Wednesday, July 7 2010 8:12 PM EDT2010-07-08 00:12:50 GMT
The disaster in the Gulf of Mexico has put a laser focus on BP and their operations all over the planet. Turns out, the oil giant has left a trail of toxic waste in Nevada. But is there also a BP link to wild horse roundups?More>>
Chief Investigative Reporter George Knapp and Chief Photojournalist Matt Adams
Wednesday, July 7 2010 5:14 PM EDT2010-07-07 22:14:08 GMT
New figures show BP Oil is falling short of what it promised it could do to clean up spills in the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf might seem like a long way from Nevada, but our state has also been on the receiving end of BP promises, and they didn't work out well either.More>>
Sunday, May 19 2013 10:11 PM EDT2013-05-20 02:11:43 GMT
LAS VEGAS-- Metro officers have arrested two suspects accused of killing a teen while trying to steal his iPad. 15-year-old Marcos Arenas was run over by an SUV on Thursday near Charleston and Torrey Pines. PoliceMore>>
A father may be getting a small bit of closure after police say they've arrested the men responsible for his son's death.More>>
Sunday, May 19 2013 9:01 PM EDT2013-05-20 01:01:14 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A vehicle rollover has sent a 15-year-old to the hospital in critical condition. The accident happened just before 5:00 p.m. on Pilot Road near Bermuda Road. The driver of had to be extricatedMore>>
A vehicle rollover has sent a 15-year-old to the hospital in critical condition.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:05 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:05:13 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- When Randy Kleiner stopped to help an injured driver, he didn't expect to become injured himself. But on Thursday morning, as he was assisting someone who had crashed their car, anotherMore>>
When Randy Kleiner stopped to help an injured driver, he didn't expect to become injured himself.More>>
Monday, May 20 2013 12:01 AM EDT2013-05-20 04:01:24 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- While the Las Vegas metropolitan area in the last decade experienced more rapid growth in its suburbs than in its urban core, the percentage of residents living in poverty likewise increasedMore>>
While the Las Vegas metropolitan area in the last decade experienced more rapid growth in its suburbs than in its urban core, the percentage of residents living in poverty likewise increased faster in the suburbs than elsewhere.More>>
Sunday, May 19 2013 9:21 PM EDT2013-05-20 01:21:36 GMT
Three-thousand graduates walked the stage for the 50th UNLV commencement ceremonies. This is the day college students wait for. It's the end of late night study sessions and the beginning of their careers.More>>
Three-thousand graduates walked the stage for the 50th UNLV commencement ceremonies.More>>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:10 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:10:00 GMT
LAS VEGAS-- Some of the trams at McCarran International Airport are down due to an electrical failure. Officials tells us they stopped working this morning. Right now at least 2 trams are working, butMore>>
Some of the trams at McCarran International Airport are down due to an electrical failure.More>>
Sunday, May 19 2013 2:26 PM EDT2013-05-19 18:26:25 GMT
LAS VEGAS-- Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash on the I15 near the Speedway. We're told 3 people are dead. The driver of a Acura was driving northbound when for some reason he enteredMore>>
Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash on the I15 near the Speedway. We're told 3 people are dead.More>>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:25 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:25:46 GMT
As a family struggles with the death of a 15-year-old boy killed over and iPad, police are trying to track down the men responsible. Police say two men tried to rob the child of the device on Thursday.More>>
As a family struggles with the death of a 15-year-old boy killed over and iPad, police are trying to track down the men responsible.More>>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:09 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:09:50 GMT
Lines of people were wrapped around The Lotto Store twice this weekend for the second largest lottery in the history of Powerball. The jackpot has grown to $600 million. People tell 8 News Now they waitedMore>>
Lines of people were wrapped around The Lotto Store twice this weekend for the second largest lottery in the history of Powerball.More>>
Helldorado Days return to downtown Las Vegas this weekend, keeping alive the longest-running event in city history.More>>
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Environmental groups are again asking a federal appeals court to stop a plan to build a $3 billion natural gas pipeline from Wyoming to Oregon.
Defenders of Wildlife, the Sierra Club Toiyabe Chapter and Great Basin Resource Watch filed a new challenge to the Ruby Pipeline on Friday with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
They allege the federal Bureau of Land Management, the Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers didn't conduct adequate environmental reviews.
An official with pipeline developer El Paso Corp. said the lawsuit has no merit.
"The route underwent extensive review and numerous routes were considered," company spokesman Richard Wheatley told northern Nevada's Elko Daily Free Press. "The existing route was chosen because it has the least overall environmental impact."
A Sierra Club official told the Deseret News in Salt Lake City that planners failed to consider potential harm to water, public and tribal lands, and wildlife.
"We are not opposed to a gas pipeline, but the route that Ruby Pipeline has chosen is wrong for Nevada," David von Seggern said.
"Damage could be greatly reduced and more jobs created closer to where they're needed if they'd only move the pipeline to existing roads and developed corridors, maybe only 65 miles longer."
The 9th Circuit rejected earlier requests to halt construction of the 680-mile pipeline from Wyoming across Utah and northern Nevada to Malin, Ore. But a Center for Biological Diversity lawsuit remains before the court.
The lawsuit the three organizations filed last week is separate from two others filed with the appellate court by the Center for Biological Diversity and Lincoln County, Wyo.
John Hadder, executive director of Great Basin Resource Watch, told the Elko Daily Free Press his organization, the Sierra Club and Defenders of Wildlife haven't decided if they'll seek an injunction based on the new case.
He said he expected the court will eventually combine the Ruby Pipeline cases.
Environmental groups contend the pipeline would harm pristine and undeveloped lands and threaten an 800 cultural sites and breeding areas for imperiled sage grouse.
They also say the pipeline would cross nearly 1,100 bodies of water, posing another possible threat.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission gave El Paso clearance to begin the project in July, and work has begun on projects including a key compressor station in northeast Nevada.
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