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
Some of the most popular animal stories from the last week include: Despite recent pressure from politicians to scale back the Endangered Species Act, many plants and animals have actually been saved by the conservation law. SomeoneShow More Summary
Report says only 2 percent of protected species have been recovered thanks to the law at a cost of billions of dollars.
As the Endangered Species Act celebrated its 40th anniversary at the end of 2013, its administrative agency, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, was mired in controversy. At issue was a proposal to remove the gray wolf (Canis lupus) from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and add the Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi).
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) — As the Endangered Species Act (ESA) celebrated its 40th anniversary at the end of 2013, its administrative agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), was mired in controversy. At issue was a proposal...Show More Summary
A 6-month extension in the listing process will allow time for further review of science The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced today that it will extend the deadline for our final decision on whether to list the wolverine under the En...
A once endangered minnow that makes its home in the Oregon backwaters could become the first fish ever to be taken off the U.S. Endangered Species Act protection list after a re-introduction effort has brought the species back from the brink of extinction. Show More Summary
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Republicans in Congress on Tuesday called for an overhaul to the Endangered Species Act to curtail environmentalists' lawsuits and give more power to states, but experts say broad changes to one of the nation's cornerstone environmental laws are unlikely given the pervasive partisan divide in Washington, D.C.
Environmentalists have abused the law to restrict development in the name of animals, critics say.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Republicans in Congress are calling for an overhaul to the Endangered Species Act, but experts say broad changes to one of the nation's cornerstone environmental laws are unlikely given the pervasive partisan divide in Washington, D.C.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reopening for 14 days the public comment period on the proposed special rule that would provide regulatory certainty for landowners by exempting from regulation conservation actions and development undertaken in ac...
by Alex Balk "For the US government, the grizzly bears of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming embody a stunning success story: a population resurgent after 40 years of protection under the Endangered Species Act. More than 700 bears...Show More Summary
I was saddened when the sharp-tongued, insight-rich On The Public Record blog ceased to be; the anonymous writer offered up some of the most-intelligent words written on California’s water scene. Well, he’s back. And yes, I’m all tingly. His latest post concerns California’s looming drought (still no water in the forecast), and true to iconoclastic […]
Two diverse pubs today! But both deal with 'species'. 1) Does the Endangered Species Act Preempt State Water Law? by Robin Kundis Craig, S.J. Quinney of Law, University of Utah Download SSRN-id2374509 Abstract: In March 2013, in The Aransas Project v. Shaw, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District...
The federal Endangered Species Act turned 40 this past weekend. On December 28, 1973, then-President Richard Nixon signed into law what has proven to be the nation’s most controversial environmental law. So it’s an especially appropriate time to alert Legal Planet readers that a major, recent conference on the ESA sponsored by the U.C. Davis […]
Appropriate post for the celebration of the 40th birthday of the Endangered Species Act, signed into law on 28 December 1973 by President Richard M. Nixon. 'Environmental flows' - that's fine, but what is this 'Anthropocene' stuff? Lest you've been living in a cave for the past few years, you...
Richard Nixon signed the Endangered Species Act during a brief period of strong environmental regulation. 40 years later the law remains controversial as threats like climate change make it harder for those it's meant to protect. The post Endangered Species Act Turns 40 Facing Environmental And Political Dangers appeared first on ThinkProgress.
It has not been a good year for Rep. Doc Hastings' relentless efforts to gut the Endangered Species Act -- or even a good month, for that matter. And that's a very good thing for every imperiled plant and animal in America waiting to get the protection of the Act, which celebrates its 40th birthday on Dec. Show More Summary
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is taking comments on the proposed listing of the Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of Arctic grayling (Thymallus arcticus) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Following the status review, the Service...Show More Summary