Restoration alliance teeters as Fla. plans refuge takeover
LOXAHATCHEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, Fla. — Florida water managers are preparing to evict the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this summer from a swath of Everglades that it's managed for 66 years.
Lawmakers push IG to probe if agent obstructed investigation
Republican leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are urging the Interior Department's Office of Inspector General to determine whether Bureau of Land Management agents broke the law by interfering with a recent investigation.
GOP senators reintroduce bills cracking down on lawsuits, wolf policy
Republican senators are supporting a series of bills that would make it harder for the Fish and Wildlife Service to resolve Endangered Species Act lawsuits and would force the agency to provide more information on proposed protections for Mexican wolves.
Divide on extent of extinction rate suggests reform won't be easy
Witnesses invited to testify at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing yesterday on the Endangered Species Act were divided on how big of a threat imperiled plants and animals face — a sign that it could be difficult to find consensus on how to reform the law.
Senate Dems cast doubt on GOP-led reform push
Democrats today expressed skepticism about a Republican-led effort to update the Endangered Species Act, a potential sign of trouble for the reform push.