Press Releases

June
12,
2019
Today’s California Fish and Game Commission vote to protect native pollinators
June
12,
2019
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) released its three-year plan to propose removing 25 threatened or endangered species currently listed under the Endangered Species Act, including the delisting of species that are not yet recovered like
June
12,
2019
Conservation groups today sued the Trump administration for failing to protect severely imperiled lesser prairie chickens under the Endangered Species Act.
June
11,
2019
Ten environmental groups sued the Trump administration today to challenge rollbacks of the 2016 Well Control and Blowout Preventer Rule, a safety regulation meant to prevent another blowout like what happened during the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon
In a Texas border town, a church on the edge and wildlife at riskopens in new window
This tiny strip of wildlife along the river is now in jeopardy because of the border wall," says Paul Sánchez-Navarro, senior representative for advocacy group Defenders of Wildlife. "We're talking over 50,000 acres of deforestation."
09
May
2019
www.cnet.com
Condors to be Reintroduced in NorCal; Threats Remainopens in new window
"Defenders of Wildlife remains concerned about releasing condors into a landscape rife with threats to their continued survival," she said, "from the familiar threat of lead poisoning to the emerging threat of rodenticide poisoning."
08
May
2019
www.publicnewsservice.org
Trump seeks weaker protections, as 1 million species face extinctionopens in new window
“The most damaging actions for biodiversity from the Trump administration are not necessarily species-specific,” Malcom said. “They are big national policy changes, such as long-lasting damage to the Endangered Species Act programs through budgetary cuts, as well their revisions of the ESA regulations and roll backs of protections on federal lands and waters.”
06
May
2019
www.rollcall.com
Senate confirms former oil and gas lobbyist David Bernhardt as interior secretaryopens in new window
Former oil and gas lobbyist David Bernhardt was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday to lead the Interior Department, an agency that controls nearly half a billion acres of public land and the vast amount of oil and gas mineral resources resting beneath it.
11
Apr
2019
www.washingtonpost.com
Documents: CBP Ignored Federal Biologists’ Input on Border Wallopens in new window
Border security officials visited wildlife preserves in Starr County, then blew off the recommendations of the scientists they brought along.
10
Apr
2019
www.texasobserver.org