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The Senate today struck down a bill proposed by Senator McConnell (S. 953) in a decisive vote of 57-42.
Hundreds of scientists, 67 members of Congress, more than a dozen national conservation organizations and nearly 300,000 citizens are calling on the Obama administration today to strengthen protections for wildlife and water in its proposed forest policy.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 13, 2011) – Legislation (H.R. 1819) was introduced on May 10 by Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI) that would amend the Endangered Species Act to eliminate protections for gray wolves in portions of the Northern Rockies that were not included as part of the final delisting rule published last week and eliminate the public review process for the proposed delisting of wolves in the western Great Lakes. In addition, the proposed legislation would remove federal protections for wolves in New Mexico and Arizona once the wolf population hits an arbitrary number without addressing persistent threats to their survival.
Don Barry will join Defenders of Wildlife this June as its new executive vice president. This is part of an ongoing leadership transition following President Rodger Schlickeisen’s announcement of plans to retire after 20 years on October 1, 2011 -- handing over the reins to Defenders’ current executive vice president, Jamie Rappaport Clark.
The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the third bill in a series of three fast-track drilling pieces that favors Big Oil profits over safety of coastal communities and environments.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 12, 2011) – Rep. Devin Nunes introduced a bill yesterday that would eliminate vital protections for California’s Bay Delta.
The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the second in a series of three fast-track drilling bills that imposes arbitrarily rushed permitting deadlines that would force the Secretary of the Interior to approve or deny drilling permits within 30 days. If a final decision is not made within 60 days, the bill requires that the permit automatically be approved.
The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the first in a series of three bills that mandates the acceleration of the offshore drilling permitting process and opens up new areas to oil and gas drilling, including offshore along the coasts of California, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Virginia and Florida and in the Arctic Ocean.
Laramie, Wyo.— The U.S. Department of the Interior withdrew a controversial legal opinion yesterday, which could restore much-needed protections for the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 4, 2011) – The U.S. Department of the Interior announced today that it will be issuing a final rule to remove protections for gray wolves in the Northern Rockies.