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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2015 file photo, many peope hold signs in support of the Mexican gray wolf during a meeting of the New Mexico Game Commission in Albuquerque, N.M. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish announced the agreement with Arizona and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on ...
"These Obama-era rules were not only wildly unreasonable, but contrary to both the spirit and the letter of the Endangered Species Act." Greenwald said, "Their case didn't have a leg to stand on." But, he said, "The Trump administration doesn't want strong and needed protection for endangered species.

One of the most influential and controversial laws affecting the management of fish and wildlife in the United States has been the Endangered Species Act. Although this is the way it feels now, it wasn't that way when the law passed in 1973. The Senate passed the bill unanimously while the House voted for ...
Both moorhens and Koloa ducks were listed as endangered species under the Endangered Species Act in 1967. The Newell's shearwater was listed as an threatened species by the Fish and Wildlife Service in 1975. Lilley says a complete Environmental Impact Statement is required for developers to move ...
Republican lawmakers are trying to change the Endangered Species Act because they say it stymies the economy. One of the bills they've filed would allow the federal government to not only consider science but also the economic cost of listing a species as endangered. Others eliminate a way citizens ...
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt Jan. 31 spoke at the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture Winter Policy Conference and signed a Memorandum of Agreement establishing an interagency working group to evaluate and improve the Endangered Species Act ...

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26, 2018 — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service finalized a rule today declaring the Eureka Valley evening primrose successfully recovered under the Endangered Species Act. The wildflower grows on sand dunes in the area of Death Valley National Park and was protected under the ...
The Fish and Wildlife Service today announced the removal of Endangered Species Act protections from the Eureka Valley evening-primrose, in a long-delayed move that showcases how ESA litigation steadily but slowly drives federal action.
In the 2019 budget proposal released on Monday, President Donald Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommend allocating not a single dollar to the Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund, a program authorized by the Endangered Species Act that divvies out money to states and ...
The environmental groups' Notice of Intent to Sue asserts the Applicability Date Rule violates Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act ("ESA") because the agencies finalized the Rule without consulting with the Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service to prepare a Biological ...
ENDANGERED SPECIES. ESA proposals become political target practice. Michael Doyle, E&E News reporter. Published: Monday, February 19, 2018. The surprisingly colorful Barrens topminnow now carries the burden of the Endangered Species Act on its tiny, wiggling back.
The researchers said the larger area where the young fish are living may need to be protected as “critical habitat” under the Endangered Species Act. “Failure to protect these key habitats limits recovery opportunities and may increase the extinction risk of Sacramento winter-run chinook salmon that ...
As spring peeks around the corner and teases the Verde Valley, all eyes are to the sky on the bird species residing and migrating through Northern Arizona, such as the bald eagle, which is currently in its mating season and has a growing population since it was delisted from the Endangered Species Act in ...
In the 2019 budget proposal released on Monday, President Donald Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommend allocating not a single dollar to the Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund, a program authorized by the Endangered Species Act that divvies out money to states and ...
Several groups, including the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), believe the Endangered Species Act (ESA), as currently drafted, is broken. The Department of Interior, specifically the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service (collectively the Services), are tasked with implementing ...
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt Jan. 31 spoke at the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture Winter Policy Conference and signed a Memorandum of Agreement establishing an interagency working group to evaluate and improve the Endangered Species Act ...
The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, led by Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), will hold a hearing Wednesday advancing its goals of repealing the Endangered Species Act and gutting the Clean Water Act. The hearing will highlight testimony from industrial-scale agribusinesses and ...

