“We’ve already seen Zinke put politics over science in Endangered Species Act decisions, from the Pacific walrus in Alaska to boreal toads in Colorado,” WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Trump administration today to expose a secretive program that denies Endangered Species Act protection to imperiled species like the Pacific walrus. Today’s lawsuit, […]

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Michael Klein (Cayman Compass) writes about actor Adrian Grenier’s recent participation at the Caribbean Transitional Energy Conference at the Kimpton Seafire Resort and Spa in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Grenier is an actor, ocean conservationist, and co-founder of the Lonely Whale Foundation. Klein reports: Next time you go diving or snorkeling, leave your underwater camera […]

via Striving for Cleaner Oceans — Repeating Islands

Trump Administration Seeks to Roll Back Endangered Species Act JUL 20, 2018 The Trump administration on Thursday announced plans to roll back the Endangered Species Act, ordering federal agencies to consider economic impacts before listing animals as protected under the law. The newly proposed guidelines by the Interior Department would allow corporations involved in mining, […]

via Endangered Species Act is a wildly successful piece of legislation that has prevented 99% of the species it protects from going extinct–Now Trump Will Get Rid of It — Eslkevin’s Blog

The Washington Post reports on the Interior Department’s plan to rush through approval for drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge raising concerns about the protection of this environmentally fragile are. The Interior Department has commissioned an expedited environmental review of the impact of leasing part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and […]

via Drilling In Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Will Get Fast Review — Natural History Wanderings

The New York Times reports The Interior Department on Thursday proposed the most sweeping set of changes in decades to the Endangered Species Act, the law that brought the bald eagle and the Yellowstone grizzly bear back from the edge of extinction but which Republicans say is cumbersome and restricts economic development. The proposed revisions […]

via Interior Department Proposes Severely Weakening Endangered Species Act — Natural History Wanderings