national wildlife refuge system

Supreme Court Rejects Environmentalists' Border Fence Case

Supreme Court Rejects Environmentalists' Border Fence Case

WASHINGTON, DC, June 23, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. Supreme Court today decided not to hear a plea by two environmental groups to limit the Bush administration’s power to waive laws in order to construct a fence along the U.S.-Mexican border. In April, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announced that he was waiving 36 federal…

10 Most Imperiled U.S. Wildlife Refuges All at Risk of Politics

10 Most Imperiled U.S. Wildlife Refuges All at Risk of Politics

WASHINGTON, DC, May 22, 2008 (ENS) – National Wildlife Refuges are supposed to shelter wild animals and plants but many refuges themselves are under siege, according to a new survey of refuge managers and staff by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, PEER, a service organization assisting federal and state workers in natural resource agencies. The…

Senate to Vote on Allowing Park Visitors to Carry Loaded Guns

Senate to Vote on Allowing Park Visitors to Carry Loaded Guns

WASHINGTON, DC, February 12, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. Senate is likely to consider the “National Forests, Parks, Public Land, and Reclamation Projects Authorization Act,” this week. When that happens, Senator Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican is expected to offer an amendment to allow state law, rather than federal law, to govern the carrying and…