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Fish and Wildlife report suggests improper use of federal wildlife funds

by The Timberjay | January 17, 2024
A recently released report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, or FWS, provides stunning conclusions on what appears to be a wholesale violation of a federal grant program by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The draft report, completed nearly four years ago, was only made ...

FWS suspends payments to DNR

by The Timberjay | August 16, 2023
According to an Aug. 7, 2023, letter from FWS Acting Regional Director Charles Traxler, the DNR has acknowledged that it sold logging permits on state Wildlife Management Areas, or WMAs, without documenting the habitat value of the sales before the permits were issued. The letter was ...

Federal union ask high court to review PolyMet ruling

by The Timberjay | March 16, 2022
A Ramsey County district court judge had earlier faulted the MPCA’s actions but did not find that the agency had violated any law and that the action did not, by itself, warrant reversing the permit. The Court of Appeals had agreed with that assessment, a decision which several ...

Federal union ask high court to review PolyMet ruling

A Ramsey County district court judge had earlier faulted the MPCA’s actions but did not find that the agency had violated any law and that the action did not, by itself, warrant reversing the permit. The Court of Appeals had agreed with that assessment, a decision which several ...

Prosecution of Criminal Polluters Continues to Fall Under Trump

by The Timberjay | November 27, 2019
“REGIONAL— Criminal environmental enforcement continues to fall under the Trump Administration, according to the latest figures released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, or PEER. Prosecution of pollution crimes in fiscal year 2019 fell to levels not seen ...
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