Why We Can’t Let Congress Dismantle the Endangered Species Act

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By George Leonard, Ocean Conservancy One of my favorite conservation success stories happened in the ocean. In my home state of California—southern sea otters were hunted to near extinction for their fur coats in the early 1900’s. But miraculously, a small population of fifty animals survived,...
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Where Do We Stand After 50 Days of the Trump Administration?

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By Bob Irvin, American Rivers We recently completed the first 50 days of the Trump administration and one thing is already clear. While chaos has been the operative word as the Trump era begins, underlying the disarray a deliberate attack on rivers, clean water, and the environment is well...
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As EPA Embarks on Dangerous Experiment in Federalism, How Will States Respond?

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By Evan Isaacson, Center for Progressive Reform In the early 1970s, Congress passed the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act on nearly unanimous votes. The overwhelming support for these new laws reflected not only the horrific condition of America’s air, water, and landscape at the time, but also...
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