Tag Archives: endangered species
The designation could have significant consequences for people, farmers and companies along the Rio Grande and holds clues for how listing other rare mussels would change water use in Texas.
The Texas hornshell, a freshwater mussel found in crevices and boulder outcroppings of the Rio Grande, isn’t much to look at. While it can be easily mistaken ...Read More
“Everyone should care when the federal government thinks it can do whatever it wants on your private property.”
The National Butterfly Center filed a lawsuit in Washington D.C. Monday against the Department of Homeland Security demanding that the Trump administration cond...Read More
In a letter sent Wednesday, the center alleges that the Department of Homeland Security has violated private property rights and the Endangered Species Act.
Eugenio del Bosque Gomez/Flickr: Gage Skidmore The National Butterfly Center in South Texas sent a certified letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)...Read More
About 2,700 acres of the lizard’s habitat have been disturbed by oil and gas development and sand mining since 2012.
In 2012, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) made the controversial decision not to list the dunes sagebrush lizard, a three-inch reptile native to the Wes...Read More
A little Texas bird could become a test case for the Trump administration’s willingness to defend Obama-era endangered species decisions.
Several prominent environmental organizations are citing the Trump’s administration’s hostility toward the Endangered Species Act as the reason for stepping...Read More
Susan Combs, Fierce Critic of Endangered Species Act, Tapped for Agency in Charge of its Implementation
As Texas comptroller, Combs led the charge against endangered species listings, likening them to “incoming Scud missiles.”
In May, we published a deep-dive into the Texas comptroller’s office and its funding of endangered species research. We found that the comptroller’s office,...Read More
Can Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar oversee objective scientific research into rare species? Or is he rigging the process to keep them off the endangered list, as his critics charge?
Lars Letaru From the looks of them, it’s hard to imagine that the smooth pimpleback, the Texas fawnsfoot or the Texas fatmucket could threaten the Texas econo...Read More