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FWS tries again with cormorant-killing permit plan

by E&E News | June 4, 2020
“The Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed a new permit system that could effectively streamline the killing of voracious double-crested cormorants. A federal judge vacated the orders in 2016 after concluding FWS did not sufficiently consider the effects of the depredation orders ...

59% of staff dissatisfied with scientific integrity — IG

by E&E News | May 20, 2020
“Fifty-seven percent of EPA staff said they were dissatisfied with the agency’s release of scientific information to the public, according to an agency watchdog report posted today. Tim Whitehouse, a former EPA enforcement attorney, called the results “awful” and ...

Lawsuit challenges Bernhardt’s ‘illegal’ appointments

by E&E News | May 11, 2020
“Interior Secretary David Bernhardt violated the Constitution and federal laws by reappointing acting directors to public lands agencies, a new federal lawsuit charges. The lawsuit targets Bernhardt’s decision to add “exercising the authority of director” to the ...

Bernhardt keeps Pendley atop BLM as lawsuit looms

by E&E News | May 5, 2020
“Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has extended the tenure of William Perry Pendley as acting chief of the Bureau of Land Management for another 30 days despite a threat from advocacy groups to challenge the appointment in federal court. In addition to Pendley, Bernhardt’s ...

D.C. Circuit orders agencies to regulate air tours

by E&E News | May 1, 2020
“A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is forcing agencies to carry out statutory obligations on national park flight tours after a “nineteen-year holdup.” The groups Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and the ...
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