Habitat Conservation

When habitats are threatened, so are the animals who live there.

Interior Spending Bill Threatens Environment

Bill Slashes Conservation Spending and Undermines Environmental Protections

(11/03/2003) - WASHINGTON , DC -- Defenders of Wildlife today was strongly critical of H.R. 2691, the final Interior appropriations bill, saying it cuts funding for the landmark Conservation Trust Fund by nearly half a billion dollars, strips important environmental protections, opens new lands to development, and severely restricts public participation in key environmental management decisions.  

Court Records Show Bush Administration Systematically Violating Environmental Laws

(05/02/2003) - WASHINGTON – In the first of a series of in-depth reports on the Bush administration's implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, Defenders of Wildlife, with the assistance of the Vermont Law School's Clinic on Environmental Law and Policy, has concluded that the court record shows systematic efforts by the Bush Administration to weaken the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), one of the nation's fundamental environmental laws. Defenders today released Weakening the National

Federal Judge Rules That Cattle Grazing on Public Lands Prompting Buffalo Slaughter Should Be Halted

(05/13/2002) - WASHINGTON, D.C. – United States Magistrate Judge John Facciola today ruled that livestock grazing on the Horse Butte allotment near Yellowstone Park that has prompted continued slaughter of Yellowstone’s buffalo should be temporarily halted. In a fifteen-page opinion, Judge Facciola ruled that the Forest Service had violated the National Environmental Policy Act by failing to do any environmental analysis before re-issuing a 10-year grazing permit on December 19, 2000 for the Horse Butte

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