Natural Resources

California Builds A ‘Noah’s Ark’ To Protect Wildlife From Extinction

"It was just before sunrise in July when the botanists Naomi Fraga and Maria Jesus threw on backpacks and crunched their way across a brittle alkaline flat in the hottest corner of the Mojave Desert. Their mission: to rescue a tiny plant teetering on the brink of extinction."

Source: LA Times, 09/01/2021

"Federal Judge Strikes Down Trump Rule Governing Water Pollution"

"A federal judge on Monday struck down a Trump-era environmental rule that drastically limited federal restrictions against pollution of millions of streams, wetlands and marshes across the country."

Source: NYTimes, 08/31/2021

"Trump EPA Ignored Scientists’ Warnings On Miss. Project: Docs"

"EPA senior scientists say they were shoved aside last year by Trump appointees racing to revive a massive Mississippi flood control project vetoed in 2008 by the George W. Bush administration, according to documents obtained by E&E News under the Freedom of Information Act."

Source: E&E News, 08/30/2021

"Dems’ Reconciliation Plans: ANWR Drilling Halt, Lease Overhaul"

"As Democrats prepare their reconciliation package in the House, the Natural Resources Committee is proposing to halt drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, overhaul the federal oil and gas leasing program, and strengthen environmental review, according to a Democratic memo obtained by E&E News."

Source: E&E News, 08/27/2021


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