Open Letter from Charlotte Roe Environmental misdeeds are flourishing, as those who value their financial gain above clean air and water, wildlife, and measures to combat global warming are using the COVID-19 pandemic to make hay. One of the biggest is now before us — and calls for quick action. 1. The BLM, in its long […]

via BLM’s $1 Million Disaster Plan, Extinction and the Aye-Aye Lemur — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Center for Biological Diversity News Release BAKERSFIELD, Calif.― On the eve of a holiday weekend and during a global pandemic, the Trump administration last week approved a new oil well and pipeline in Carrizo Plain National Monument. It would be the first well drilled in the monument since it was established in 2001.

via Trump Administration OKs Oil Drilling in Carrizo Plain — Natural History Wanderings

Defenders of Nature News Release The Trump administration announced that it will finalize new regulations that roll back protections against extreme methods of killing predators and other wildlife in Alaska national preserves. National preserves are managed by the National Park Service (NPS) like national parks, except hunting and fishing are permitted. NPS’s new regulations for […]

via Trump Administration Finalizes Extreme Predator Hunting Rules in Alaska National Preserves — Natural History Wanderings

National Parks Conservation Association Press Release Federal agencies tasked with protecting America’s national parks, public lands, and waterways did the opposite today by advancing the proposed 210-mile Ambler industrial mining road. The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) has consistently fought the proposed road and associated mining district, which threatens Alaska Native communities and the remarkable […]

via Trump Administration Sacrifices Parklands, Wildlife and Alaska Native Ways of Life for Mining Road  — Natural History Wanderings

Endangered Species Laws Endangered!

Like most of our federal laws and regulations intended to protect the environment, the Endangered Species Act is under fire because the political party now in power is opposed to government regulations that impose any perceived limitations on economic activity. There are a number of laws grinding their way through the legislative process that would […]

via Endangered Species Law is under fire — Death of a Million Trees