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Relief At Last From The Misdirected Endangered Species Act

August 19, 2019 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ From 1968 to 1971 this author worked to establish a new agency of the Federal Government to protect our nations water supplies, our agricultural lands, our air quality, its waste disposal protocols, our surface and deep mining, our use of chemicals in the environment and everything else that could threaten […]

3 Ways Trump’s New Regulations Will Better Protect Endangered Species

August 14, 2019 by

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By Daren Bakst ~ The Trump administration has just taken an important step in the effort to protect threatened and endangered species. On Monday, the administration published final regulations that will improve implementation of the Endangered Species Act. This law simply hasn’t worked. Over the law’s more than 45 years, only about 3% of the […]

Nominee For Fish And Wildlife Service Director In Confirmation Limbo

April 10, 2019 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ Aurelia Skipwith has a BS in biology from Howard University, a Master’s in molecular genetics from Purdue and a law degree from Kentucky. She has worked as a molecular analyst and sustainable agriculture partnership manager. She was also co-founder and general counsel for AVC Global, a Washington, DC-based agricultural supply chain […]

Trump Reforms Promote Endangered Species’ Recovery

July 26, 2018 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Responding to widespread complaints that implementation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), “was not consistent and often times very confusing to navigate,” Trump administration officials have unveiled a package of reforms crafted to make the 45-year-old statute better serve both the species it is supposed to recover and landowners caught […]

This Bird Regulation Might Have Made You A Criminal. Not Anymore.

January 19, 2018 by

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By John-Michael Seibler ~ If you live someplace with a window, own a cat, or drive a car, then a recent change to a federal regulatory policy should come as a welcome relief. On Dec. 22, the Interior Department’s Office of the Solicitor published a memorandum (Memorandum M-37050) stating that it interprets a federal criminal […]

This ‘Endangered Species’ Story Was Government-Sponsored Fake News

August 29, 2017 by

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By Rob Gordon ~ Leave it to the federal government to make a costly mistake, obscure it for decades at taxpayer expense, and then try to claim it was a success. In 2016, Johnston’s frankenia—a wiry, blue-green, roughly 1 to 2-foot-tall shrub with tiny oblong leaves—was taken off the endangered species list. The Fish and […]

Your Simple Help Needed

July 28, 2011 by

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By John Droz, Jr. A US federal agency, the Fish and Wildlife Service, is currently debating whether or not there will be national wildlife rules for industrial wind energy, and if yes, what they will be. At stake is this: if they adopt strict mandatory rules, it could severely restrict wind energy in every state […]