Pebble Mine Update

Last week the EPA told the US Army Corps of Engineers in Alaska that they would not formally object to the proposed Pebble Mine plan. This lack of objection comes despite the EPA’s supposed concerns about the plan, including that dredging for the open-pit mine “may well contribute to the permanent loss of 2,292 acres of wetlands and. . . …

Endangered Species Day

It’s Endangered Species Day! And while the endangerment of a species is never something to celebrate, the species themselves and the legislation that protects them certainly is. Created in 1973, The Endangered Species Act (ESA) works to not only prevent the extinction of species, but also to protect the ecosystems on which they depend. Since signed into law, the ESA …