#Colorado Departments Express Concern over Federal Executive Orders to Lift Environmental Reviews — Coyote Gulch

Click here to read the release from the State of Colorado (Chris Arend, Heatheryn Higgins, Jessica Bralish, Matt Inzeo): The Colorado Departments of Natural Resources, Public Health and Environment, Transportation and the Colorado Energy Office joined together in a statement expressing concern about President Donald Trump’s Executive order to lift reviews of environmentally impactful activities. […]

#Colorado Departments Express Concern over Federal Executive Orders to Lift Environmental Reviews — Coyote Gulch

Fed’s Gutting of NEPA Will Cut the Public Out of Public Lands Decisions — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

by Erik Molvar as published on Counterpunch.org The Trump administration is stampeding ahead with a rewrite of the regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This landmark law requires federal agencies to study—and let the public weigh in on—the environmental impacts of federal actions. Ironically, given NEPA’s central purpose of including the public in […]

via Fed’s Gutting of NEPA Will Cut the Public Out of Public Lands Decisions — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

@AmericanRivers statement on @POTUS’s administration’s “dirty water” rule #DirtyWaterRule @EPA — Coyote Gulch

Here’s the release from American River (Chris Williams): The Trump Administration [on January 23, 2020] announced the release of its Revised Definition of the Waters of the United States, a sweeping federal rule that drastically weakens the reach and authority of the Clean Water Act to protect the Nation’s rivers, small streams and wetlands. In […]

via @AmericanRivers statement on @POTUS’s administration’s “dirty water” rule #DirtyWaterRule @EPA — Coyote Gulch

New #Water Rule Endangers Millions of Birds and America’s Water Supply — @Audubon — Coyote Gulch

From Audubon (Matt Smelser): “The Trump Administration’s new water rule makes it a lot easier to pave America’s critical wetlands and put up parking lots,” said David Yarnold, president and CEO, National Audubon Society (@david_yarnold) after the Administration announced the finalization of its rollbacks to the Clean Water Act. “Wetlands are not only important places […]

via New #Water Rule Endangers Millions of Birds and America’s Water Supply — @Audubon — Coyote Gulch

Border Wall Could Destroy Wildlife Habitat at National Monument in Southern Arizona, Sierra Club Says — KTLA

There are four endangered species found in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, a 515-square-mile federal natural reserve in southwest Arizona, which is marked by 200-year-old majestic saguaro cacti. This part of the Sonoran desert is vast and desolate – and it’s an area where the National Park Service is trying to promote the growth of…

via Border Wall Could Destroy Wildlife Habitat at National Monument in Southern Arizona, Sierra Club Says — KTLA

Government Sellout: Wild Horses and Burros are the Canaries in the Mine — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

by R.T. Fitch ~ President and Co-Founder of Wild Horse Freedom Federation “We STILL speak for the voiceless…” My apologies, I have been silent the past 48 hours as I attempted to digest the tornado of misinformation and lawlessness that has a death grip on the throat of our, obviously, inept federal government. The paralyzing, […]

via Government Sellout: Wild Horses and Burros are the Canaries in the Mine — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Feds Finalize Plan to Open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to Oil Drilling — KTLA

The Trump administration announced Thursday its final plan to open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling, giving the petroleum industry access to the pristine wildland for the first time. The plan would allow oil leasing on 1.56 million acres of the 19-million-acre refuge. The proposal — which would open the entire coastal plain…

via Feds Finalize Plan to Open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to Oil Drilling — KTLA

California Lawmakers Vote to Block Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks, Defying Newsom — KTLA

California lawmakers, over Gov. Gavin Newsom’s objections, passed sweeping legislation early Saturday allowing the state to impose strict endangered species protections and water pumping restrictions for the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. The governor must now decide whether to veto the bill and raise the ire of California environmentalists, who will surely accuse him of sidling…

via California Lawmakers Vote to Block Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks, Defying Newsom — KTLA

Trump Administration is moving 49 BLM staffers to Reno. Nevada lawmakers don’t know why — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

by James DeHaven, Reno Gazette Journal Lawmakers feel White House left them out of the loop Is it a reorganization or a dismantling? That’s the question increasingly puzzling western congressional delegates as President Donald Trump pushes ahead with an extensive shakeup at the Bureau of Land Management. The administration’s plan, first debuted in July, would […]

via Trump Administration is moving 49 BLM staffers to Reno. Nevada lawmakers don’t know why — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Trump Administration Opens Door To Dropping Florida’s Key Deer From Endangered List — News : NPR

U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials recommended that Key Deer be “delisted due to recovery,” but advocates say the Key Deer population was hard hit by Hurricane Irma and its aftermath. (Image credit: Greg Allen/NPR)

via Trump Administration Opens Door To Dropping Florida’s Key Deer From Endangered List — News : NPR