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The Center for Biological Diversity and Defenders of Wildlife filed a lawsuit today against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the agency’s denial of Endangered Species Act protection to cactus ferruginous pygmy owls.
Groups launch fence incentive program to help Yellowstone-area landowners mitigate concerns with free-roaming bison
Twenty-four groups send letter to President Barack Obama asking for continued Endangered Species Act protection for wolves in the Pacific Northwest.
The Departments of the Interior and Energy released a final plan for solar energy development on public lands in the West, marking a historic milestone in our nation’s effort to accelerate environmentally responsible renewable energy generation that will create jobs, reduce greenhouse gases, and contribute to national energy security.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks approves wolf trapping, triples bag limit, eliminates quotas for 2012-2013 wolf hunting season.
House Ag Committee approves major cuts to conservation funding and damaging policy changes in 2012 Farm Bill.
Obama administration to ramp up drilling in Arctic Ocean. Interior Department released 5-year offshore drilling plan.
Defenders filed a petition to extend protections for North Atlantic right whales from boat collisions
Yesterday, the Senate passed an amendment to the Farm Bill that requires farmers who receive taxpayer-funded crop insurance subsidies to take adequate steps to protect the land and prevent water pollution, a vital conservation measure that helps protect hundreds of thousands of acres of land across the nation. However, the broader bill cuts overall funding for land, water and wildlife conservation by more than 25 percent, with potentially serious consequences.
Crucial programs that protect wildlife and habitat were slashed today in a bill approved by the House Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies appropriations subcommittee. While the bill’s overall funding is reduced by 4 percent, certain programs were singled out for the worst cuts in the bill. The subcommittee bill cuts the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by more than 20 percent and the land acquisition program under the Land and Water Conservation Fund by 80 percent below the FY 2012 enacted levels.