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Last Build Date: Tue, 23 May 2017 16:21:49 -0400


WILD HORSES: Budget calls for BLM to euthanize animals it can't adopt out

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:21:49 -0400

The Bureau of Land Management's $1.1 billion fiscal 2018 budget request would reduce growing herds of wild horses and burros on federal rangelands by allowing for the "humane euthanasia and unrestricted sale" of potentially thousands of animals it cannot adopt out to other agencies or individuals.

USDA: Trump would cut 5,000 employees, conservation programs

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:21:52 -0400

The Department of Agriculture will "dig down and do more" with a proposed budget that would cut more than 5,000 employees and trim programs in conservation and rural development, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said today.

DOJ: Budget offers key role for enviro lawyers in border security

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:21:55 -0400

The Trump administration wants to significantly boost a section of the Justice Department's Environment and Natural Resources Division to obtain land for the proposed border wall.

FEDERAL WORKFORCE: Unions enraged by Trump's proposed retirement cuts

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:21:59 -0400

Federal employee unions are up in arms over President Trump's budget plan, which takes aim at their members' retirement benefits.

REGULATIONS: Judge rejects Trump bid to stay proceedings on 2-for-1 order

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:22:02 -0400

A federal judge today rejected the Trump administration's effort to swiftly dispense with a lawsuit over one of its regulatory executive orders.

CLIMATE: Greens sue 4 agencies over 'censorship'

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:22:05 -0400

An environmental watchdog sued four federal agencies today for alleged "censorship" of climate change.

CHEMICALS: Trump wants to give CSB money — to phase itself out

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:22:07 -0400

President Trump's "skinny budget" shocked the U.S. Chemical Safety Board when it proposed zeroing out the agency. The White House budget request out today would fund the agency for fiscal 2018 with over $9 million — but there's a catch.

MARINE MAMMALS: Commission would be axed under Trump plan

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:22:09 -0400

President Trump today proposed in his fiscal 2018 budget request the elimination of the Marine Mammal Commission, one of numerous independent agencies targeted for closure under the new administration.

INTERIOR: Zinke champions budget proposal

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:22:12 -0400

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke today defended the administration's $11.7 billion 2018 budget proposal, saying it seeks to balance the department's conservation and natural resource development missions.

LAW: U.S. is leader in climate change litigation — U.N.

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:22:16 -0400

The United States is at the forefront of a global increase in climate-change-related litigation, according to a report released today by the U.N. Environment Programme.