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…

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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…

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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 […]

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Trump Administration Approved Importation of Lion Trophy From Tanzania, Documents Show — KTLA

A lion trophy from Tanzania has been approved for import to the US, the first such case since lions began receiving protections in January 2016 as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act, a conservation group says. Documents obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity via a Freedom of Information Act Request and shared…

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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)

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Top Dem Puts Hold On Trump Interior Nominee, Requests DOJ Perjury Probe — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Source: Huffington Post Daniel Jorjani, the nominee to serve as the Interior Department’s top lawyer, appears before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on May 2. Sen. Ron Wyden said Daniel Jorjani, who has been nominated to be the agency’s top lawyer, may have lied to Congress. By Chris D’Angelo Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) […]

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Trump Admin Calls for Major Expansion of Hunting, Fishing in Wildlife Refuges, Including 7 in California — KTLA

The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed opening up more federally protected land for hunting and fishing in what it called a major expansion of those activities in the nation’s wildlife refuges. The plan affects 1.4 million acres (5,666 square kilometers) on federal public lands, including 74 national wildlife refuges, U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said…

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Demand an End to the War on Wolves — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Source: The Center of Biological Diversity “Here at SFTHH our main concerns lie with the future safety and welfare of Equines be they domestic or wild but with that said, our love for all creatures great and small is not diminished by our hooved focus. So many times you will see articles, here, regarding the […]

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Walking Conflict of Interest — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Souce: Center for Western Priorities With oil and gas lobbyist David Bernhardt as second-in-command, the Interior Department has advanced policies supported by his former clients Under the Trump administration, the Interior Department has moved quickly to dramatically expand oil and gas drilling throughout public lands and waters, shrink national monuments, and reduce protections for threatened wildlife. […]

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Federal wildlife refuge areas are cleared for border wall — NBC News Top Stories

The government is clearing strips of land inside wildlife habitats for endangered animals, birds and butterflies as part of Trump’s promised border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

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