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(EnviroNews Nature) — Inverness, California — A wildlife and public lands conservation battle is raging over the Point Reyes National Seashore (PRNS/the Seashore/the park) in Northern California’s Marin County as citizens, activists and some of the country’s most prominent environmental groups have been fighting tooth and nail, in…

(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 DC News Bureau) — The CEOs from transnational oil Goliaths Exxon, Chevron, BP and Shell, alongside the President of the American Petroleum Institute (API), were grilled and hammered in a landmark meeting in the House Oversight Committee (the Committee) on October 28, 2021. Democrats compared their actions…

(EnviroNews Nature) — Washington, D.C. — In the last few months of Donald Trump’s term as president, his Interior Department (DOI) unfurled an unprecedented barrage of rule-changes and rollbacks targeting environmental regulations and wildlife protections; it took EnviroNews two in-depth reports spanning 7,000 words to catalog most of…

(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 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 California) — LETTER TO THE EDITORS: [EDITOR’S NOTE: This letter to The Editors at EnviroNews is authored by Jeff Miller, Senior Conservation Advocate at the Center for Biological Diversity and former resident of Inverness, California, which sits adjacent to the Point Reyes National Seashore. The letter comes in response…

(EnviroNews Nature) — Santa Cruz, California — There are two populations of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) in the continental U.S. The eastern monarch resides east of the Rockies and overwinters in Mexico. The western monarch butterfly makes its home west of the Rockies and overwinters in California. Now, environmental…

(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…