Natural Resources

"Proposal Linking Conservation, Crop Insurance Panned by Farm Groups"

The release Friday of the Senate Agriculture Committee chairman's draft of a 2012 Farm Bill shifted the political fight over this major legislation into high gear. Finishing the bill by September, when the current law expires, will be a challenge, especially in an election year. The Farm Bill has many provisions that affect the environment, public health, and environmental health.

Source: Greenwire, 04/24/2012
August 7, 2016 to August 12, 2016

Ecological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting

The 101st annual ESA meeting, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will support sessions that explore how ecosystem structure and function respond to multiple drivers of change, how resource managers can cope with developing novel ecosystems, and potential benefits and problems that society will face as we progress into the Anthropocene Epoch.

Obama Proposes Reviving Wetlands Policy Industry Blocked Under Bush

"In 2006, developers, mining companies and agribusinesses convinced the George W. Bush administration to scale back a proposal that would have widened federal protections for wetlands and waterways in the wake of a muddled Supreme Court ruling on Clean Water Act enforcement."

Source: Greenwire, 04/19/2012
May 1, 2012

Book Launch for "Harvest the Wind: America's Journey to Jobs, Energy Independence, and Climate Stability"

The Environmental Law Institute invites you to join them in Washington, DC to celebrate the release of a new book by former ELI Senior Attorney Philip Warburg. Wine, beer, and hors d'oeuvres will be provided. RSVP.

April 27, 2012

Fisheries Law Enforcement: Status and Challenges

In this session, part of the Environmental Law Institute's Ocean Seminar Series, panelists will discuss the key challenges facing fisheries law enforcement agencies and the regulated industry, ongoing reform efforts, and what additional actions and solutions may be necessary to ensure that the system maximizes fisheries compliance. RSVP by April 25th.

"U.S. Forest Service Spends $40.6 Million for Lands in 15 States"

"WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Forest Service is investing $40.6 million to acquire 27 pieces of land in 15 states that the agency says will help safeguard clean water, provide recreational access, preserve wildlife habitat, enhance scenic vistas and protect historic and wilderness areas."

04/17/2012
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