The Environment

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  ESA Under Review in SenateOctober 21, 2005 00:00 The ESA is under review in the Senate, an indicator that could mean the ESA's death knell. Meanwhile, one of the story's interviewees asks: 'We lose an enormous number of species around the world every day. Who are we to say that we can save them?'
  Senate Committee Attempting to Bypass Filibuster on ANWR BillOctober 19, 2005 00:00 A Senate committee is attempting to bypass a filibuster on a budget bill that allows oil leasing of lands in ANWR. The bypass includes adding language to the bill that would prohibit a filibuster and send the bill to the senate for a simple majority vote.
  Protecting Prarie Dogs in UtahOctober 10, 2005 00:00 Utah landowners and environmental groups have come up with a strategy for protecting threatened prarie dogs in the souther part of the state. The protections include a exemption from prosecution under the ESA if landowners implement other measures to encourage prarie dog populations.
  Gov. Bush Flip-Flops on Oil Drilling Near FloridaOctober 07, 2005 00:00 Florida Governor Jeb Bush has reversed his no-drilling-in-Florida stance, instead participating in a compromise plan that would permit some drilling in the state's waters.
  America's 10 Most Endangered RefugesOctober 06, 2005 00:00 The US is in danger of losing many critical wildlife refuges to climate change, illegal immigrant traffic, and other poorly controlled factors.
  27 States Are Suing Feds to Protect the EnvironmentOctober 06, 2005 00:00 In a quiet, but momentous rebellion, over 27 states are involved in 12 lawsuits against the federal government. The lawsuits range from seeking to protect parklands to attempting to force the regulation of coal-fired power plants.
  Pombo Uses Hurricanes to Strengthen Anti-environmental RecordOctober 05, 2005 00:00 Rep. Richard Pombo (R-CA) is using the hurricanes in the Gulf as an excuse to attempt to pass bills that would sell of national parks for exploitation and allow the federal government to waive any laws in favor of oil drilling. Who the heck is bankrolling this guy? Time to start following the money.
  Non-partisan Environmentalist Pushing to Protect Chesapeake SpeciesOctober 04, 2005 00:00 A non-partisan environmental consultant touched off a wave of ESA bashing this year when he filed a petition suggesting that the FWS examine the viability of the Atlantic oyster population in his region. The FWS concluded that he's probably right.