User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Legislation
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The Energy 202: Trump's new rules make it easier for energy companies to escape penalties for killing birds 16.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Accidentally killing birds no longer breaks the law.
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On the lower Rio Grande, a glimpse at the border Trump wants 14.4.2018 AP Top News
ROMA, Texas (AP) -- Stymied by Congress and the courts, President Donald Trump has struggled to make good on his signature campaign promises to build a wall and stop migrants. But there is at least one place where his vision is becoming reality: the sinuous lower Rio Grande Valley, scene of more unauthorized crossings than any other stretch between the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico....
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Trump administration clips the wings of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act 14.4.2018 Washington Post
In an opinion benefiting oil companies and others, guidance to federal wildlife police says a 100-year-old law can no longer be used to hold companies accountable for bird deaths unless killing birds was the “underlying purpose” of the activity that caused them.
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National Park Service to 'modestly' raise entrance fees in plan to cut repair backlog 13.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The National Park Service will increase entrance fees at 117 national parks by at least $5. The increases are far smaller than had previously been proposed by the Trump administration.
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Ryan Zinke Needs to Decide if He Wants to Spend the $2.5 Billion Congress Gave Him 13.4.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Since his confirmation in March 2017, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s push to trim the department he oversees while opening more public lands to energy development has been lauded by Republicans and denounced by Democrats. When it came to the […]
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The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt gets top deputy despite Democratic opposition 13.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Andrew Wheeler's role is especially critical right now.
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Three office workers experience burning eyes and throats after exposure to unknown powder in Greenwood Village 13.4.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
South Metro Fire Rescue is investigating a hazardous material situation after three office workers were exposed to an unknown powder while moving boxes.
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California offshore oil firms hit with nearly 400 violations 12.4.2018 AP Business
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Oil and gas companies drilling in state waters off Southern California violated regulations nearly 400 times in the past three years, according to a report being released Wednesday by an environmental group....
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Leaked Proposal Shows Trump Administration Planning to Kill Crucial Protections for Threatened Animals 12.4.2018 Mother Jones
Trump’s Department of the Interior is seeking to “revise” key, 40-year-old regulations which currently protect more than 300 threatened plant and animal species listed under the 1973 Endangered Species Act, according to a draft document that quietly leaked last week. The document, a memo from the Interior to the White House, outlines a proposed rule […]
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APNewsBreak: California oil firms had nearly 400 violations 11.4.2018 AP Business
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Oil and gas companies drilling in state waters off Southern California violated regulations nearly 400 times in the past three years, according to a report being released Wednesday by an environmental group....
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The Energy 202: Fox News disrupts Pruitt’s otherwise friendly conservative media tour 5.4.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Fox News disrupts Pruitt’s otherwise friendly conservative media tour
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Bollywood star Salman Khan gets 5 years for poaching deer 5.4.2018 AP Top News
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Bollywood star Salman Khan was convicted Thursday of poaching rare deer in a wildlife preserve two decades ago and sentenced to five years in prison, with the trial judge describing him as a "habitual offender."...
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Von Miller's shark catch has him under investigation by Florida wildlife agency 5.4.2018 Washington Post
Von Miller's shark catch has him under investigation by Florida wildlife agency
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The Energy 202: Environmentalists, ethics experts question Scott Pruitt's unusual hiring practice 4.4.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Environmentalists, ethics experts question Scott Pruitt's unusual hiring practice
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The planet will survive Scott Pruitt's EPA tenure. Humanity has less of a chance 4.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Your editorial that highlights how U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s policies are likely to accelerate global warming at a huge economic and human cost is well taken. (“The EPA’s Scott Pruitt has to go,” editorial, March 30)

I must question the statement...

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A fierce opponent of the Endangered Species Act is picked to oversee Interior's wildlife policy 4.4.2018 Washington Post
A fierce opponent of the Endangered Species Act is picked to oversee Interior's wildlife policy
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The Daily 202: Mueller may release multiple reports on Trump, obstruction and Russian interference 4.4.2018 Washington Post
The Daily 202: Mueller may release multiple reports on Trump, obstruction and Russian interference
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Colorado AG, oil and gas industry groups urge state Supreme Court to relax rule for protecting public health and the environment 4.4.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman on Tuesday weighed in with a 68-page formal argument urging the state Supreme Court to overturn a legal ruling requiring protection of people and the environment before allowing more oil and gas drilling.
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The Energy 202: Trump administration again targets California's environmental rules 3.4.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Trump administration again targets California's environmental rules
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Justice Department Sues California Over Law Blocking Public Land Sales 3.4.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The Justice Department sued California on Monday, seeking to block a new state law that restricts the U.S. government’s ability to sell and manage federal public lands.
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