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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Oct 24, 2005 Poachers Looting National Parks of Treasures
QUOTE: "The poaching of wildlife from national parks has been steadily increasing each year for the past several years,"... Some of these resources are scarce to begin with, and the toll that poaching takes on the national parks is rising.
Washington Post Oct 23, 2005 The Catch
QUOTE: Thanks to the free-market policies of the dictator Augusto Pinochet, southern Chile would end up being one of the first new territories to bear the brunt of the displaced international fleets. As part of what the Pinochet junta called the Apertura, or "Opening," foreign trawlers were granted cheap access to the fertile waters of the Chilean continental shelf. Within a few years they began wiping out stocks of hake and other codlike fish, pushing local Chilean fisherman, known as los artesanales, off their traditional fishing grounds.
New York Times Oct 20, 2005 Group Sues Navy to Limit Sonar It Says Harms Marine Life
QUOTE: "Military sonar needlessly threatens whole populations of whales and other marine animals...In violation of our environmental laws, the Navy refuses to take basic precautions..."
Washington Post Sep 23, 2005 Rewrite of Endangered Species Law Approved: House to Vote Soon; Senate Could in 2006
QUOTE: Setting the stage for the most sweeping restructuring of endangered species protections in three decades, the House Resources Committee yesterday approved legislation that would strengthen the hand of private property owners and make it harder for federal officials to set aside large swaths of habitat for imperiled plants and animals.
Washington Post Sep 08, 2005 Bird's Advocates Challenge Corps
QUOTE: Today the National Wildlife Federation and the Arkansas Wildlife Federation are filing a lawsuit in federal district court in Little Rock, challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' plans to spend $319 million to take water from the White River and give it to farmers.
Washington Post Aug 24, 2005 Wave of Marine Species Extinctions Feared
QUOTE: Michael Hirshfield, chief scientist at the advocacy group Oceana, said he has repeatedly seen government officials provide shifting estimates of how many threatened or endangered sea turtles can acceptably die each year in eastern scallop fisheries.
Washington Post Jul 02, 2005 Future of Salmon Leads to Dispute Over Federal Dams: Environmental Effect Is Questioned
QUOTE: ...described the administration's 2004 biological opinion -- it says dams are an ineluctable part of the river's environmental baseline -- as a document written "more in cynicism than in sincerity." The sincerity of the administration's policy is also being questioned by some scientists who work for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Service...
Washington Post Jun 10, 2005 Horseshoe Crabs' Decline Further Imperils Shorebirds: Mid-Atlantic States Searching for Ways to Reverse Trend
QUOTE: "'It's appalling that you would destroy one of the great wildlife spectacles in the world so a few guys could make money scooping up horseshoe crabs for bait,'...Watermen in 15 states along the Atlantic coast, on the other hand, resent the regulators who have limited their horseshoe crab take since 1998."
Washington Post Apr 01, 2005 Joint US-UK Cover-Up Alleged Over GM Maize
QUOTE: The whereabouts of 170,000 tonnes of contaminated GM maize and its possible import into the UK has caused an international investigation and claims of a cover-up on both sides of the Atlantic.
Guardian Unlimited Mar 08, 2005 Panther Advocate Fights to Get Job Back: Biologist Takes On Fish and Wildlife Service
QUOTE: "...[Andy] Eller has mounted a one-man campaign against what he says is a corrupt system within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that favors politically wired real estate developers over, well, fish and wildlife."
Washington Post Oct 09, 2004 Ocean Exploitation Surfaces as Crisis: Widespread Pollution, Overfishing Spur Presidential Panel to Urge New Rules
QUOTE: For centuries, the various studies note, Americans have treated coastal waters as theirs for the taking, seeking bounty with little government oversight. Fishing boats trawled and trapped at will, oil companies built huge rigs to tap offshore resources, and cruise ships crisscrossed sensitive habitats so tourists could gawk at marine life.
Washington Post Aug 16, 2004 'Data Quality' Law Is Nemesis Of Regulation
QUOTE: The Data Quality Act...is just two sentences directing the OMB to ensure that all information disseminated by the federal government is reliable...interpretation of those two sentences could tip the balance in regulatory disputes that weigh the interests of consumers and businesses.
