U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Finalizes Rollback of Key Endangered Species Act Protections

Washington, DC—Today, the Trump administration announced new regulations that will effectively gut the Endangered Species Act (ESA), hampering one of the most important environmental laws ever passed. The final regulations to gut critical Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections were announced just months after a U.N. report warned of “unprecedented” and “accelerating” global mass extinctions caused … Continue reading U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Finalizes Rollback of Key Endangered Species Act Protections

Mercury and Air Toxics Standard

Today is the last day to urge the Trump administration to protect our health from mercury and air toxics. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler is proposing to undermine the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard. This proposal would reverse the existing finding that it is “appropriate and necessary” to regulate emissions of mercury … Continue reading Mercury and Air Toxics Standard

H.R. 2: The Chock Full of Horrors Farm Bill

Second update 6/21: The revised Farm Bill (H.R. 2), nearly as bad as the original, passed the House today by 2 votes, 213-211. Please contact your members of the Senate ask them to oppose the measure. *The gray wolf delisting amendment was not made in order. Update 5/18: Woohoo! The House voted down the #farmbill … Continue reading H.R. 2: The Chock Full of Horrors Farm Bill