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Trump Administration Pushes Coal Mining in Roadless Forest in Colorado

Forest Service Pushes to Mine Next to West Elk Wilderness, Giving Arch Coal Access to More Than 17 Million Tons of Coal      by Center for Biological Diversity DENVER— Just days after announcing the U.S. will exit the Paris climate agreement, the Trump administration today pushed ahead with plans for another damaging action: a … Continue reading Trump Administration Pushes Coal Mining in Roadless Forest in Colorado

Lawsuit Filed Against Federal Wildlife-killing Program in California

     by Center for Biological Diversity SAN FRANCISCO— Conservationists sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services program today over its outdated wildlife-killing plan for Northern California. The lawsuit, filed in San Francisco federal court, seeks an updated environmental analysis of the program’s killing of native wildlife including coyotes, bobcats and foxes. “Wildlife Services’ … Continue reading Lawsuit Filed Against Federal Wildlife-killing Program in California

Trump’s Border Wall Threatens 93 Endangered Species

     by Center for Biological Diversity TUCSON, AZ— President Trump’s border wall threatens 93 endangered and threatened species, including jaguars, ocelots, Mexican gray wolves and cactus ferruginous pygmy owls, according to a new study by the Center for Biological Diversity. The study also found that 25 threatened or endangered species have designated “critical habitat” … Continue reading Trump’s Border Wall Threatens 93 Endangered Species

Lawsuit Targets Trump’s Border Wall, Enforcement Program

     by Center for Biological Diversity TUCSON, Ariz.— The Center for Biological Diversity and Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva, who serves as ranking member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, today sued the Trump administration over the proposed border wall and other border security measures, calling on federal agencies to conduct an in-depth investigation … Continue reading Lawsuit Targets Trump’s Border Wall, Enforcement Program

2.7 Million Animals Killed by Federal Wildlife-destruction Program in 2016

     by Center for Biological Diversity WASHINGTON— The highly secretive arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture known as Wildlife Services killed more than 2.7 million animals during 2016, according to new data from the agency. The multimillion-dollar federal program targets wolves, cougars, birds and other wild animals for destruction — primarily to benefit … Continue reading 2.7 Million Animals Killed by Federal Wildlife-destruction Program in 2016

Lawsuit Filed to Protect Endangered Ocelots in Arizona, Texas From Government Killing

Featured image: Ocelot photo by Tom Smylie, USFWS. Fewer than 100 of these rare wildcats likely remain in the United States.       by Center for Biological Diversity TUCSON, AZ— The Center for Biological Diversity and the Animal Welfare Institute today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Fish and … Continue reading Lawsuit Filed to Protect Endangered Ocelots in Arizona, Texas From Government Killing

Direct Action Training: Success (and Marbled Murrelets)

Deep Green Resistance Eugene hosted its first non-violent direct action training this weekend. It was a big success! Thanks to everyone who came out, donated, volunteered, and spread the world to help make this possible. We’re looking forward to good things coming from this training. Our culture of resistance is stronger than ever. Attendees raved … Continue reading Direct Action Training: Success (and Marbled Murrelets)

3.2 Million Animals Killed by US Wildlife Services agency in 2015

Featured image: 533 river otters were killed by Wildlife Services in 2015. The federal agency killed a half million more coyotes, bears, wolves, foxes, and other animals than the previous year. By Center for Biological Diversity The highly secretive arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture known as Wildlife Services killed more than 3.2 million … Continue reading 3.2 Million Animals Killed by US Wildlife Services agency in 2015

Conservation groups sue USDA Wildlife Services over Idaho wolf kill

Featured image: School children in Montana pose with wolves that Wildlife Services killed with aerial gunning      by Predator Defense Five conservation groups filed a lawsuit in federal court today challenging the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services’ killing of gray wolves in Idaho. The agency killed at least 72 wolves in Idaho last … Continue reading Conservation groups sue USDA Wildlife Services over Idaho wolf kill

Utah Lawmakers Scheme to Fund California Coal Terminal

By Center for Biological Diversity SALT LAKE CITY­— Republican lawmakers in Utah are attempting an eleventh-hour maneuver that would use $53 million in state sales tax money to pay for a California coal-export terminal. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, Senate Majority Whip Stuart Adams (R-Layton) has proposed using $53 million in sales-tax revenue targeted … Continue reading Utah Lawmakers Scheme to Fund California Coal Terminal