Sep 21 2012

Twitter Link Round-Up: Makers of Pink Slime Sue and Elephant Slaughter on the Rise

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Afraid you missed something interesting in the world of environmental law?  Read on for a (non-comprehensive) list of articles posted on our Twitter feed @WMELSBlog.

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Mar 09 2012

Twitter Link Round-Up: Shell Files Pre-Emptive Suit and Antarctica Explorers Bring Invasive Species

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Afraid you missed something interesting in the world of environmental law?  Read on for a (non-comprehensive) list of articles posted on our Twitter feed @WMELSBlog.

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Feb 10 2012

Twitter Link Round-Up: Drilling into an Antarctic Lake and WSJ Climate Change Op-Ed

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Afraid you missed something interesting in the world of environmental law?  Read on for a (non-comprehensive) list of articles posted on our Twitter feed @WMELSBlog.

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Sep 02 2011

Twitter Link Round-Up: Irene Slams the East Coast and Exxon Wins Oil Deal in Russia

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Afraid you missed something interesting in the world of environmental law?  Read on for a (non-comprehensive) list of articles posted on our Twitter feed @WMELSBlog.

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Apr 22 2011

Twitter Link Round-Up: The Pika Headed for Extinction and BP Sues Transocean

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Afraid you missed something interesting in the world of environmental law?  Read on for a (non-comprehensive) list of articles posted on our Twitter feed @WMELSBlog.

– Yale360: @YaleE360 The American #Pika is in big trouble as their extinction rates skyrocket due to climate change http://bit.ly/eMIxfU

– CBF: @chesbayprogram Underwater Bay Grasses Decrease by 6,239 Acres in Chesapeake Bay and Rivers in 2010 http://bit.ly/hkmUX6 (RT)

– TH: @TH_RSS What Could the Oil Spilled in the Gulf Have Been Used For? Animated Video Explores the Answer…http://bit.ly/eMkrPa (RT)

– BBC: @BBCWorld #BP sues Transocean and maker of blowout preventer on the anniversary of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill http://bbc.in/gQzujE

– MSNBC: @msnbc New dam project in Laos could threaten world’s most productive inland fishery http://on.msnbc.com/eoEfhr Continue Reading »

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Apr 18 2011

De-Listing for Gray Wolf Sneaks Into Budget Compromise

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Adult wolf howling, via wikimedia

Though the budget compromise may have staved off a government shut down and the upcoming fight over raising the debt ceiling may stave it off again, the proposals that have resulted from the fray have alarmed environmentalists.  Some were expected to anyone who followed politics, like the $1.6 billion reduction in funding for the EPA (incorporating a $49 million cut to climate change programs and a $149 million cut to the Land and Water Conservation Fund) and removing the position of “climate czar” entirely, which was recently vacated. However, another proposal was quietly slipped in and ended up surviving into the final compromise: delisting for the gray wolf.  The proposal nullified years of progress in court battles and a recent ruling from a Montana federal judge rejecting a settlement plan, saying that it provided too little protection for the species. Previous court rulings have found that the states’ management proposals were insufficient to support the population and that the decision for delisting “amounted to wrongfully removing of ESA protections.” Groups such as the Defenders of Wildlife argue that this provision in the budget amounts to a circumvention of the court’s decision. Continue Reading »

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