January 2, 2008–The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), a conservationist group that litigates wildlife-protection issues, has filed suit challenging Interior Department secrecy on a political scandal.
January 2, 2008–The Senate passed a five-year Farm Bill Dec. 14, 2007, that softened a provision imposing draconian penalties for publication of information from a federal database for tracking food animals.
December 12, 2007–Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP), the embattled flagship journal of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has a new editor-in-chief - Hugh A. Tilson. But will he have the editorial independence NIEHS leaders have promised him?
December 12, 2007–Senate sponsors of a bipartisan Senate bill to strengthen agency compliance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) have crafted a compromise version and reintroduced it in hopes of speeding Congressional action.
December 12, 2007–SEJ President Timothy B. Wheeler testified before a full committee oversight hearing of the House Natural Resources Committee, that a proposed rule governing photography in National Park System units and Wildlife Refuges could restrict media access to these public lands and limit their coverage of natural resource issues.