Yesterday, a coalition of Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a series of bills (H.R. 4315, H.R. 4316, H.R. 4317, H.R. 4318, and H.R. 4319) that would require the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to increase the transparency of its already open
Mammologists conduct actual scientific studies of animal populations and their behaviors. They don’t just rely on anecdotal evidence, as the pro-hunting lobby does. Here’s what mammologists have observed about wolves in the United States…
Four years ago, we blasted Sarah Palin for advocating oil drilling in the habitat of endangered beluga whales. Now, the Obama Administration has approved oil drilling in the habitat of those endangered whales. Are we supposed to look the other way, just because Obama is a Democrat?
This Earth Day, you’ll heard Democrats talking about how horrible Mitt Romney would be for the environment, and it’s true – as President, Mitt Romney would support anti-environmental policies. What you won’t hear Democrats talking about is the wonderful environmental record of Barack Obama. That’s because Obama has a terrible environmental record
If the Obama Administration won’t act to protect emperiled wildlife like the ashy storm petrel, then we must. By reducing the amount of petroleum products we use, we can reduce toxic air pollution, slow down global warming, bolster the economy, and give the ashy storm petrel a hand as well.
With the snowpack decreasing, the pikas have less insulation. That’s why, though the mountain climate is warming, the pikas are getting colder, and it’s why the American pika is in danger.
The Nunes Amendment would have taken the Marine Fisheries opinion, which was crafted through long deliberation including two scientific peer review boards, and replaced it with a move founded completely upon political considerations. That’s an approach that agriculture in California has taken for a long time, ignoring scientific warnings about the unsustainable nature of crop irrigation there, for the sake of short-term, local benefit for a small number of influential constituents
When it comes to prosecuting people involved in torture, or government programs to spy on the American people, President Obama says that we must not look backwards. Yet, when it comes to his legal obligation to protect endangered species, Obama has no problem looking backwards, embracing the do-nothing policies of past presidencies.
The reduction announced today eliminates protection from areas that the USFWS acknowledges are critical habitat without which the peninsular bighorn sheep might not survive.
President Obama promised to let science work without political interference – so why can’t Obama obey the law, and give a decision on the status of the loggerhead and leatherback turtles within the required time?
It’s time to stop evaluating Barack Obama according to the promises he makes in his speeches, and start evaluating him according to his actual deeds. Barack Obama has failed his duties as President when it comes to dealing with the petition for the sea turtles.