In the news today…
Endangered Species Act:
- The Nevada Independent reports the Trump administration has revised the regulations on how to implement the Endangered Species Act.
- E&E Greenwire and Politico Pro report the Trump administration has announced changes to the Endangered Species Act to limit the law’s reach and states that environmentalists will challenge the changes.
- E&E News PM reports Democrats may use an obscure law to fight the Trump administration’s revisions to the Endangered Species Act.
- E&E News PM reports blues states and environmental groups plan to fight the Trump administration’s new Endangered Species Act regulations in court.
- Yellowhammer and the Daily Mountain Eagle report Alabama Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed stated that the coal industry is making a comeback in the state.
- Argus reports EPA is clamping down on Democratic-led states efforts to block pipeline projects and coal export terminals.
- Time reports the protests by Blackjewel workers over unpaid wages now enters its third week.
- CNN reports the EPA told staff scientists that it was no longer opposing the Pebble mining project just one day after President Trump met with Alaska’s governor.
- E&E Greenwire reports the Forest Service released the draft environmental impact statement for the proposed Resolution Copper project in Arizona.
- The Albuquerque Journal carries a negative op-ed opposed to the proposed mine of Comexico LLC in New Mexico and arguing in favor of changing the Mining Law of 1872.
- The Arizona Daily Star reports the legal ruling for the proposed Rosemont mine will have national ramifications, increasing permitting delays for new mines.