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(EnviroNews DC News Bureau)— Washington D.C. —  Days ahead of the 2020 presidential election, then-President Donald Trump’s Interior Department (DOI/Interior) under Secretary David Bernhardt made an announcement that sent shockwaves through the environmental movement: gray wolves (Canis lupus) were to be stripped of their protections under the Endangered…

(EnviroNews Nature) — Washington D.C. — A lawsuit was filed against the U.S. Forest Service (USFS/the Service) on Nov. 18, 2021 by several environmental protection groups for a plan amendment the agency filed for northeast Wyoming’s Thunder Basin National Grassland. The NGOs say the move violates the Endangered…

(EnviroNews Montana) — Helena, Montana — Montana Governor Greg Gianforte (R) violated Montana state regulations when he trapped and killed wolf “1155” in February near Yellowstone National Park. Gianforte killed the collared gray wolf (Canis lupus) about 10 miles north of the park. While the Governor had a license…

(EnviroNews Nature) — One-fifth of Wisconsin’s gray wolf (Canis lupus) population is dead after hunters and trappers slaughtered more than 200 animals in a three-day, sanctioned trophy binge. Official numbers reported by Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) show the “harvest” exceeded quota numbers in every zone, resulting in…

(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 Headline News Desk) — Washington D.C. — On December 21, 2020, 135 organizations called on President-elect Joe Biden to issue an executive order to end the “extinction crisis” when he gets into office, according to a press release. In light of the Trump Administration’s pro-industry agenda, which includes…

(EnviroNews Nature) — Amidst an unprecedented number of wildlife attacks and habitat rollbacks at the end of the Trump Administration, one critter won a rare victory. After a legal battle with the federal government that spanned the better part of a decade, environmental non-profit WildEarth Guardians (Guardians) announced it…

(EnviroNews Nature) — Missoula, Montana — On Dec. 14, 2020, the Western Environmental Law Center (WELC) filed a formal legal complaint on behalf of WildEarth Guardians (Guardians), Oregon Wild, Cascadia Wildlands, and 10 other wildlife advocacy groups. The lawsuit accuses the Trump Administration’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service…

(EnviroNews Nature) — In response to Donald Trump being elected president in 2016, environmental NGO Defenders of Wildlife (Defenders) launched the Center for Conservation Innovation (CCI) on March 30, 2017 in order to save 14,000 documents related to the Endangered Species Act (ESA). They had good reason to be…

(EnviroNews Nature) — Bloomington, Minnesota — In 1978, the gray wolf was listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in every state in the contiguous U.S. except Minnesota, where it was listed as threatened. Since then, farmers, ranchers, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) and Administrations from Clinton…

(EnviroNews Arizona) — Tucson, Arizona — [EDITOR’S NOTE: Clarification: The headline on this story originally read, “After 5-yr. Legal Battle…” USFWS declined to list the species in 2015, and the joint-lawsuit was filed in Sept. 2019] In a reversal of its 2015 position, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)…