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New Initiative Goes After Wildlife Trafficking Market

wildlifetraffickingSEATTLE (AP) - A new initiative effort supported by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen would make it a crime in Washington to sell or trade elephant ivory, shark fins and other animal parts derived from several species.

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Forest Service Announces Listening Session On ONF Revision

forest alaskaAn additional Northwest Forest Plan Revision Listening Session will be held in Olympia, WA, on April 28. This is in response to interest expressed at a recent meeting in Seattle. While the Olympic National Forest's Plan is not currently in revision and no revision schedule has been set,

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Newhouse Proposes Ending Federal Protection For Wolves

graywolfYAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Republican U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse has introduced a bill to remove the gray wolf from Endangered Species Act protections in Washington, Oregon and Utah. The freshman lawmaker says removing wolves from the list is "long overdue" and would allow state wildlife officials

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Blackfeet Nation: No Drilling On Our Sacred Land.

protectbadgerThe Blackfeet Nation announced a national campaign Wednesday calling for the cancellation of all oil and gas leases in the Badger-Two Medicine, the 165,000 acres along Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front that are the site of Blackfeet creation stories and home to many of its traditional foods and medicines.

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Washington School Board Expresses Concern About Oil Trains

oiltrainsMOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - A school board in northwest Washington has joined cities and others in passing a resolution expressing concerns about safety risks from trains carrying crude oil. The Skagit Valley Herald reports the Mount Vernon School Board's resolution unanimously passed Wednesday night.

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