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Bush Midnight Regulations

Green News Report - May 7, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

In Today's Audio Report: Fires and bats and bears -- Oh My!; Congress to offer Cash For Clunkers; Some Democrats side with Republicans in stalling cli...

Obama Administration Flips Bush Endangered Species Ruling

AP | H. JOSEF HEBERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Federal agencies again will have to consult with government wildlife experts before taking actions that could have an impact on thr...

Environmental Group Seeks To Protect Informant

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The National Wildlife Federation on Tuesday challenged a government subpoena aimed at finding out who leaked the Bush administration's ...

Government Demands National Wildlife Federation Identify Inside Source

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The inspector general for the Commerce Department is trying to force a prominent environmental group to reveal who leaked the Bush ...

Notes from a "Pro-Abortionist"

Jenna Henry Hansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jenna Henry Hansen

Although "feminist" and "pro-choice" are not interchangeable, I know many women that are "accused" of being a feminist and/or pro-abortion just for speaking up.

California Sues Bush Administration To Save Endangered Species Act

AP | SAMANTHA YOUNG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California is suing the Bush administration to block last-minute endangered species regulations that are intended to reduce...

Montana Drilling Plan Approved By Bush Administration

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. — The Bush administration has approved a plan that could allow more than 18,000 natural gas wells to be drilled in southeastern ...

Bush's Midnight Regulations To Last Long After Presidency (VIDEO)

ANP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

George W. Bush is on pace to impose more last-minute changes to federal rules than any president in history. Many consider Bush's "midnight regulation...

Stopping Bush's Destruction of Our Environment

Robert Redford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Redford

Late Friday night a coalition of environmental and preservation groups filed an agreement with the Bureau of Land Management that could save 100,000 acres of pristine land that are endangered.

Last-Ditch Effort To Save Federal Lands From Drilling

Los Angeles Times | Nicholas Riccardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Reporting from Denver -- Environmental groups filed a lawsuit Wednesday as a last-ditch effort to block the sale of leases for 110,000 acres of federa...

Bush Midnight Regulations Drive Down Wages, Working Conditions

LA Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Aiming to ease farm labor shortages, the Bush administration issued sweeping changes to the nation's agricultural guest worker program Thursday, but C...

More Midnight Regulations: Endangered Species Act

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With just 39 days left in office, the Bush administration has just issued a final rule change on the Endangered Species Act despite the concerns of environmentalists and congressional Democrats.

Midnight Mischief

Edward Humes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Humes

Outgoing Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne has just finalized last-minute regulations gutting the endangered species act, a move opposed by the public, Congress, and President-elect Obama.

Bush Fast-Tracked Backcountry Legislation Put On Hold By Colorado Governor

Colorado Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

But late last week, Harris Sherman, director of the Department of Natural Resources, wrote a letter to the Department of Agriculture to request a dela...

The Battle Over Drilling Leases In National Parks

AP | PAUL FOY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SALT LAKE CITY — Conservation groups filed formal protests Thursday against what they call a "fire sale" of oil-and-gas drilling leases in Utah ...

Fish Gotta Swim? Not Until January 20

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

America's waters are under assault for a few more weeks, but to paraphrase Franklin Roosevelt's campaign song ("Happy Days Are Here Again"), clearer streams are near again.

New Rules

Lucy Carrigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lucy Carrigan

While we are all congratulating ourselves for the tremendous victory that is Barack Obama as our next president, the Bush administration is doing what it does best: screwing us.

Midnight Bush Labor Move May Violate His Own Guidelines

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Labor Department is attempting to complete a rule which "would add a step to the lengthy process of developing standards to protect workers' healt...

Why Bush's Last Minute Land Giveaway in Utah Matters

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

I was surprised when the Bureau of Land Management announced plans to hand over 6.4 million acres of public lands near some of Utah's most famous national parks to oil and gas companies.

Burning Down the House

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

On their way out, the Bush administration's political appointees will definitely vandalize property, beginning with our national parks.

Dems Eye Reversal Of Bush's Midnight Regulations

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Congressional Democrats are eyeing a little-known, Clinton-era law as a way to reverse Bush administration midnight regulations -- even ones that have...