USA finally updates Endangered Species Act after 45 years & the decision is final

Reposted from Dr. Susan Crockford’s Polar Bear Science Posted on August 12, 2019 | Comments Off on USA finally updates Endangered Species Act after 45 years & the decision is final Just out this morning: “Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt unveiled improvements to the implementing regulations of the ESA designed to increase…

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A Tale of Two Lease Sales

Or, more accurately, two tales about the same lease sale… Guest rant by David Middleton Earlier this year, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced that all available leases in the Gulf of Mexico would be offered in two area-wide sales each year.  This is in contrast to the old practice of offering the leases once a…

2016 Fort McMurray wildfire. Large flames and heavy smoke surround congested Highway 63 South.

Finally, some commonsense western fire policies

 New DOI and DOA policy to cut overgrown, diseased, dead and burned trees is long overdue Paul Driessen President Trump promised to bring fresh ideas and policies to Washington. Now Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue are doing exactly that in a critically important area: forest management and conflagration prevention. Their actions…