Lawsuits spur new ESA listings, and some grumbling
The cute but unlovely sounding Sonoyta mud turtle and two other species have now secured federal protection, instigated by the kind of litigation that congressional conservatives hope to curtail.
Whistleblower included in staff-reassignment probe — IG
The attorney for high-profile Interior Department whistleblower Joel Clement asked investigators today for reassurances that his case will be included in a broader inquiry into the department's controversial reassignment of senior staff.
Small, distant dolphins win ESA protection
Two kinds of compact-sized dolphins found far from U.S. waters have secured Endangered Species Act protections from the Trump administration.
Storms propel effort to plan for animal emergencies
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have reinvigorated legislation to require federally regulated animal keepers to develop emergency contingency plans.
A weakened CEQ gets a chance to flex its muscles
The short-handed and seemingly sidelined White House Council on Environmental Quality could reclaim some of its mojo as it coordinates the Trump administration's controversial plan to streamline infrastructure project reviews.