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Policy News: April 22, 2019 22.4.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: Member Opportunities Call for new ESA Rapid Response Team members. ESA Communications Training in Flagstaff, June 7: travel awards available. Action Alert. Congress Senate confirms David Bernhardt as Interior Secretary. Executive Branch EPA releases a list of candidates for the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee. States 15 Attorneys General oppose proposed Waters ...
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How a Tiny Endangered Species Put a Man in Prison 22.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  They passed around a bottle of Malibu rum as gunshots bellowed into the desert night. A trio of young men had set up camp near the unincorporated town of Crystal, 80 miles outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. As […]
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As California’s delta smelt spirals toward extinction, a future in captivity awaits 22.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Time may be running out for California’s most infamous fish.

Despite a decades-long rescue effort, the tiny delta smelt appears closer than ever to vanishing from its only natural home, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Now, some worry it won’t be long before the only place the once-abundant species...

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A conversation with DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen 19.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A conversation with DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen about her priorities, the role of the DNR and how to get more Minnesotans outside.
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Keillor's bookstore sold to a St. Paul native 18.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Common Good Books in St. Paul has a new owner and a new name, "Next Chapter Booksellers."
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Hollister Ranch can’t graze cattle and claim to be an environmental steward at the same time 17.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: The residents of Hollister Ranch may object to being characterized as “rich landowners who just want a private beach,” but their actions in keeping out the public from the shoreline it owns show them to be exactly that.

People who graze cattle on the land and then invoke “pristine...

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Why updating the 1872 Mining Act with environmental regulations is unnecessary 14.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: The op-ed article, “Why let mining companies rip up public land like it's 1872?” presents a misleading picture of mining and the laws that govern it.

The 1872 Mining Act is not an environmental statute. That’s why mining operations are subject to exhaustive environmental, ecological...

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Interior secretary nominee David Bernhardt’s ethics problems aren’t going away 11.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

President Trump’s pick to the lead the Interior Department heads for a confirmation vote as early as Thursday, with his career as a lobbyist raising ethical and legal concerns and doubts about his independence from the energy and water industry groups he long represented.

Acting Secretary David...

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Policy News: April 10, 2019 10.4.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Recipients Visit the Hill to Advocate for Science Funding Ten ecology graduate students visit Washington, DC to receive policy and communications training and meet with their members of Congress. Agency Leaders Defend President’s Budget Request More details about steep cuts to science programs released. Members ...
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See how the Interior Department has tried to stifle ethical doubts raised about its acting chief 10.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

When it comes to acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt’s involvement in plans to loosen environmental restrictions on water flows for Central Valley farmers, a few things are clear and many more are murky.

What’s clear is that Bernhardt, who became deputy Interior secretary in 2017, was involved...

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36,000 Pangolins Killed For Biggest Shipment Of Scales 8.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The shipment was worth nearly $39 million.
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Protect the state’s environmental legacy from Trump’s onslaughts 8.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California’s native species and its precious water resources are in serious need of some Trump insurance.

The state has laws that safeguard threatened wildlife and regulate water quality. But they are muscles and sinews that function only because they are attached to the bones of strong federal...

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Chelsea Clinton on talking to kids about the environment and what’s going on in the world 5.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Amid the daily hustle of jobs to do and families to feed, local communities to foster and personal cultures to preserve, it can sometimes be easy to forget that the planet is massive and she's also mad as hell. Climate change is more than just a Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor — although Save Our...

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Cats Should Be Killed to Save Most Endangered Species 28.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Islands only take up around 5.3 percent of land on Earth, yet they are home to 75 percent of known extinctions of bird, mammal, amphibian and reptile extinctions since 1500.
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Ryan Zinke was an embarrassment as Interior secretary. David Bernhardt would be dangerous 28.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Ryan Zinke was an embarrassment as secretary of the Interior, making headlines for his prolific personal and political use of airplanes and helicopters at government expense, and for various displays of pomposity, such as raising and lowering the flag over department headquarters depending on whether...

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Plan to remove gray wolves from Endangered Species Act sparks battle 28.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and environmentalists are at war over the agency’s latest plan to strip gray wolves of their federal protections and turn management of the often-reviled predators over to states and tribes.

“If the agency’s proposal gets finalized, we will see them in court,”...

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Recording Reveals Oil Executives Laughing About “Unprecedented Access” to Trump 26.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Reveal. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Gathered for a private meeting at a beachside Ritz-Carlton in Southern California, the oil executives were celebrating a colleague’s sudden rise. David Bernhardt, their former lawyer, had been appointed by President Donald Trump to the powerful No. 2 spot at the […]
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Oil Execs Chortle Over 'Unprecedented' Access To Trump Officials In Secret Recording 24.3.2019 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
One speaker in the 2017 tape boasts of a petroleum group's links to David Bernhardt, who is now the acting Interior chief.
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This Month in Climate Science: First Climate-Induced Mammal Extinction, Color-changing Oceans and Stranded Sea Turtles 19.3.2019 WRI Stories
This Month in Climate Science: First Climate-Induced Mammal Extinction, Color-changing Oceans and Stranded Sea Turtles Comments|Add Comment|PrintThe Bramble Cay melomys is believed to be the first mammal to go extinct due to climate change. Photo by Ian Bell/EHP, State of Queensland Every month, climate scientists make new discoveries that advance our understanding of climate change's causes and impacts. The research gives a clearer picture of the threats we already face and explores what's to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Policy News: March 18, 2019 18.3.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: President’s Budget Releases, Proposes Deep Cuts to Science and Environmental Programs The president’s budget proposal reflects the administration’s priorities across the federal government for fiscal year (FY) 2020. ESA submits requests to Congress for science funding. ESA Goes to the Hill for Climate Science Day The Climate Science Working Group held its ...
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