Washington Post Aug 13, 2004 Wildlife Board OKs Hearst Deal: Its vote to provide $34.5 million toward purchase draws criticism from some environmentalists
QUOTE: The hearing pitted conservationists against one another with some urging speedy approval and others asking the state to go back to the bargaining table for a better deal on protecting public access, the environment and the public pocket book.
Los Angeles Times Aug 10, 2004 Critics Say Developers' Report Skirts Key Issues: Testing of possible toxic waste sites is ignored, environmentalists say. Rancho Mission Viejo officials point out that the study is preliminary.
QUOTE: Officials...said the report is only a general roadmap of development effects...But critics...contend that it should include at least some mention of soil and groundwater testing at two former weapons testing sites...
Los Angeles Times Aug 09, 2004 Logging and Politics Collide in Idaho
QUOTE: In place of a Clinton-era ban on building roads in roadless areas, the Bush administration proposes to give governors the lead in seeking roadless protections.
New York Times Jul 01, 2004 IRS Toughens Scrutiny of Land Gifts
QUOTE: The Internal Revenue Service announced that it is cracking down on improper tax deductions taken by people who give real estate and cash to environmental groups, warning that taxpayers could face penalties and charities could lose their tax-exempt status.
Washington Post Apr 29, 2004 Hatchery Salmon to Count as Wildlife
QUOTE: The Bush administration has decided to count hatchery-bred fish...when it decides whether stream-bred wild salmon are entitled to protection under the Endangered Species Act....Six of the world's leading experts on salmon ecology complained last month in the journal Science that fish produced in hatcheries cannot be counted on to save wild salmon.
Washington Post Jan 22, 2004 Making Way for Designer Insects
QUOTE: Designer insects offer both unprecedented social benefits and potential environmental and health risks....[some-Ed.] say that the effects of this genetic engineering are impossible to predict and represent a serious potential health and safety hazard.
Washington Post Sep 01, 2003 Dirty Secrets: No president has gone after the nation's environmental laws with the same fury as George W. Bush -- and none has been so adept at staying under the radar.
QUOTE: ...while George W. Bush gets low marks on the environment from a majority of Americans, few fully appreciate the scope and fury of this administration's anti-environmental agenda.
Mother Jones Apr 09, 2003 Battle Lines Drawn Over Proposal for Mine Near Death Valley Park
QUOTE: National Park Service officials … say the open-pit mine … would impinge on bighorn sheep habitat, poison the valley's groundwater and indelibly scar a landscape sacred to the Indians.
Los Angeles Times Apr 03, 2003 Ruling on Endangered Species Upheld: Appeals Court Rejects Request From California Developer
QUOTE: A federal appeals court upheld a key portion of the Endangered Species Act this week, rejecting a bid by a California real estate developer to complete a project that would jeopardize an endangered species of toad.
Washington Post Apr 01, 2003 The Empty Ocean
QUOTE: In this book The Empty Oceans,Richard Ellis documents the depletion and extinction of marine life and the possible ways of saving them.
Island Press Feb 19, 2003 If Trees Are Family, an Oil Pipeline Is Ungodly
QUOTE: Oil companies and government officials say...a new oil pipeline, which will run near this tiny village in the mountainous Russian region of Buryatiya...is important...a small group of villagers in this settlement...practice Buryat shamanism, a set of beliefs that centers around a reverence for nature.
New York Times Jan 10, 2003 U.S. Hints It Will Sue EU Over Altered Crops: Complaint About Food Ban Would Go to WTO
QUOTE: ...anti-biotech rules in Europe are a response to unreasonable public fears, not to meaningful scientific research, and therefore represent trade discrimination against U.S. agricultural products.
Washington Post Jan 09, 2003 Toxic ammo is tested in fish areas: U.S. Navy Uses Depleted Uranium in Coast Waters; Activists May Go to Court
QUOTE: "No major studies apparently have been done on the effects of such weapons in the ocean. Where depleted uranium munitions have been used in combat on land, such as in Iraq during the Gulf War, or in tests on land, such as Vieques island in Puerto Rico, they not only give off relatively small amounts of radiation, but produce toxic dust that can enter the food chain."
Seattle Post-Intelligencer Nov 12, 2002 California Coast, Now Online
QUOTE: The images help Coastal Commission enforcement staff identify illicit activity....The project has already prompted concern from coastal owners who don't want their backyards to be photographed.
