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Great News: Endangered Species Act Restored!

3/3/2009 // By Danielle Brigida

The Endangered Species Act was returned to its old form today, when President Obama directed federal agencies to once again consult with independent scientists at the Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to determine if […] Read more >

Bush Administration Eviscerates Endangered Species Act Protections

12/11/2008 // By Aislinn Maestas

The Bush administration today issued a final rule eliminating the Endangered Species Act requirement that federal agencies consult with independent scientists. “This action eviscerates key protections that have helped safeguard and recover endangered fish, wildlife and plants for the past […] Read more >

Black v. White? Supreme Court on Endangered Species and Clean Water

6/26/2007 // By Kristin Johnson

When I went in search of a news article about Monday’s Supreme Court ruling on National Association of Home Builders v. Defenders of Wildlife, I was dismayed to find the majority of papers picked up the Associated Press story and […] Read more >

Endangered Species Act Rewrite Could Change Wildlife Protections

3/30/2007 // By Kristin Johnson

News broke recently that the federal government is considering a major rewrite of one of America’s most important conservation laws, the Endangered Species Act, with all indications pointing to a drastically weakened interpretation. NWF’s own John Kostyack stopped by NPR […] Read more >

Administration Reinterprets ESA

3/19/2007 // By Josh Nelson

Source: Tired of losing lawsuits brought by conservation groups, the Bush administration issued a new interpretation of the Endangered Species Act that would allow it to protect plants and animals only in areas where they are struggling to survive, while […] Read more >

Administration Could Weaken Eagle Plan

2/7/2007 // By Josh Nelson

Check out NWF senior counsel John Kostyack on NPR this morning: “Bald Eagle May Leave Endangered List” by Elizabeth Shogren, National Public Radio Morning Edition, February 7, 2007 – The U.S. government’s top wildlife biologist says a Bush administration proposal […] Read more >

Will U.S. Run Amuck on Teshekpuk?

8/25/2006 // By Jackie Feinberg

Even after all the troubles with the BP pipeline in Alaska this past month, the Bush administration is not slowing down its drill, drill, drill mentality when it comes to the Arctic’s wild lands. Up next on the chopping block? […] Read more >