Controversial new habitat designation for the Beluga whale

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Earlier this month, the National Marine Fisheries Service designated about 3,000 square miles of aquatic habitat as critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act for Cook Inlet distinct population segment of beluga whale.  The designation is … Continue reading

More critical habitat proposed for the snowy plover

Author:  Damien M. Schiff As part of an unfortunate pattern, the US Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed an expanded critical habitat designation, under the Endangered Species Act, for the western snowy plover, a small coastal bird.  In 1999, the Service … Continue reading

EPA’s illegal light duty vehicle rule must go

Author: Ted Hadzi-Antich  EPA has done it again.  It has failed to send yet another greenhouse gas regulation for review to it's own blue ribbon panel of experts known as the Science Advisory Board (SAB).  This time, it's the light duty … Continue reading