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(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 USA Headline News Desk) — Tallahassee, Florida — Republican Governor Ron Desantis of Florida made a move to protect the Everglades from oil production. On Jan. 15, 2020, he announced the largest purchase of wetlands in a decade as the state of Florida will spend between $16 and $18 million…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — On Jan. 23, 2020, the Trump Administration finalized a rule rolling back the Clean Water Act (the Act), marking the first time it has ever been reduced in power outside of the courts. Specifically, the changes lay waste to protections for ephemeral and intermittent…

(EnviroNews USA Headline News Desk) — Portland, Oregon — In a highly anticipated ruling watched by climate activists worldwide, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Portland, Oregon ruled for the U.S. Government against 21 youth plaintiffs in Juliana v. the United States, in what is considered by many…

(EnviroNews USA Headline News Desk) — Hugo, Minnesota — Another adorable video of wildlife coming up and interacting with humans has surfaced out of Hugo, Minnesota and is picking up a lot of steam around the web. The video star this time: a curious female deer. The video…

(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…

(EnviroNews USA Headline News Desk) — Washington D.C. — A coalition of advocates and environmentalists demanded the removal or immediate step-down, of Acting Bureau of Land Management Director (BLM) William Perry Pendley. In a letter sent Dec. 30, 2019 to the Interior Department, representatives from conservation groups, sportsmen and…

(EnviroNews USA Headline News Desk) — Nothing sticks to Teflon, but it definitely sticks to you — your organs, blood, and tissues, and your body doesn’t eliminate it easily — if at all. Documentarians Morgan Spurlock, Stephanie Soechtig, and consumer advocate Erin Brockovich have teamed up to expose this…

(EnviroNews Alaska) — In Mike Dunleavy’s first year as Governor of Alaska, he managed to alienate constituents by severely slashing education, social programs and Medicaid. His actions prompted a state-wide recall attempt in July 2019. Now, the Governor is making a strong push to open Alaska’s protected oil and…

(EnviroNews Nature) — The iconic northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) is back in the news again as population numbers continue to decline throughout its range — from British Columbia to Northern California. The primary culprit in the story of this bird’s precipitous decline has always been recognized…

(EnviroNews Nature) — Boise, Idaho — A federal court judge said the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFWS) “looked at the trees without looking at the forest,” by artificially minimizing dangers facing the imperiled greater sage grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus). The ruling strikes down a…

(EnviroNews USA Headline News Desk) — Washington DC — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is allowing an exemption for a new type of organic fungicide aimed at helping bumblebee populations in distress. The delivery method for the new substance: the bees themselves. The new rule marks the…

(EnviroNews Politics Desk) — Washington DC — On September 24, 2019, NBC News reported that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is expected to announce the opening of a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald J. Trump later today at a press conference scheduled for 5 pm EST at…

(EnviroNews USA Headline News Desk) — A new study that tallies North America’s bird numbers has surfaced and the results are devastating for animal lovers and everyday citizens alike: nearly 30 percent of the continent’s avian creatures, or around 3 billion birds, have vanished since 1970 with no…