In, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania and many other states, right now is coyote killing contest season. Once deer season has ended, many predator hunters take to the field, killing as many coyotes as they can with the use of electronic callers, night vision and assault-style rifles with thermal imaging scopes. In Michigan, only […]

via Michigan’s Wildlife Killing Contests Reward Animal Abusers Like This… — Wolf Patrol

A Michigan trophy hunter’s permit to bring the skull, skin and horns from a critically endangered black rhinoceros he shot in Africa to the U.S. will likely be approved by the Trump administration, according to a report by The Associated Press. Chris Peyerk, of Shelby Township, Mich., applied for the import permit in April. The “applicant requests a permit to […]

via Trump administration reportedly approves trophy hunter’s permit for endangered rhino remains — WKRN News 2

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Conservation and community groups sued the Trump administration Wednesday, challenging environmental permits for a Taiwan company’s planned $9.4 billion plastics complex in Louisiana. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Washington accuses the Army Corps of Engineers of failing to disclose environmental damage and public health risks, and of failing to adequately consider […]

via Environmental groups challenge plastics complex permit — KAMR – MyHighPlains.com

The NY Times reports Federal agencies would no longer have to take climate change into account when they assess the environmental impacts of highways, pipelines and other major infrastructure projects, according to a Trump administration plan that would weaken the nation’s benchmark environmental law. Read more at Trump Rule Would Exclude Climate Change in Infrastructure Planning – The […]

via Trump Rule Would Exclude Climate Change in Infrastructure Planning — Natural History Wanderings

by Katie Fite as published on CounterPunch In early November, Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley introduced the Malheur County Empowerment for the Owyhee Act, an astonishingly awful public lands and wilderness Bill The bill is aimed at enriching ranchers and other local interests. It is the Vale Project reborn from the weed wastelands […]

via A Cattle Industry and Local Control Power Grab: Inside the Malheur Owyhee Public Lands Bill — Straight from the Horse’s Heart