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Defense Mobilizes Louisiana National Guard to Fight BP Oil Spill

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

The US Defense Department authorized the deployment of the Louisiana National Guard to help local communities in the cleanup and removal of oil. Whether critical habitats can be protected from contamination is the question of the hour.

Senator Feinstein Drops Her Amendment to Override the Endangered Species Act

Leda Huta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leda Huta

The West Coast fishing industry and the California Bay Delta ecosystem were saved from the brink of disaster last week when Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) dropped her amendment to override the Endangered Species Act.