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July
24,
2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  CONTACT: Haley McKey, 202-772-0247, hmckey@defenders.org   WASHINGTON (July 24, 2017) – Today is the close of the public comment period for the classification of the wild red wolf population ...
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July
21,
2017
Agreement Resolves Long-Running Disputes, Advances Renewable Energy Goals, Creates Jobs, and Preserves more than 26,000 Acres for Endangered Wildlife
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July
20,
2017
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 218, the “King Cove Road Land Exchange Act,” that would remove wilderness wetlands in Izembek National Wildlife Refuge from federal public ownership. If enacted, the ...
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July
19,
2017
Environmental committees in both the House and the Senate are taking aim at American’s most effective law for protecting wildlife in danger of extinction: The Endangered Species Act.
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Western governers wrong on Endangered Species Act
The recently concluded conference of the Western Governors' Association issued a strange resolution asking Congress to make significant changes in the Endangered Species Act to give more power to the states in administering this critical federal conservation law. But while Montana's governor lauds its success in keeping sage grouse, western cutthroat trout and fluvial arctic grayling from being listed as endangered, the truth is that none of these species are anywhere near recovered. The governors have confused conservation plans with actual species recovery, which puts their cart before the horse in demanding changes to the longstanding and successful Endangered Species Act.
24
Jul
2017
missoulian.com
Environmental Groups, Solar Developer Reach Settlement Agreement
Kim Delfino, Defenders of Wildlife’s California Program Director, says, “When projects are planned ‘smart from the start,’ it ensures that we will not sacrifice California’s natural heritage to meet our clean energy goals.”
24
Jul
2017
solarindustrymag.com
Fight Over Planned Solar Farm Ends in Settlement
“The Panoche Valley is a globally important landscape,” said Kim Delfino, Defenders of Wildlife’s California program director. “The new agreement recognizes the significant conservation value of the Panoche Valley, reduces the size of the project in this unique valley and moves half of the project to a better site outside of the valley.”
21
Jul
2017
www.courthousenews.com
IN FOCUS: National Conservation Organization Says Proposed Border Wall Would Hurt Ecosystems
On a recent taped episode of KRWG-TV’s In Focus, Michael Dax, a national outreach representative with Defenders of Wildlife, a national conservation organization says that there are three main ecosystems that his organization is concerned about along the border, they are coastal California, Sky Islands (mountains), and the Rio Grande Delta.
21
Jul
2017
krwg.org
Fish And Wildlife Service Backs GOP-Led Bills To Chip Away At Endangered Species Act If the efforts succeed, the 1973 law could go the way of the dodo
WASHINGTON — As Earth stares down the barrel of a sixth mass extinction event, conservative lawmakers in Washington have taken aim not at climate change or habitat loss, but at one of the most important laws meant to protect imperiled species and combat the biodiversity crisis: the Endangered Species Act.
21
Jul
2017
www.huffingtonpost.com
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