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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.

We Need Change at Interior, Not More of the Same

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Obama faces a choice between a new direction that would place environmental conservation above corporate interests, and a pick similar to past selections at the Department of the Interior.

Not Home Yet: The Terrible Carnage of Bush's Final Days

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

As if eight long years of hell under Bush were not enough, we now have to suffer this accelerated push to destroy our future in the last days of his reign of terror.

The Subversion of Irreversibility: Bush's Final Assault on Endangered Species

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Plants and animals currently protected by law from the impacts of dams, highways and other large-scale projects will no longer be if Bush has his way on his way out.

Help Wolves In Greater Yellowstone

Cindy Letchworth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cindy Letchworth

With gray wolf populations estimated to be below 2-3000, scientists believe it will be nearly impossible for the wolves to sustain long-term health should federal protections be lifted.

CA Atty. Gen. Calls on Bush Admin. to Abandon Endangered Species Changes

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Bush administration wants to alter many environmental rules before it leaves office. The changes could put "entire species and ecosystems at risk for complete destruction," says Jerry Brown.

Speed Readers on Steroids

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

The struggle between public servants in environmental agencies and the political servants of polluters in the White House continues. In writing about ...

Government May Weaken Endangered Species Act For Fish

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SEATTLE — A panel of federal appellate judges is being asked to decide whether the government should count hatchery-raised salmon and steelhead ...

Palin's War on Wildlife Takes to the Sea

Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker)

Palin's unlikely Vice Presidential nomination may actually be a blessing in disguise for these animals who otherwise might have declined in obscurity.

Time To Save Endangered Species Act

Cindy Letchworth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cindy Letchworth

Palin is suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service because she believes the polar bear should not be on the Endangered Species list. This is an example of what happens when non-scientific individuals start making decisions on which animal or plant deserves protection.

Death by Definition: Save the Endangered Species Act! Now!

George Lakoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
George Lakoff

Our major environmental protection legislation is being gutted -- now. Not by Congress. Not by the courts. Not even by Bush. It is being destroyed by redefinition, by a series of linguistic tricks.

"No Comment" from McCain on Bush's Evisceration of Endangered Species Act

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Dorner

While environmentalists and the public at large have been almost singularly focused on energy issues when it comes to the environment and the presiden...

Administration Diverts Comments On New Endangered Species Act

Treehugger | Jeremy Elton Jacquot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Sure, the Fish and Wildlife Service is interested in reading your comments about the Bush administration's latest gutting of the Endangered Species Ac...

The Interior Secretary with His Pants Down

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

The Bush administration has sent a clear signal that the administration will spend the rest of its days razing the rules and regulations of the Endangered Species Act left standing.

Bush Administration Readies Gutting Knife for Endangered Species Act

Jeremy Jacquot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeremy Jacquot

New regulations engineered by the Interior Department will allow federal agencies to decide for themselves whether infrastructure projects, like dams and highways, would harm endangered species.

The Will to Disbelieve

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Roberts

If we acknowledge that polar bears' survival is threatened by global warming, the ESA is far more radical than we dreamed when we passed it.

Bush Gutting The Endangered Species Act

Washington Post | Juliet Eilperin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

With little-noticed procedural and policy moves over several years, Bush administration officials have made it substantially more difficult to designa...