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In a vote of 255-172, the U.S. House of Representatives today approved a bill offered by Representative Fred Upton which completely strips Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of all ability to regulate greenhouse gases and safeguard the nation from the impacts of climate change. The vote comes on the heels of a Senate decision to strike down four similar provisions only yesterday.
The U.S. Senate rejected four amendments today that would strip the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of its ability to regulate the emission of greenhouse gas pollution that causes climate change and threatens the health of our communities and natural resources.
WildEarth Guardians, the Sierra Club, and Defenders of Wildlife today filed suit for clean energy, challenging Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s and the Bureau of Land Management’s refusal to properly manage and plan coal leasing in the nation’s largest coal producing region.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 1, 2011) – Rep. Jim Costa introduced legislation on March 30 that would eliminate vital Endangered Species Act protections for imperiled fish and other wildlife in California’s struggling Bay Delta ecosystem.
Bills introduced today in the House and Senate seek to rapidly accelerate the production of dirty fossil fuels, including opening up more sensitive areas off American coasts and in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to dangerous oil drilling, pushing lease sales of oil shale reserves, and reinstating Bush-era oil and gas leases on public lands
As Republicans in Congress continue to do Big Oil’s bidding, more than 250,000 people from across the country spoke out to demand that oil companies keep out of America’s Arctic Ocean.
President Obama outlined federal efforts to reduce dependence on foreign oil and diversify energy sources, including renewable energy and efficiency in a speech today
It’s been 22 years since the world watched one of the worst environmental disasters of our time unfold in Alaska’s Prince William Sound. Now, even as tens of thousands of gallons of oil from that disaster still linger just below the surface of Prince William Sound’s beaches, the oil industry is pushing to drill in Alaska’s Arctic waters without the technology or know-how to clean up an oil spill in the Arctic’s extreme, icy conditions.
Although the American West holds enough renewable energy potential to fully power the entire United States, Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar today announced at a press conference that he intends to open the door for 2.35 billion tons of new coal mining in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming.
MISSOULA, Mont. (March 18, 2011) -- Ten conservation groups reached a legal settlement today with the Department of the Interior regarding wolf recovery and management in the Northern Rockies. The settlement was filed for approval with a U.S. Federal District Court in Montana. If approved by the court, the agreement would remove Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in Idaho and Montana and return management authority to those states, while retaining full protection in Washington, Oregon, Wyoming and Utah. It will also require Department of the Interior to withdraw a controversial policy memo used to justify not protecting imperiled species throughout their entire range.