Environment

Trump EPA Abandons Safeguards Protecting Taxpayers From Mine Cleanup Costs

Bowing to industry pressure, late last Friday the Trump Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) refused to finalize a proposed rule governing cleanup costs associated with hard-rock mining—the nation’s leading source of toxic releases...

Eleventh hour support for vaquitas at CITES meeting but urgent action still needed on tackling illegal wildlife trade globally

The 69th meeting of the Standing Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has come to a close in Geneva having tackled the largest agenda with the largest number of participants ever.

Historic agreement reached to protect the Arctic

An international agreement to protect the Central Arctic Ocean against all commercial fishing was reached in Washington DC, on December 1. The United States, Canada, Norway, Russia, The Kingdom of Denmark, Iceland, Japan, South Korea, China and the...

Citing Recent Keystone Spill, Federal Court Orders Additional Measures To Reduce Spill Risks From Dakota Access Pipeline

On December 4th, citing the recent Keystone oil spill in South Dakota, a federal court imposed several interim measures over the ongoing operation of the Dakota Access pipeline.