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I'm a Pro-Business Republican, but Weakening the Endangered Species Act Will Hurt Us in the Long Run | Opinion 23.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Development is great, but at what price?
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Environmental Groups Sue Trump Administration Over 'Head-in-the-sand' Approach to Protecting Endangered Species 23.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Earlier this month, the Trump administration finalized changes to a set of regulations which would diminish the protections afforded to threatened species.
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Craving for caviar is driving the Danube River's sturgeon to extinction 22.8.2019 LA Times: Nation

Rising demand from unwitting consumers, local greed amid a failing economy, weak controls and corrupt law enforcement are driving the Danube's last wild sturgeons to the brink of extinction.

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A corporate land and water grab is happening in Utah — and the Trump administration isn’t doing anything to stop it 22.8.2019 Raw Story
A company wants to mine sand in southern Utah about 10 miles from Zion National Park to use for fracking and has signed contracts to buy more than 391 million gallons of water a year from a nearby city and a water district. Environmental groups and an animal sanctuary are trying to block improvements to […]
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Environmental Groups Just Sued the Trump Administration Over Its Endangered Species Act Rollback 22.8.2019 Mother Jones
Environmental and animal rights groups are taking the Trump administration to court over rules finalized last week by the departments of Commerce and Interior weakening the Endangered Species Act’s protections. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday by Earthjustice on behalf of seven groups including the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Defenders of Wildlife, alleges […]
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Groups sue Trump’s EPA in response to ‘nauseating’ approval of bee-killing pesticide 21.8.2019 Raw Story
“Pure pro-pesticide politics.” A pair of environmental groups on Tuesday filed suit against the President Donald Trump administration over the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent approval of expanded use of the bee-killing pesticide sulfoxaflor across 200 million acres in 12 states. The Center for Food Safety and the Center for Biological Diversity filed the suit (pdf) in […]
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Letters to the Editor: Our freeways kill mountain lions. Caltrans should fix that — now 21.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Plans have been drawn up for freeway wildlife crossings that would help local mountain lions. Why aren't more being built right now?

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Editorial: Save California's species from Trump 21.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

A California bill could limit the local damage caused by U.S. gutting of the Endangered Species Act. So what are we waiting for?

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Front Range area missed air quality deadline, plans to improve 20.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The Environmental Protection Agency has announced a Colorado region missed its air quality standards deadline.
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Bill Maher Doubles Down on Wish for a Recession 18.8.2019 NewsBusters
Real Time host Bill Maher doubled down on his desire for a recession Friday night. Maher has expressed his wish for a recession multiple times; hoping that an economic downturn would lead to President Trump losing his bid for a second term in the White ...
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Federal Lands Are Becoming Tribal Lands Again 17.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The smell of scorched soil and burnt wood filled the air. Michael Rondeau, CEO of the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, looked over the damage, clad in forest-green pants and a lemon-yellow jacket […]
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Potential plutonium hot spot found on eastern edge of Rocky Flats 17.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A soil sample taken along the eastern edge of Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge near Indiana Street has turned up an "elevated" level of plutonium in the path of a planned four-lane tollway that would nearly complete the beltway around Denver.
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Editorial: California's Joshua trees are threatened and the Trump administration is refusing to admit it 16.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The Trump administration declined to grant "threatened" status to Joshua trees, despite scientific studies detailing the dangers to its limited desert habitat that could decimate the species by century's end.

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The Trump Administration Is Pushing Wildlife to the Brink of Extinction | Opinion 15.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
President Donald Trump has eviscerated the Endangered Species Act at the worst possible time for wildlife and the planet. And humans will ultimately pay the price.
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Federal agency to consider protections for lake sturgeon 15.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Federal regulators will consider extending legal protections to lake sturgeon — prehistoric fish once abundant in the Great Lakes but reduced to dangerously low numbers by overfishing, pollution and habitat destruction.
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Oregon man insists his Christian beliefs justify his refusal to pay taxes since 1999 14.8.2019 Raw Story
Even though he’s made hundreds of thousands of dollars in income, Michael E. Bowman hasn’t filed a federal income tax return since 1999. According to prosecutors, the Oregon man did so because he “disagrees with the law,” The Oregonian reports. Additionally, prosecutors say Bowman paid someone 20 years ago to file fraudulent returns for him starting […]
Editorial: Trump guts the Endangered Species Act. Polar bears and bald eagles, take notice 13.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The Trump administration's revisions to the Endangered Species Act are an unconscionable assault on the environment and the species that we should be protecting, not destroying.

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‘Death by a thousand cuts’: Outrage as Trump administration weakens endangered species law 13.8.2019 Raw Story
US President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday finalized rollbacks to key provisions of the Endangered Species Act, a law supported by a large majority of Americans and credited with saving the gray wolf, bald eagle and grizzly bear. The changes include removing a rule that automatically conveys the same protections to threatened species and endangered […]
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How Much Are Polar Bears Worth? Trump Admin Limits Endangered Species Act With Cost-Benefit Analysis 13.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Secretary Bernhardt has worked his entire career to weaken wildlife protections for the sake of more drilling and mining."
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The Trump Administration Just Gutted One of the Most Powerful Environmental Laws on the Books 13.8.2019 Mother Jones
The Trump administration unveiled final regulations that weaken the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on Monday, just three months after the United Nations warned of the “unprecedented” decline in biodiversity around the world. “We are in the midst of an unprecedented extinction crisis, yet the Trump Administration is steamrolling our most effective wildlife protection law,” said […]
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