Posts Categorized: Congress

Cattle, © USDA

On “Mutually Insured Destruction” »

Defenders’ recently-released report “Mutually Insured Destruction: How Unchecked Crop Insurance Subsidies Harm the Environment” lays out the true cost of crop insurance subsidies. Here’s what you should know about how the Farm Bill could impact food, land and wildlife.

Wolves, © Eilish Palmer

Wolf Weekly Wrap-Up »

Defenders asks court to halt trapper paid to kill two wolf packs on federal lands; Idaho Governor announces a new Wolf Control Board to implement lethal wolf control programs.

Bald eagle, © Miriam Stein

Affirming our All-American Conservation Values through the Endangered Species Act »

This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, our nation’s landmark wildlife conservation law. Despite decades of success and many species saved from extinction, today the ESA is threatened by new and accelerating political threats to significantly undermine or weaken it and the potent spread of misinformation about its effectiveness.

Mexican gray wolf pup, © USFWS

Wolf Weekly Wrap-Up »

OR-7 takes a day trip to California!; Update on closing of comment period for gray wolf delisting; Event info for public rally in Seattle; The latest news on horrific Idaho wolf slaughter set for Dec. 28

Gray wolf, © USFWS

Wolf Weekly Wrap-Up »

Recap of Pinetop Hearing; Celebrating Sucesses: 700,000 comments from wolf supports in to USFWS regarding wolf delisting proposal; this week USDA annouces they plan to audit Wildlife Services Predator Program. Also- another call to action for our supporters: Tell your Congressman to sign Grijalva and Fitzpatrick’s letter endorsing continued protection of gray wolves!