National Forests, Endangered Species Under Attack as House Republicans Pass Reckless Logging Bill

HR 2936, sponsored by Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.), limits public comment and environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act. Under the guise of reducing forest fires, the bill would increase unfettered logging across national forests and public lands, increase fire risk and harm forest health, while doing nothing to protect communities. Continue reading

Here’s Who’s Getting Paid to Destroy the Endangered Species Act (ESA)

“Battles to protect wildlife are intensifying in the face of attacks from these and other lawmakers. However, they may be in for a bigger fight than they realize. A recent poll showed that 90 percent of voters across all demographics were supportive of the ESA.” Continue reading

Endangered Indiana bats face twin threat from wind turbines and white-nose syndrome

Wind energy generation can cause bat mortality when certain species, including the midwestern Indiana bat, approach turbines during migration. Meanwhile, WNS, which is caused by the Pseudogymnoascus destructans fungus, has killed millions of hibernating bats in North America and is spreading. Continue reading