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Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration Attack on Endangered Species Act

Washington, D.C. Aug. 21, 2019 - Environmental and animal protection groups today sued the Trump administration over its new regulations that dramatically weaken the...

South Dakota Ground Zero for Trump Water Rollbacks

Washington, DC, Aug. 20, 2019 — The Mount Rushmore State will suffer devastating impacts if Trump’s plans to roll back Clean Water Act protections come...

Farmers, Conservationists Challenge Approval of Monsanto’s Crop-damaging Dicamba Pesticide

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2019— Four public-interest organizations representing farmers and conservationists have made their legal case in a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental...

Compost Key to Sequestering Carbon in the Soil

August 14, 2019 - By moving beyond the surface level and literally digging deep, scientists at the University of California, Davis, found that compost...

The Gas Field Next Door: Living Amid Old Storage Wells at Risk of Leaks

Aug. 9, 2019 - More Americans than previously estimated live within a city block of aged, underground natural gas storage wells, some more than...

Greenpeace: Massive forest fires in Siberia is a climate emergency

Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia, August 5, 2019 – A Greenpeace Russia team is documenting wildfires in the taiga forest, in the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia....

Arid New Mexico to Get Much Drier Under Trump Plan

Washington, DC August 5, 2019 - Precisely because New Mexico is so arid it can ill afford to lose the waters targeted by the...

Forest Service Announces Proposed Plan to Gut Sage-Grouse Protections on 5.4 Million Acres

BOISE, ID, Aug. 2, 2019 – The U.S. Forest Service followed the Bureau of Land Management’s lead this week in announcing proposed plans to...

In the 11th Hour Court, Halts Copper Mine from Desecrating Native American Tribes’...

Tucson, AZ August 1, 2019 - Last night a judge ruled in favor of three Native American Tribes’ challenge to the U.S. Forest Service’s...

Elephants’ diets help forests to thrive

LONDON, July 30, 2019 - Like humans, all social animals exploit, disturb and alter their natural environment. Biologists have just identified at least one...

Federal Court Strikes Down Atlantic Coast Pipeline Permit

RICHMOND, VA July 26, 2019 - Today, the Southern Environmental Law Center on behalf of clients Defenders of Wildlife, Sierra Club and the Virginia...

The Trump Administration Releases New Plan for What’s Left of Bears Ears

Washington, D.C. July 26, 2019 - The Trump Administration released its final management plan today for the 15% of Bears Ears National Monument it...

Trump Administration Signs New Deal for Disastrous Road through Izembek Refuge

Washington, DC, July 25, 2019 - Less than four months after the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska struck down the Trump...

New Documentary on Captive Orcas Exposes Brutal Ongoing Trade

Washington, DC, July 22, 2019 - The recent release of “Long Gone Wild,” a riveting documentary revealing the brutal truth about the ongoing trade...

Court Allows Trump EPA to Abandon Financial Requirements for Disaster-Prone Mining Industry

Washington, D.C.July 19, 2019 — The D.C. Circuit Court today confirmed that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will not require hard-rock mine operators...

Why Carbon Pricing Is Not Sufficient on Its Own to Combat Climate Change

July 16, 2019 - In a new issue brief released today, Center for Progressive Reform Member Scholar and Board Member Alice Kaswan explains that...

Promised Crackdown on National Park Overflights Yet to Take Off

Washington, DC, July 16, 2019 — Under pressure from pending litigation, the Federal Aviation Administration is vowing to curb excessive air tours buzzing over...

1.8 Million Americans Speak Out Against Stripping Federal Protections from Wolves

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 15, 2019 - Almost two million Americans stated their opposition to the Trump administration’s proposal to strip endangered species protections from...

EPA Plans to Skew Permit Appeals to Aid Polluters

Washington, DC, July 12, 2019 — An obscure but important arm of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is slated for withering revisions, according to...

Washington DFW Orders Killing of OPT Pack Wolves

SEATTLE, July 11, 2019 - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced more lethal removals from the OPT wolf pack in the...