Opportunity are suing for the right to clean the toxic metals left by the smelter from their yards and claim federal environmental officials and the smelter's owner have botched a 34-year cleanup. (AP Photo/Matt Volz)

Montana landowners say government botched arsenic cleanup

- Associated Press

George Niland wonders whether he should wear a respirator when he mows his lawn. Serge Myers laments not being able to garden in his backyard. Rob Phillips puzzles over why his 22 acres have been marked as an unblemished island surrounded by a sea of contamination.

New Jersey OKs gas pipeline through protected Pinelands

- Associated Press

New Jersey environmental regulators on Friday approved a hotly contested plan to run a natural gas pipeline through a federally protected forest preserve amid raucous protests that included drums, tambourines and choruses of "This Land Is Your Land."

California lawmakers announce bills to protect environment

- Associated Press

Democratic lawmakers in California on Thursday announced their first attempt to protect the state's wide-ranging environmental regulations from potential interference by President Donald Trump's administration.

Study: Global warming is shrinking river vital to 40M people

- Associated Press

Global warming is already shrinking the Colorado River, the most important waterway in the American Southwest, and it could reduce the flow by more than a third by the end of the century, two scientists say.

Texas Republican criticizes explicit signs at women's march

- Associated Press

A Texas Republican said Thursday he was deeply disturbed by explicit signs at the Women's March on Washington last month while acknowledging that President Donald Trump's vulgar and sexually predatory comments about women triggered the display.

Correction: Wolf Derby-Settlement story

- Associated Press

In a story Feb. 23 about a lawsuit involving a wolf- and coyote-shooting contest in Idaho, The Associated Press reported erroneously the disposition of the suit. The judge dismissed part of the lawsuit, not the entire lawsuit, and a decision on an action the groups have against the U.S. Forest Service involving Idaho for Wildlife's predator contest is pending.