Senate Bill 1731 Aims to End Endangered Species Protection

By: Wednesday November 27, 2013 8:05 am

Our beloved Decorah Eagles might want to consider seeking expatriate asylum status outside of the US. Nearly 40 years after President Nixon signed the Endangered Species Act into law, Tea Party senators led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced S 1731 last week, seeking to dismantle existing environmental conservation law. If signed into law, the proposed bill will move endangered species protection to the states on an opt-out basis, whether or not the states want this, and will require ‘delisting’ of all species, endangered or not, every five years.

 

NYT: Oil Regulators Routinely Violated Environmental Laws, Muzzled Scientists

By: Friday May 14, 2010 6:05 am

Where were all the government engineers and environmental scientists who must have known about the dangers and risks of deepwater drilling? The Times reports the answer: they were muzzled by pro-drilling managers up and down the Administration and afraid to speak out or lose their jobs.

Science Still Suppressed in Obama-Salazar Interior Department

By: Sunday March 28, 2010 7:46 am

The Obama Administration recently removed protection for the desert nesting bald eagle. In a move reminiscent of the previous administration, it ignored the advice of its own scientists.

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