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We Must Protect the Endangered Species Act

David Yarnold | Posted 05.20.2016 | Green
David Yarnold

Once we lose a species we never get it back. There are always those who ask, "What's the big deal about one bird?" The web of life - the creation all around us - is ours to protect. And we know that if a species like the golden-cheeked warbler is in trouble, it means entire ecosystems are in trouble.

Goodwill Towards Wildlife Is Lacking In Congress

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 12.08.2016 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

It's time for Congress to stop slipping destructive anti-wildlife amendments into the appropriations bill, to do their jobs and fund the government. Let's ring in the New Year with a clean Omnibus Spending Bill, and a thriving wildlife heritage for future generations.

Feds Decide Not To Add Greater Sage Grouse To Endangered Species List

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday that it will not be adding the greater sage grouse to the federal endangered specie...

The Fate of Greater Sage-grouse is in Our Hands

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 08.01.2016 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Unless the federal plans are improved, the Fish and Wildlife Service may have little choice but to propose sage-grouse for listing under the Endangered Species Act.

Why Some Republicans Don't Want Legal Protection For This Unique Bird

Reuters | Ayesha Rascoe | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 13 (Reuters) - A wildlife protection fight over a quirky ground-dwelling bird highlights how two U.S. environmental groups have incre...

Inappropriate Appropriations

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 07.07.2016 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Congressional attacks on bedrock environmental laws are sadly nothing new. What is new, however, is the overwhelming magnitude and targeted nature of this recent wave of attacks. They are clearly intended to undermine the strength of lands, water and wildlife protections and would have disastrous implications for the future of conservation in the U.S.

Sage-Grouse Don't Threaten National Security

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 06.08.2016 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Military readiness and the conservation of greater sage-grouse- - an iconic and imperiled bird that makes its home in the American West -- and other imperiled species are not things most Americans would consider at odds with each other... because they aren't.

A Congressional Assault on Earth

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 06.20.2015 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

How are members of Congress celebrating Earth Day this year? Planting trees? Recycling? Passing legislation that will further protect our air, land, water and wildlife for generations? Guess again.

Kate Sheppard

Keystone, Meet The Grouse Wars

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The fight over the Keystone XL pipeline is about to become a fight over the lesser prairie chicken as well. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan...

A Horseback Account of America's Vanishing Prairie

Robin Walter | Posted 03.17.2015 | Green
Robin Walter

I peered through my mule's ears at a copper-coated bison squaring off with me in a remote corner of Northeastern Montana, and shortened my reins. Two weeks into a 3-month expedition to document the changing Great Plains landscape, this was our first bison.

Kate Sheppard

Sage-Grouse Species Get Thrown Under The Omnibus

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON – The $1 trillion omnibus spending agreement released by congressional lawmakers on Tuesday night ultimately managed to avoid including a...

After Bundy, Ranchers Continue to Bully Federal Government Without Consequence

Travis Bruner | Posted 10.14.2014 | Green
Travis Bruner

Consistent with its mandate as managers of federal land, the Bureau of Land Management has demanded the removal of cattle from the Argenta allotment, and the subsidized public lands ranchers have refused.

Government Plans to Kill the Messenger

Travis Bruner | Posted 07.08.2014 | Green
Travis Bruner

Ravens aren't the problem, and killing them isn't the solution. It would be better to listen to the message ravens bear about unstable ecosystems, and work towards restoration, rather than destroy our wild heritage.

A Wink and a Nod Won't Save a Declining Species

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Instead of fixating on what needs to be done to avoid a listing, the more relevant and legal question needs to be "What is necessary to conserve the species?"