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US Plans to Drop Protections for Gray Wolves in Lower 48
Wildlife Group: 'This is politics versus professional wildlife management'
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Sen. Sanders, Environmental Groups Call to End Fossil Fuel Subsidies
Today, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), Bill McKibben of 350.org, Brent Blackwelder of Friends of the Earth and Ryan Alexander of Taxpayers for Common Sense held a rally and press conference announcing a new piece of legislation aimed at eliminating all subsidies for...
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Obama Echoes Bush, Sets Plan for Polar Bear Extinction
“President Obama’s proposal for these magnificent and imperiled animals is a gift to Big Oil"
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How “Drill, Baby, Drill” and “Yes We Can” Got Married
American military prefers to make preemptive strikes. We know this. In America, corporations have enormous influence over the government—these days they essentially run the government. We know this too. And now a giant corporation has made a preemptive strike against nonprofit organizations. “...
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Pre-Emptive Strike: Shell Sues Environmental Groups
Royal Dutch Shell has launched a pre-emptive strike against environmental groups by filing a lawsuit against groups likely to challenge the company's plan to drill in the Chuckchi Sea in the Arctic, the Los Angeles Times is reporting . The lawsuit, the Los Angeles Time reports, is Shell's way of...
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Killing of Wolves from Air Draws Fire
SEATTLE — For years, the federal agencies that helped the U.S. wolf population recover under the Endangered Species Act have also quietly killed hundreds of wolves that threaten livestock or prized game. They've even taken to the skies - and are considering doing so again. Officials in Idaho said...
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Environmental Groups File Suit to Nullify Wednesday's Oil and Gas Lease Sale
Environmental groups have filed suit to nullify the results of the first oil and natural gas lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico since last year's BP oil spill , scheduled for Wednesday in New Orleans . The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., by Oceana, Defenders...
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BPing the Arctic, Again — Fast Tracking Shell’s Dangerous Drilling
One of the riskiest and most destructive extreme energy oil exploration projects on the planet is moving toward implementation without scientific understanding or technical preparedness — Shell’s oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean of Alaska. On August 4, the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management,...
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House Republicans Chop Clean Water, Air, Wildlife Funding
WASHINGTON - The Republican-led House Appropriations Committee has approved a restrictive spending bill for Fiscal Year 2012 that allows uranium mining on public lands adjacent to the Grand Canyon, prohibits funding for the U.S. EPA to set greenhouse gas standards, and exempts oil and utility...
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GOP Lawmakers Take Aim at Endangered Species Act
WASHINGTON — The Endangered Species Act has long had its foes, particularly in the West. But in recent months, the law has taken an unprecedented hit from Congress. Republicans, led by Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho, successfully used a budget bill signed into law by the president to return to the...
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