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February
15,
2018
The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission approved a Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) recommendation to not open a hunting season for Yellowstone grizzly bears in 2018, less than a year after their delis
February
15,
2018
The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources is holding a legislative hearing today on five bills, including the “Recovering America’s Wildlife Act” (H.R. 4647). The following statement is from Jamie
February
12,
2018
Trump’s shortsighted budget is an unmitigated disaster for wildlife. 
February
12,
2018
We’re calling on Congress to pass an infrastructure plan that provides for carefully planned, resilient infrastructure without sacrificing healthy communities and our natural heritage to special interests.
Zinke advances road through Alaska wildlife refugeopens in new window
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke approved a land-transfer deal Monday to allow Alaska to build a road through a federal wildlife refuge in the southwestern part of the state.
23
Jan
2018
thehill.com
Trump plan for oil drilling off coast ripped by Florida leaders-in both partiesopens in new window
“Offshore drilling is a dirty business,” Defenders of Wildlife President and CEO Jamie Rappaport Clark said in a statement. “Even when there is no major catastrophe, marine wildlife is devastated by routine spills, air pollution, seismic blasting and other fallout from industrial oil and gas development in our oceans.”
19
Jan
2018
www.miamiherald.com
Conservation groups sue to protect right whalesopens in new window
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, alleges violations of the Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act. “The law is clear,” said Jane Davenport, senior attorney for Defenders of Wildlife, one of the plaintiffs. “The federal government must act, and act immediately, to save the right whale from extinction.”
19
Jan
2018
www.capecodtimes.com
Powerful lawmaker wants to ‘invalidate’ the Endangered Species Act. He’s getting close.opens in new window
The congressman who said he “would love to invalidate” the Endangered Species Act is closing in on his goal. Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) recently shepherded five bills out of the Natural Resources Committee he chairs that would dismantle the law piece by piece. Many Republicans on the panel say the proposals are necessary changes that would modernize the 1973 law. Democrats and conservationists say the bills would whittle away the law’s ability to save wildlife from extinction.
09
Nov
2017
www.washingtonpost.com
Dems Slam Arctic drilling plan as 'polar payout' to Big Oilopens in new window
Jamie Rappaport Clark, president of the Defenders of Wildlife, an environmental group, called the Alaska refuge “an incomparable wilderness” that supports more than 200 species of migratory birds in addition to its famous polar bears and caribou. Trump and other Republicans “want to put our wild places out for bid,” Clark said. “Enough is enough.”
17
Oct
2017
www.washingtonpost.com