Aislinn Maestas’s Archive

Congress Gives Interior Programs a Treat

Yesterday, Congress handed out a giant treat to agencies charged with protecting and managing our nation’s wildlife and natural resources. The House and Senate have approved a $32.2 billion Interior … Read more

Progress on Protecting Polar Bears

Some good news for polar bears today. The Interior Department has sent a proposed habitat rule to the White House for review, bringing the threatened polar bear one step closer … Read more

Climate Takes Front Seat at Interior Dept.

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today issued a secretarial order launching a new strategy to address the current and future impacts of climate on America’s wildlife and natural resources. … Read more

Happy Anniversary!

Today marks the 45th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, a landmark conservation law that helps ensure America‚Äôs pristine public lands are protected and managed to preserve their natural conditions. Thanks … Read more

Bush Administration Eviscerates Endangered Species Act Protections

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 … Read more