Suspects Arrested for Assaulting Activist

Authorities announced arrests in an assault on Konstantin Fetisov, who campaigned against construction of a highway through Khimki, a Moscow suburb. Click here for more.

In other news, several utilities companies in Florida are suing the EPA for increasing water standards. The EPA’s move could affect nearly all of the state’s wastewater treatment plants, many of which complain they won’t meet the federal standards once the rules are enforced in 14 months. Click here for more.

On the other side of the continent, a hearing has been scheduled to protect the Big Sur River. “The Big Sur River is designated as Critical Habitat for steelhead under the federal Endangered Species Act,” said Bill Jennings, chairman/executive director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance. “The hearing will provide a critical opportunity to restore flow, water quality and habitat for these endangered species.” Click here for more.

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