endangered species list

Obama Freezes Pending Federal Rules, Wolves May Benefit

Obama Freezes Pending Federal Rules, Wolves May Benefit

WASHINGTON, DC, January 21, 2009 (ENS) – In one of his first presidential acts, President Barack Obama has ordered federal agencies to halt all pending regulations until his administration can review them. White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel issued the memorandum Tuesday shortly after Obama took the oath of office at noon on the…

Ecosystem Approach to Hawaii Wildlife Welcome But Not New

Ecosystem Approach to Hawaii Wildlife Welcome But Not New

HONOLULU, Hawaii, October 5. 2008 (ENS) – Conservationists are expressing mixed reactions to the federal government’s proposal to add 48 species found only on the island of Kauai to the federal endangered species list and also to designate critical habitat for them. While advocates support the ecosystem approach proposed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife…

'Sneaky' Bush Attack on Endangered Species Angers Conservationists

'Sneaky' Bush Attack on Endangered Species Angers Conservationists

WASHINGTON, DC, August 21, 2008 (ENS) – Saying the Bush administration’s most recent Endangered Species Act rulemaking is “anti-democratic,” 104 conservation and scientific organizations today submitted a letter to Cabinet officials calling for increased transparency and opportunities for public participation. The new rule published in the Federal Register last week would change the way the…

Northern Rockies Wolves Temporarily Back on Endangered List

Northern Rockies Wolves Temporarily Back on Endangered List

MISSOULA, Montana, July 21, 2008 (ENS) – A federal judge has issued a temporary injunction restoring gray wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains to the endangered species list and halting the indiscrimate killing of wolves for the duration of a trial in which conservationist plaintiffs contest the removal of the wolves from the protected list.…

Galveston Bay Bird Sanctuary Protected From Erosion

Galveston Bay Bird Sanctuary Protected From Erosion

GALVESTON, Texas, May 9, 2008 (ENS) – Three bird species of concern have been conserved by completion of an erosion-protection project on North Deer Island in West Galveston Bay. Project partners protected the densely populated bird nesting habitat by armoring 1.7 miles of shoreline, including the north side of the island adjacent to the Intracoastal…

Courts Back Release of Water Into Flooded Missouri

Courts Back Release of Water Into Flooded Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, March 26, 2008 (ENS) – Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon did not succeed in his effort to prevent the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from releasing millions of gallons of water from a South Dakota dam on the Missouri River in a man-made “spring rise.” The Corps plans to raise water levels…

Federal Delisting of Northern Rockies Wolves Headed for Court

Federal Delisting of Northern Rockies Wolves Headed for Court

WASHINGTON, DC, February 21, 2008 (ENS) – Environmental groups from across the United States are planning legal action in an attempt to reverse today’s decision by the federal government to remove gray wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains from the Endangered Species List. “The gray wolf population in the Northern Rocky Mountains is thriving and…

U.S. Lawmakers Hot Over Polar Bear Decisions

U.S. Lawmakers Hot Over Polar Bear Decisions

WASHINGTON, DC, January 17, 2008 (ENS) – Key polar bear habitat should be held off limits to oil and gas drilling until federal wildlife officials have determined whether the species should be listed for protection under the Endangered Species Act, the chair of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming said today.…

Groups Seeking Polar Bear Listing to Sue Bush Administration

Groups Seeking Polar Bear Listing to Sue Bush Administration

WASHINGTON, DC, January 7, 2008 (ENS) – Three environmental groups today said they will sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to make a decision about whether or not to place the polar bear on the federal Endangered Species List by this coming Wednesday. To survive, polar bears must contend with shrinking sea…