15 Apr '11, 12am

Terrible day for wildlife... Congress passes bill removing ESA protections for Northern Rockies wolves!

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 14, 2011) - Congress gave final approval for a budget deal today that includes a non-budget provision to strip federal protections for wolves in the Northern Rockies. The provision, put forth by Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) and Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID), requires the Secretary of the Interior to reinstate the same 2009 delisting rule that was declared unlawful by a federal district court, while insulating the provision from any legal challenge. The following is a statement from Rodger Schlickeisen, president of Defenders of Wildlife: “What Congress has done today at the request of Senator Tester and Representative Simpson is unforgiveable and marks a low point in the recent history of wildlife conservation. Never before has Congress stripped Endangered Species Act protections for one particular species, putting politics above sound science and our national...

Full article: http://www.defenders.org/newsroom/press_releases_folder/2...

Tweets

News: Gray Wolves and Wild Lands Targeted in Fe...

earthjustice.org 12 Apr '11, 7pm

Anti-environmental provisions that remove Endangered Species protections for endangered gray wolves and another that seeks...

U.S. Congress strips wolves of Endangered statu...

e360.yale.edu 13 Apr '11, 3pm

13 Apr 2011: U.S. Congress Strips Wolves Of Endangered Status — A Legislative First For the first time ever, the U.S. Cong...

Please Join the @Sierra_Club in Preventing Gray Wolf Delisting #savewolves

Please Join the @Sierra_Club in Preventing Gray...

treehugger.com 15 Apr '11, 6pm

READ MORE: U.S. Congress Removes Wolves from Endangered Species List -- A Legislative First For the wolves being delisted,...

U.S. Congress Removes Wolves from #Endangered Species List #savewolves

U.S. Congress Removes Wolves from #Endangered S...

treehugger.com 13 Apr '11, 10pm

The ad worked in spades -- according to independent research by the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion, it was...

Bill to Speed Offshore Drilling Clears House Pa...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 14 Apr '11, 3pm

Just a week before the one-year anniversary of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, legislation that would greatly spee...

Bipartisan Employment Non-Discrimination Bill I...

care2.com 15 Apr '11, 9pm

A bill to make it illegal to discriminate against workers on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity/expr...

2011 Budget Cuts & the Environment

2011 Budget Cuts & the Environment

ecopolitology.org 13 Apr '11, 12pm

The 2011 budget cuts and the environment. The good, the bad, and the ugly. News is coming out all over the place about wha...

Nature Conservancy Finds Common Ground for Wind...

cleantechnica.com 13 Apr '11, 9pm

Although impacts on migrating species are still of concern, the study asserts that “guiding development toward areas with ...

From the Serengeti to Lake Natron: is the Tanzanian government aiming to destroy its wildlife and lands?

From the Serengeti to Lake Natron: is the Tanza...

news.mongabay.com 14 Apr '11, 7pm

Serengeti road project opposed by 'powerful' tour company lobby (03/16/2011) Government plans to build a road through Sere...

Great Lakes Wolves May Lose Endangered Status | USFWS seeks again to delist

Great Lakes Wolves May Lose Endangered Status |...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 15 Apr '11, 8pm

Associated Press The Fish and Wildlife Service says that gray wolves are thriving in the western Great Lakes. The populati...

Today is the one year mark of the Gulf #OilSpil...

nwf.org 12 Apr '11, 3pm

What is NWF Doing to Help Wildlife? NWF is on-the-ground coordinating the volunteer effort with coalition partners. Volunt...

Happy birthday to us! Defenders is 64 years old...

defenders.org 25 Apr '11, 8pm

In 1947, Defenders of Furbearers, the organization that would later become Defenders of Wildlife, was founded. The fledgli...

Federal Budget Deal Strips Protection from Wate...

ens-newswire.com 13 Apr '11, 7am

Environment News Service (ENS)

Green: Bill to Speed Offshore Drilling Clears H...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 14 Apr '11, 3pm

Just a week before the one-year anniversary of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, legislation that would greatly spee...