Wired Nov 01, 2002 Judge Halts Utah Oil Project: Environmentalists to Argue Against Exploring Region
QUOTE: Robertson agreed with environmental groups that brought the suit that the use of huge seismic "thumper trucks" to search for oil and gas reserves would irreparably harm the fragile soils, plants and animals...
Washington Post Oct 07, 2002 The true cost of a shrimp sandwich
QUOTE: ...some environmentalists claim shrimp farms have destroyed millions of acres of coastal cactus and mangrove forests, and are turning many of the world's estuaries into a prawn cocktail of chemicals.
Independent News (UK) Oct 07, 2002 Wildlife smugglers target Indian animals
QUOTE: But environmentalist groups say that India's location - midway between the Middle East and China - make it a more convenient shopping spot for those looking for wildlife products. Indeed, India is a victim of its own success.
Sep 01, 2002 Blue Revolution: Fish farming is rapidly becoming a bigger enterprise than beef ranching. Critics contend it is also destroying land along coasts and hastening the demise of wild fish
QUOTE: For some farmed marine species, as many as five pounds of wild fish are needed for one pound of growth.
Discover Magazine Aug 30, 2002 Plan to Store Water Below Desert Gains: Hydrology: The MWD must now approve the $1-billion proposal, which would create one of the state's largest storage facilities
QUOTE: The proposed project has been criticized by environmentalists and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) as a danger to the aquifer and the fragile desert ecology it supports. An arcane disagreement exists among scientists about how quickly the aquifer will be recharged by mountain rainfall.
Los Angeles Times Jul 16, 2002 Navy Cleared to Use a Sonar Despite Fears of Injuring Whales
QUOTE: The Navy won approval yesterday to deploy two ships that use controversial low-frequency sonar...despite continuing questions about whether the system's loud blasts will injure whales and other ocean mammals.
Washington Post Jun 12, 2002 Environmentalists Win Bombing Lawsuit
QUOTE: ...the F.B.I. and Oakland police had violated their civil rights and First Amendment rights by defaming them and casting a pall over their plans to protest against logging
New York Times Mar 15, 2002 ANWR and Peas
QUOTE: The real reason conservatives want to drill in ANWR is the same reason they want to keep snowmobiles roaring through Yellowstone: sheer symbolism.
New York Times Jan 15, 2002 White House Relaxes Rules On Protection of Wetlands: Two Agencies Criticized Revision of Permit Laws
QUOTE: The changes announced yesterday by the Army Corps of Engineers -- with approval from the White House -- will make it somewhat easier for developers, mining companies and others to qualify for nearly automatic "general permits" to dredge and fill wetlands.
Washington Post Nov 08, 2001 Court Overturns Jury Award in '89 Exxon Valdez Spill
QUOTE: ...the $5.3 billion in punitive damages the Exxon Corporation was ordered to pay for the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, the worst in the nation's history, was excessive....the Supreme Court set a ratio of about four to one in punitive awards to actual harm...
New York Times Oct 31, 2001 U.S. Accuses the Japanese of Inflexibility On Trade Talks
QUOTE: Japanese officials acknowledge that they have so far refused to compromise on farm goods....both the United States and the European Union had core trade positions that they were unwilling to compromise ahead of the trade summit meeting.
New York Times Jul 07, 2001 German Loggers to Leave 'African Eden' Untouched
QUOTE: ...a German logging company said yesterday that it had given up its lease on a tract of swamp-fringed rain forest in the Congo Republic.
New York Times Jul 06, 2001 Farmers Force Open Canal in Fight with U.S. Over Water
QUOTE: ...federal officials asked for help today from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and United States marshals after farmers, angry about being cut off from irrigation water...
New York Times May 21, 2001 Myth of the Martyred Mapmaker: Fired Contractor Turned Into Hero
QUOTE: ...his dismissal was less about political interference than bureaucratic panic, and that it would have gone unnoticed if environmentalists hadn't been so eager for ammunition to use against the Arctic drilling plan...
Washington Post May 11, 2001 Judge Bars New Forest Rules, Citing Potential Local Harm
QUOTE: A federal judge in Idaho blocked the Clinton administration's forest-protection plan today...cause "irreparable long-term harm" to local communities.
New York Times May 11, 2001 Bush Asks Congress to Grant Him a 'Fast Track' in Trade Talks
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