Ted Williams's Blog Archive 2008

BLM Defers Utah Lands from Drilling Following TRCP Protest

100,000-plus acres withdrawn from energy lease sale in the wake of strenuous objections by sportsmen

WASHINGTON – A decision late Friday by the Bureau of Land Management to withdraw more than 100,000 acres of controversial energy leases from its Dec. 19 sale in Utah removes valuable fish

Polar Bears Left Unprotected

In the latest in a series of parting shots at our imperiled wildlife, officials in the Bush/Cheney Administration today announced that they will deny America’s vanishing polar bears desperately needed protections under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Polar bears are already drowning

Dubya Keeps Hacking at the ESA

New Regulation Opens Loophole in Endangered Species Act

(Washington, D.C. – December 11, 2008) The Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne announced today a final rule change that weakens implementation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). At issue are Section 7 consultations with endangered