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(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — EDITORIAL: On Tuesday June 8, 2021, Representative Jared Huffman (D) of California’s 2nd Congressional District held a public town hall meeting at the Community Center in San Rafael, California. Even though producers from EnviroNews contacted Huffman’s coms team directly and requested a press pass and…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — Washington D.C. — Representative Deb Haaland’s (D-NM) nomination for Secretary of the Interior drew formal support from a coalition of approximately 500 national and regional organizations late last week. The alliance represents millions of voters that see the unprecedented and historic nomination as a…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau/EnviroNews Nature) — While the door on Trump’s official authority may be closing quickly, his administration is still working feverishly to entrench his “anti-nature,” pro-business development agenda throughout the U.S. Government. Opponents say Trump has done everything he can to leave behind a legacy that…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — Washington D.C. — A rule finalized on Dec. 17, 2020, by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS/the Service) will require the agency to consider the economic impacts when designating an area as critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act (ESA/the Act) — something…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — Washington D.C. — The Endangered Species Act (ESA/the Act), in its original form, required listing decisions to be made based on science and trade data without any other considerations given for any reason. But a Trump Administration rollback in 2017 and finalized on…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — Washington D.C. — On August 13, 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rolled back methane emission standards for the oil and gas industry, and it’s not the only substance the agency plans to liberate from regulatory control. The rules being rescinded required producers to…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — In what prominent conservation group WildEarth Guardians (Guardians) is calling “death by a thousand cuts,” the Trump Administration is at it again, with another proposed change that would weaken the overwhelmingly popular Endangered Species Act (ESA/the Act). This go-round features an attempt to…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — At the end of July, a coalition of environmental non-profits sounded the alarm about the “concerning, big-picture trend” across federal lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) while “the nation has been otherwise preoccupied with the COVID-19 pandemic.” In several recent moves,…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — Both New York (ranked fourth by total population) and California (ranked first) harbor huge populations compared to other U.S. states, and both were visited by millions of foreign travellers in the months leading up to the COVID-19 outbreak that started in January. However, New…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — When members from Trump’s team announced rollbacks of the Clean Water Act (CWA) on Jan. 23, 2020, EnviroNews immediately reached out to, and interviewed, two of the nation’s heaviest hitters in the fight to protect America’s vital water resources: Erin Brockovich and Robert F.…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — On Jan. 23, 2020, President Donald J. Trump, while undergoing an impeachment trial in the Senate, gutted the Clean Water Act (CWA), with rollbacks that some critics said take the country back to a time before Ronald Reagan. Environmental groups and media outlets went…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — Washington D.C. —  Only hours after receiving a chiding letter from 91 prominent environmental and advocacy groups demanding the immediate removal of Acting Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director William Perry Pendley, Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt extended his contract — again. The…