Western Caucus Members Push Anti-Endangered Species Act Bills, Again

It’s looking like déjà vu all over again as the Congressional Western Caucus has begun to introduce another package of anti-wildlife, anti-public lands, anti-Endangered Species Act (ESA) bills. The new package of stand-alone bills is – so far – nearly identical to draft legislation the caucus released this past fall. And, like the previous package, the bills would eliminate key protections for wildlife that have been in place for more than 45 years.
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Statement from Defenders of Wildlife on Migratory Bird Protection Act Passing Out of the House Natural Resources Committee

Statement from Robert Dewey, Vice President for Government Relations, Defenders of Wildlife upon the Migratory Bird Protection Act passing out of the House Natural Resources
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Newly Announced Expansion of Border Wall Could Be Disastrous for Wildlife

The Washington Post reported that the Trump administration will redirect $7.2 billion in Pentagon funds to build over 800 more miles of border wall.

Press Releases

Groups optimistic about administration’s reported decision to pause Arctic oil drilling

Announcement reflects the concerns of millions of Americans that Arctic oil drilling is too risky (05/27/2010) - WASHINGTON (May 27, 2010) – The following statements

White House review of MMS environmental review procedures will be crucial

(05/27/2010) - Summary: The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is seeking public input regarding its review of Minerals Management Service (MMS) environmental review procedures and

Reprieve for the Arctic Ocean

Obama to announce suspension of Arctic drilling (05/27/2010) - Summary: President Obama is expected to announce today that offshore oil drilling in the Arctic will

Drilling must be put on hold, Defenders of Wildlife says

Presidential moratorium must be restored (05/26/2010) - Summary: At today's House Natural Resources Committee hearing, Secretary Salazar discussed the Obama administration's review of the Gulf

Wildlife advocates file suit to protect world’s most endangered whale

(05/25/2010) - BOSTON (May 25, 2010) — Litigation filed today in federal court seeks to expand habitat protections for the critically endangered North Atlantic right
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