Trump admin faces likely lawsuit over marine mammal counts
The Center for Biological Diversity today threatened to sue the Trump administration if it does not update the federal government's population counts of polar bears, walruses, sea otters and manatees before approving oil leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Energywire, Nov. 17).
Dems seek public's help in Park Police probe
Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee today asked for the public's help in tracking down any video or photographic evidence linked to the Park Police crackdown on protesters outside the White House on June 1.
Racial strife tangles plans to reopen Robert E. Lee mansion
After a long delay, the National Park Service is gearing up to reopen the renovated home of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, a Greek Revival-style mansion built by slaves more than 200 years ago, high on a Virginia bluff overlooking the Potomac River.
Bill seeks to help marine mammals hit by climate change
A California Democrat has introduced legislation that would force NOAA to devise new plans to protect marine mammals from harm caused by climate change.
NPS eyes Bush home, Japanese internment camp as new sites
The National Park Service has launched studies that could lead to the creation of two new park sites: former President George W. Bush's childhood home in Midland, Texas, and Camp Amache in Granada, Colo., where more than 7,000 Japanese-Americans were imprisoned during World War II.