Court asks feds to review decision to reject Endangered Species Act protections for Yellowstone bison ... A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reconsider its 2015 decision to deny Endangered Species Act protections for Yellowstone bison, saying the agency ignored a scientific ...
The Trump administration has set its crosshairs on endangered species as it marches steadily toward removing federal protections for birds, reptiles, fish, mammals, and even plants. Led by the Interior Department, the administration is dialing back Endangered Species Act protections to make it easier to ...
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As an outdoors enthusiast and sustenance hunter, I care about the Endangered Species Act, because it works to protect imperiled animals. Without critical species in the ecosystem everything breaks down. H.R 3354, the 2018 appropriations bill (that thing that funds the government, no big deal), is directed ...
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“The essentially boundless authority granted the federal government by the Fifth Circuit [U.S. Court of Appeals] to control local land and water use under the guise of species protection conflicts with a plain reading of the Endangered Species Act.” I spoke last week to the Illinois Association of Drainage ...
Since the Endangered Species Act became law in 1973, the U.S. government has played a critical role in protecting endangered and threatened species. But while the law is overwhelmingly popular with the American public, critics in Congress are proposing to significantly reduce federal authority to ...
The Endangered Species Act (ESA) has been one of the most effective tools used to protect America's perilously declining wildlife and has helped prevent the extinction of 99 percent of the species under its protection. The 1973 law provides a framework for using science to guide management and reduce ...
The Endangered Species Act is an American success story that has benefitted thousands of species of wildlife including the bald eagle, green sea turtles and southern sea otters. But it would be better—and generally cheaper—if we could prevent at-risk wildlife from needing the Endangered Species Act's ...
In 2012, the FWS designated "critical habitat" for the dusky gopher frog, as is required under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). In doing so, the FWS identified lands inhabited by the frog -- largely areas with open-canopied pine forests and ephemeral ponds. More controversially, the FWS also designated ...
Now that law, the Endangered Species Act, is under vicious attack in Congress by anti-conservation zealots uninterested in working with their counterparts from the other side of the aisle. Such is the state of our national affairs. The political climate makes it difficult to imagine a Republican president ...
The Republican-controlled 115th Congress has introduced at least 63 separate pieces of legislation that would strip federal protections for specific threatened species or undermine the U.S. Endangered Species Act, according to a new analysis from the Center for Biological Diversity. That's one such bill ...
The Interior Department is now preparing proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act regulations, which currently cover listed species, such as those seen here: the Yosemite toad, the Deseret milk-vetch and the delta smelt. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (toad);Bekee Hotze, USFWS(Deseret ...
... Trump's national monuments order MORE (R-Utah) “wants to 'invalidate' the Endangered Species Act” and that he's “getting close.” In that same newspaper, a George Washington University biologist wrote last week, “We don't need to save endangered species” because “extinction is part of evolution.”.
But thanks to the Endangered Species Act, ferrets have started re-establishing themselves in the state. Yet despite its success, this crucial environmental law is in danger of being dismantled by anti-wildlife politicians. Local naturalists, volunteers and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service scientists have been ...
Yet so far a series of court decisions have upheld that the federal government can do just that, making Fish and Wildlife Service, which with its hand-picked consultants controls how the Endangered Species Act is implemented, the most powerful regulatory body in America. Some time in a few months ...
Unless the U.S. Supreme Court takes up and reverses a lower court ruling in an Endangered Species Act case, a precedent will be set that threatens the Constitutionally protected right for people to be secure in their property nationwide. Attorney Tim Bishop explains how a recent court ruling allows the ...
The Republican-controlled 115th Congress has introduced at least 63 separate pieces of legislation that would strip federal protections for specific threatened species or undermine the U.S. Endangered Species Act, according to a new analysis from the Center for Biological Diversity. That's one such bill ...
On this day in 1973, President Richard Nixon signed into law the Endangered Species Act. The legislation's primary goal is to prevent the extinction of plant and animal life. It also seeks to restore the health and maintain the viability of endangered species by eliminating or lessening threats to their survival.
Now, no one is against the Endangered Species Act when they hear its vaguely-positive name. It has been with us since 1966 and there is no ...
Even though elephants are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, a provision in the act allows the government to give ...
As powerful climate deniers threaten to destroy even the most basic environmental protections, the Endangered Species Act is also under ...
In this photo taken May 17, 2015, a Louisiana black bear, sub-species of the black bear that was protected under the Endangered Species Act, ...
Seven years later, that preservation act was strengthened to become the Endangered Species Act. The new legislation was approved by ...
There are radical maneuvers among some Republicans in the House to eviscerate the Endangered Species Act and to cherry-pick species ...
The Endangered Species Act (ESA) has been wildly successful in Florida and throughout the nation since its passage in 1973, preventing more ...
Collin Peterson, a Democrat, is joining Republican ranks by sponsoring legislation to strip our state's gray wolves of Endangered Species Act ...
Let's set aside the flimsiness of the inclusion criteria and ask a more important question: Did the Endangered Species Act work? In other words ...
The Endangered Species Act is our nation's most effective law for protecting wildlife in danger of extinction. Since its inception, the act has ...
What was your reaction to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision not to list the Pacific walrus under the Endangered Species Act? Tell us ...
Should Congress adopt amendments to the Endangered Species Act, it will mark the first amendments to the Endangered Species Act in ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Bicknell's thrush, a migratory songbird that summers in the Adirondacks, does not warrant listing under the ...
Rob Bishop (R-Utah), advanced five bills today that would hamstring the Endangered Species Act and condemn hundreds of species to ...


 

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