Tag Archives: Defenders of Wildlife

Environmentalists Challenge Trump Administration’s Delta Tunnels Decision

The ECOreport reposts news from California, Environmentalists Challenge Trump Administration’s Delta Tunnels Decision

Originally Posted on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

Fishing and environmental groups yesterday filed two lawsuits challenging the Trump administration’s biological opinions permitting the construction of the controversial Delta Tunnels that were released Monday.

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Poll Shows Oregonians Oppose Hunting of Wolves

The ECOreport reposts news favouring nonlethal conflict prevention of predators, Poll Shows Oregonians Oppose Hunting of Wolves

Originally Published on Cascadia Wildlands

PORTLAND, Ore.— A new poll conducted by Mason Dixon Polling and Research finds that the vast majority of Oregon voters — from both rural and urban areas — oppose using hunting as a management tool for wolves in the state and believe wildlife officials wrongly removed state protections from wolves. The poll also revealed that most Oregonians believe nonlethal methods should be the primary focus in reducing conflicts between wolves and livestock.

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New Campaign to Protect Public Lands

The ECOreport reposts a New Campaign to Protect Public Lands

Originally Published on Oregon Wild

America’s cherished public lands are under attack, and a new nationwide campaign is making a stand to keep them in public hands.

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Court Upholds Protections For Tongass National Forest

The ECOreport reposts story that the U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Protections For Tongass National Forest

Originally Published on Cascade Wildlands

The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to hear a last‐ditch effort by the State of Alaska to exempt America’s largest national forest from a national rule protecting undeveloped, road‐free national forest areas from logging and road construction. The State sought to overturn a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that kept the Roadless Area Conservation Rule in effect in the vast Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska. The Ninth Circuit agreed with a federal District Court in Alaska that the Bush administration improperly exempted the Tongass from that landmark conservation measure.

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Tongass National Forest Remains Roadless

The Court of Appeals struck down a Presidential exemption of the Tongass National Forest from the “Roadless Rule, Tongass National Forest Remains Roadless

A Joint press release From the organizations listed at the bottom of this page.

D0723A17-6B6A-498D-BC9F-53B52B626CA1Juneau, AK — In a major victory for America’s last great rainforest, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit struck down a Bush administration exemption of the Tongass National Forest from the “Roadless Rule,” a landmark conservation rule adopted in 2001 to protect nearly 60 million acres of wild national forests and grasslands from new road building and logging. The Court held the Bush administration failed to provide a reasoned explanation for reversing course on the Tongass. It concluded the Roadless Rule “remains in effect and applies to the Tongass.”

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The other side of Ivanpah

The other side of Ivanpah: Native American sacred sites violated; Desert habitat destroyed; Environmentalists divided

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The construction of large desert solar complexes like Ivanpah was a watershed event. There are questions about the US Government permitting violations of Native American sacred sites. Grassroots environmental groups separated themselves from mainstream organizations like the Sierra Club. An article in the LA Times asked, “At what temperature might a songbird vaporize?” or “What happens if one of the Air Force’s heat-seeking missiles confuses a solar power plant with a military training target?”  There have been many negative stories. Continue reading The other side of Ivanpah