Final EIS Released for SunZia Southwest Transmission Project
Proposal not viable as environmental impacts outweigh touted benefits
TUCSON, AZ (June 14, 2013) – The Bureau of Land Management released a final Environmental Impact Statement evaluating the effects of the proposed SunZia Southwest Transmission Project. SunZia Transmission, LLC, a private company, proposes to construct two 500-kV electric transmission lines across 500 miles from Lincoln County, NM to Pinal County, AZ.
Senators Hagan and Burr legislation would undermine balanced plan for the park
WASHINGTON, DC (6/13/2013) –– Defenders of Wildlife has launched a radio ad campaign in North Carolina to advocate for wildlife and balanced beach access at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. It features the voices of North Carolinians speaking out for conservation and against NC Senators Hagan and Burr’s efforts to overturn the successful Cape Hatteras management plan.
Washington, D.C. (May 23, 2013) — Oregon Senator Ron Wyden today released a framework for management of Oregon’s O&C forests. Below is a statement from Jamie Rappaport Clark, President, Defenders of Wildlife.
"We appreciate Senator Wyden's commitment to resolve conflicts surrounding the management of Northwest forests, but we urge the Senator to proceed carefully. The proposal outlined today has the potential to result in some damaging outcomes if not thoughtfully executed.
During their migration from the Arctic to South America, red knots stop on beaches along the U.S. east coast and feast on the annual hordes of horseshoe crab eggs. Last fall, many of those beaches were washed away by Hurricane Sandy, leaving conservation groups scrambling to restore them in time for the red knots to pass through.
After years of delays and political wrangling - not to mention millions of dollars spent - Secretary Jewell has the chance to finally put an end to a project that would devastate a fragile and vital habitat.