The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has extended the public comment period re 2019 Beaufort Sea oil & gas lease sale. Due to disruptions caused by the Nov. 30 Anchorage-area earthquake, the comment period will now end Jan 4, 2019, 11:59pm EST

via Wed. 12/19: Deadline for comments on oil drilling in a pristine and perilous area filled with endangered animals – EXTENDED to Jan 4th! What’s not to write about? — INDIVISIBLE VENTURA

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Dear Safe Shippers, We have an opportunity to take our final action of the year — let’s do it for the orcas! WHAT? The Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Kalama WA Methanol Manufacturing and Export Project is open for comment. WHEN? Comments are due by 5:00pm on Friday, December 28, 2018. THE BACKSTORY: In April 2016, […]

via Safe Shippers’ Swan Song of 2018! — San Juan Islanders for Safe Shipping

TomDispatch Dec 11, 2018 It’s not been a good era for migrants — and no, I’m not talking about those “caravans” of desperate human beings from Central America heading for the U.S. (and the wrath of Donald J. Trump). I’m thinking about birds — shorebirds, in fact, which are surely the greatest migrants on the planet. […]

via The Vanishing — O Society

“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, […]

via Lawsuit Targets Zinke’s Secretive Program Undermining Wildlife Protection — Straight from the Horse’s Heart