The House is expected to vote on a bill that would waive at least 14 environmental laws within 100 miles of the southern U.S. border, and has already spent time voting on legislation to weaken the Endangered Species Act. The post House Republicans Fiddle While Forest Service Runs Out Of Money To Fight Wildfires appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Earlier this year, Representative Doc Hastings, a powerful foe of wildlife conservation and Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, launched a horribly biased and slanted attack on the Endangered Species Act (ESA). It began...Show More Summary
A great hammerhead shark (Sphyrna mokarran). (Photo: Wendell Reed / Flickr Creative Commons) Last month, scientists, conservationists, and the ecotourism industry alike were all disappointed when the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) determined that the great hammerhead shark will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Show More Summary
O n behalf of California Trout (CalTrout), the Environmental Defense Center (EDC) has sent a 60-day Notice of Violations and Intent to Sue to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Bureau) alleging violations of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Show More Summary
Ken Cuccinelli, former Attorney General and Republican Gubernatorial candidate in Virginia, poked fun at supposed “juggernaut” Hillary Clinton and offered praise to GOP congressional candidate Dave Brat. Appearing as a guest on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, June 15, Cuccinelli commended Brat and how he “Connected when he talked about issues. Show More Summary
The state of Idaho is again fighting a proposal to list a native Idaho desert plant as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The state has developed a conservation plan for the plant and doesn't believe a listing is warranted. Click here for the full story
May 16, 2014, was Endangered Species Day. The predecessor of the Endangered Species Act was the Endangered Species Preservation Act of 1966, which permitted the listing of native U.S animal species as endangered and authorized the Secretary...Show More Summary
Despite the fact that wildlife across the planet are facing ever increasing threats from a burgeoning human population, habitat destruction and climate change, there is much to celebrate on the ninth annual endangered species day. Namely,...Show More Summary
The Endangered Species Act lists different green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) populations as both threatened and endangered. (Photo: Oceana / Eduardo Sorensen) Whether you love sharks, whales, or sea turtles, today is a great opportunity to celebrate your favorite marine species. Show More Summary
Recent articles point to concerns over U.S. Fish and Wild Service decisions to consider listing the sage grouse and lesser prairie chicken as additions to the Endangered Species Act. Generally, environmental groups support listing the birds, while western states, agricultural interests and developers oppose the additions. -kg
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (together, the Services) – the two federal agencies responsible for administering the Endangered Species Act (ESA) – to...
Some huge news courtesy of the Wild Fish Conservancy. Wild Fish Conservancy and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) have settled the lawsuit filed by the Conservancy March 31, 2014 seeking Endangered Species Act (ESA) compliance for WDFW’s “Chambers Creek” hatchery winter steelhead programs. Show More Summary
Forty-four years ago the very first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970, marking a commitment to environmental protection. During that decade, Congress passed the Endangered Species Act, and the Environmental Protection Agency was created. I was in high school. Show More Summary
By Travis Perry?Kansas Watchdog OSAWATOMIE, Kan. — There’s no doubt about it, the Endangered Species Act is the kind of fuzzy, feel-good legislation that most people can back in theory. After all, who doesn’t like the idea of protecting Mother Nature? But in practice, steps taken to protect flora and fauna often pit folks against...
Two Montana environmental groups are suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for again failing to follow Endangered Species Act requirements, this time as they relate to bull trout. LINK (via:The Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
Are there lessons from 'Noah' that can help Evangelicals better care for the earth? "The Endangered Species Act is our Noah's Ark and Congress and special interests are trying to sink it!"
In response to the rapid and severe decline of the lesser prairie-chicken, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced the final listing of the species as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), as well as a final special rule under s...
U.S. laws protecting polar bears are based on a deeply flawed study that even the authors now admit has problems. The decision to list the polar bear as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) was based on a 2006 study that said polar bear numbers had fallen, and the survival rate for cubs was declining. Show More Summary
Rep. Doc Hastings recently released a report and a set of proposals that would effectively gut the Endangered Species Act (ESA), severely curtailing the act's ability to protect the nation's most imperiled species. He calls it ESA "reform," but the real goal of Rep. Show More Summary
In a damning rebuke of the Obama administration's plans to strip Endangered Species Act protections from gray wolves across most of the lower 48, a panel of five independent scientists has unanimously concluded that it is not supported...Show More Summary