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  • Agency slashes critical habitat for salmon

    Faced with a lawsuit by the National Association of Home Builders, NOAA Fisheries decides to strip protections from four-fifths of the currently designated critical habitat for salmon

  • CON: A housing development that’s a tragedy for condors

    The Tejon Ranch agreement, which will allow a housing development to be build in the midst of rare condor critical habitat, is a disaster for the endangered birds, according to Noel Snyder and David Clendenen.

  • Conservation agreements try to head off endangered species listings

    Conservation agreements try to head off endangered species listings

    Candidate conservation agreements try to keep rare species, like Colorado's Gunnison sage grouse, off the endangered species list, or at least healthy enough to lessen the restrictions that come with listing.

  • Critical Habitat: The Inside Story

    A behind-the-scenes look at the struggle over critical habitat reveals the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to be an agency at war with itself

  • ESA talks end in stalemate

    A working group of 23 experts convened by the nonprofit Keystone Center could not reach consensus over how to reform the Endangered Species Act’s critical habitat provisions

  • Follow-up

    Steve Williams, head of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, tells Congress that money for critical habitat for endangered species could be better spent elsewhere; National Security Administration head asks Congress for more money for nuke bomb site, and Rep.

  • High Noon for Habitat

    In Riverside County, Calif., the conflict between the Endangered Species Act’s critical habitat rule and the West’s booming, sprawling, growth-driven economy comes to a head

  • Pombo takes on the Endangered Species Act

    On his 12th attempt, Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Calif., succeeds in pushing a bill through the U.S. House designed to reform the Endangered Species Act and end critical habitat protection

  • PRO: The Tejon agreement is a true conservation victory

    Graham Chisholm believes that an agreement involving open space, a large housing development and condor habitat on California’s Tejon Ranch is a “true conservation victory.”

  • Reality Check

    Misinformation and exaggeration abound in the debate over the Endangered Species Act’s critical habitat provisions

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