The legal tangle intensifies as Republicans target parts of the Endangered Species Act
The Endangered Species Act is one of the great success stories for both the environment and the government. Since it was enacted in 1973, the government has been charged with protecting not just species that were on the brink of extinction,...Show More Summary
Dozens of failed attempts to weaken the law may be vindicated under Trump Administration.
The Magic 8-Ball sez, "You betcha." Now, with the ascension of President-elect Donald Trump, Republicans see an opportunity to advance broad changes to a law they contend has been exploited by wildlife advocates to block economic development. “It has never been used for the rehabilitation of species. Show More Summary
Republicans in Congress are getting ready to roll back the reach of the Endangered Species Act
Bye bye, birdie.
In control of Congress and soon the White House, Republicans are readying plans to roll back the influence of the Endangered Species Act, one of the government's most powerful conservation tools, after decades of complaints that it hinders drilling, logging and other activities.
Environmentalists fear impact if it's repealed or replaced.
Groups argue against unwarranted proposed Endangered Species Act listing Alexandria, VA – December 13, 2016 – Several regional and national recreational fishing organizations submitted official comments to NOAA Fisheries opposing listing Pacific bluefin tuna as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Show More Summary
“This fall, for the first time, the United States placed seven types of bees under the protection of the Endangered Species Act. It was the latest development in a decade-long saga of bee colonies dying off and governments scrambling to save them. Pesticides, invasive species, loss of habitat, and climate change threaten hives—and, consequently, parts...
California just got $558 million in drought relief. Also, a potential death sentence for its endangered fishes. The post The Drought-Busting Bill Congress Just Passed Might Screw the Endangered Species Act appeared first on WIRED.
The striking, brilliant blue hyacinth macaw, like many other parrots in Central and South America, is facing an uphill battle. When combined with its naturally low reproductive rate, stressors related to habitat loss, reduced growth of new forest, hunting, predation, disease, competition and the effects of climate change are putting the hyacinth macaw at further...
Austin American-Statesman reports, “The Save Our Springs Alliance, with one legal avenue to stopping construction of Texas 45 Southwest seemingly blocked and bulldozers already clearing land, has signaled it will challenge the project on other grounds. Show More Summary
The import of lion trophies to the United States was significantly reduced due to the species being listed as protected under the Endangered Species Act, and the United States announced that it will not allow the import of lion trophies from captive bred lions killed in canned hunts in South Africa. Show More Summary
DALLAS – Last week, Director of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service David Ashe, announced new regulations for the importation of lion trophies into the United States under the Endangered Species Act. The new regulations allow for the importation of wild or wild-managed lion trophies from South Africa – home to many wild lion populations. Show More Summary
The Pacific bearded seal's future is on thin ice, literally and figuratively. The seals, known for their long, mustache-like whiskers, live and feed off the ice flows that cover the shallow waters off the coast of Alaska and the Arctic. Those flows are expected to decline dramatically, shrinking as......
A Texas judge has sentenced a 19-year-old man to five years probation for shooting and killing two endangered whooping cranes. The case is a rare example of a successful prosecution under the Endangered Species Act, which among other things, bans the killing of an endangered animal, and punishes...
A Texas judge has sentenced a 19-year-old man to five years probation for shooting and killing two endangered whooping cranes. The case is a rare example of a successful prosecution under the Endangered Species Act, which among other...Show More Summary
Several environmental groups returned to their natural habitat in the courthouse on Wednesday in hopes of securing Endangered Species Act protections for the Pacific fisher, a mink-like creature found partly … Click to Continue »
This CRS report by M. Lynne Corn and Alexandra M. Wyatt, The Endangered Species Act: A Primer, was issued on 8 September 2016. I hesitated to post it then but it dawned on me that many of our water management decisions in the USA are driven by endangered species so...