National Wildlife Refuges

Disastrous Bill Will Exempt Thousands of Acres of Wilderness From Environmental Laws

(05/04/2005) - Washington, DC - The so-called "Real ID" Act, expected to pass the House tomorrow, will expose thousands of acres of public land, including national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and wilderness areas along the U.S. border to extreme environmental damage, according to Defenders of Wildlife. 

"By exempting the Department of Homeland Security from environmental laws within public lands along the Mexican and Canadian borders, some of our nation's most valuable wilderness areas are

Senate Vote Doesn't End Arctic Fight

Drilling Backers Face Several Higher Hurdles in Near Future, Conservationists Say

(03/16/2005) - WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate's narrow vote today to leave approval for oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the larger Budget Resolution is a setback, but just the first round in a long fight, according to Rodger Schlickeisen, president of Defenders of Wildlife. 


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