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'Walking Conflict of Interest': Fossil Fuel Industry Lobbyist Now Second-in-Command at Interior Dept.
"David Bernhardt is absolutely the wrong choice for deputy secretary of the Interior. All you have to do is look at his record."
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Warnings as GOP Aims to Gut Protections for Endangered Species
House and Senate committees consider bills to roll back longstanding protections for vulnerable plants and animals
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Jettisoning 'Best Available Science,' Trump Admin. Tosses Out Federal Protections for Yellowstone's Grizzlies
The "ongoing threats the bears face will now be compounded by trophy hunting and lethal removal by trigger-happy state agencies," says Andrea Santarsiere of the Center for Biological Diversity
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Earth Day, The Climate Agreement and March for Science
It’s no coincidence that Earth Day, the first anniversary of the signing of the climate agreement and the March for Science are all taking place on the same day, April 22 . It is the people’s day. It has been the people’s day since 1970, when Sen. Gaylord Nelson (D-Wisc.), Rep. Pete McCloskey (R-...
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Lawsuits Pile Up, Resistance Revs Up Against Trump's KXL Order
'This project is going to be fought at every turn'
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'Shameful Vote': 17 Senators Draw Progressive Outrage for Enabling Trump
"You are now responsible for the actions that Ryan Zinke will take as Secretary of the Interior," reads a letter aimed at 16 Democrats and Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine. "I plan to hold you accountable."
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Biologists Warn Half of All Species to Face Extinction by 2100, as GOP Pushes to Destroy Protections
Days after Republican lawmakers speechified about dismantling the Endangered Species Act, biologists ring alarm bells about global mass extinction
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One Way You Can Help Fight Against Political Interference in Science: Tell Us About It
Since Election Day and into the first weeks of the Trump presidency, we’ve heard a lot about “alternative facts” and clampdowns on the ability of scientists to present scientific evidence or speak to the press. Congress last week signaled its intent to neutralize the Environmental Protection Agency...
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Nine Questions for Ryan Zinke, Donald Trump’s Pick to Lead the Interior Department
Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke will begin Senate confirmation hearings today for the post of Secretary of Interior in Donald Trump’s cabinet. As Secretary, he would oversee America’s 500 million acres of public lands, including the National Park System. Zinke would also have responsibility for...
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Attacking Science in Week One: How Congress is Trying to Dismantle Public Protections
You may have heard that Congress is back in session this week. The House of Representatives started off by trying to eviscerate their own independent ethics watchdog behind closed doors on a national holiday. The public noticed, raised hell, and forced the chamber to reverse course. But the...
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