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Court shuts down Interior’s second illegal land deal with King Cove Corp

A federal District Court decision released late yesterday resoundingly shut down the Interior Department’s second attempt at an illegal land exchange with the King Cove Corporation to make way for a road through vital protected wetlands in Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.

More than 12,000 Acres of Endangered Species Habitat Permanently Protected as ‘North Carrizo Ecological Reserve’ in Response to Defenders Settlement Agreement

The California Fish and Game Commission (FGC) voted in April to permanently protect nearly 20 square miles of land in eastern San Luis Obispo County as the North Carrizo Ecological Reserve.

Court Rejects Koch Brothers-funded Group’s Attack on Rare Texas Arachnid

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals today rejected an attack on the Endangered Species Act’s constitutionality brought by a special interest group financed by the Koch brothers.

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2011 Press Releases

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Christmas comes early for America’s wild lands

Millions of acres of America’s unique public lands could receive needed protections Summary: The Department of the Interior today issued a new “Wild Lands” secretarial

Congress calls for more science before Arctic Ocean drilling

38 members write to Sec. Salazar on Shell’s pending request to drill in Beaufort Sea WASHINGTON (12/21/2010) - Thirty-four members of the U.S. House of

Feds release draft plan to guide solar energy on public lands across the West

Draft impact study signals shift in solar energy planning strategy WASHINGTON (12/16/2010) - The Interior Department released an environmental study today that is viewed by

Endangered Species Act protections “warranted” for wolverines

Threats found to be of “high magnitude” yet species still awaits ESA listing Bozeman, MT (12/13/2010) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determined today
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