Archive | February, 2017

(EnviroNews Headline News Desk) — Washington D.C. — On Feb. 23, 2017, a coalition of almost 300 NGO, environment, conservation and social justice groups concerned with the now uncertain future of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) sent a letter to the National Governors Association (NGA). The letter was…

(EnviroNews Nature) — Washington D.C. — On Feb. 15, 2017, the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) held a hearing called, “Oversight: Modernization of the Endangered Species Act.” Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Chairman of the EPW, held this two-hour hearing to explore “the need to modernize…

(EnviroNews California) — Oroville, California — “This is not a drill. Repeat, this is not a drill.” Those were the words put into a loop and broadcasted to Oroville, California and surrounding areas by the National Weather Service on Sunday, February 12, 2017, as the auxiliary spillway system…

(EnviroNews USA Headline News Desk) — Cannon Ball, North Dakota — United States military veterans are racing back to the front lines in the fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline Project (DAPL), in an effort to shield Native American protestors, known as “[water] protectors,” from a growing militarized…

(EnviroNews USA Headline News Desk) — Washington D.C. — On February 3, 2017, the Republican-dominated House of Representatives passed a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to abolish the Department of Interior’s (DOI), Bureau of Land Management (BLM) methane venting and flaring rule — a law implemented in November…

(EnviroNews USA Headline News Desk) — Washington D.C. — On February 2, 2017, in what has been called a “tacky,” “tasteless,” “un-presidential” display, President Donald Trump used the traditional solace of the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington to fire a cheap jab at Arnold Schwarzenneger, cutting at…