Author: Gary Kopycinski

Emergency Petition Filed to Save Plummeting Red Wolf Population

Stronger Regulations Needed to Stem Illegal Shootings, Expand Where Wild Wolves Can Roam Washington, D.C.-(ENEWSPF)- Conservation groups submitted an emergency petition today calling on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to take immediate steps to bolster flagging protections for the world’s only wild population of red wolves, which has declined by[Read More…]

El Niño Triggers Legal Requirement to Close Swordfish Drift Gillnet Fishery

Measure Will Protect Endangered Loggerhead Sea Turtles From Nets Montery, CA-(ENEWSPF)- Environmental groups this week requested NOAA Fisheries meet its legal responsibility to close Southern California waters from swordfish drift gillnets to protect endangered loggerhead sea turtles. Southern California waters are teeming with pelagic red crabs — a favorite prey of[Read More…]

Four U.S. Freshwater Turtles Receive International Trade Protection

Washington, D.C.-(ENEWSPF)- Coinciding with World Turtle Day, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a final rule today to regulate and monitor international trade of common snapping turtles and three softshell turtles. The rule, which responds in part to a 2011 request from the Center for Biological Diversity documenting the harms of the[Read More…]

Californians to Protest Offshore Fracking at Federal Offices in Camarillo

Tuesday Rally Targets Proposal to Let Oil Companies Resume Fracking in Santa Barbara Channel Camarillo, CA-(ENEWSPF)- Conservationists and coastal residents will rally Tuesday morning outside the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management office in Camarillo to protest a federal proposal to let oil companies resume offshore fracking in the wildlife-rich Santa Barbara[Read More…]

WWF Response to President Obama’s Speech Before United Nations

WASHINGTON, DC–(ENEWSPF)–September 22, 2009 – World Wildlife Fund issued the following statement today from Keya Chatterjee, acting director of WWF’s climate program: “We welcome the clear statement from President Obama about the urgency of climate change and the promise that the US will do its part, by providing funding for[Read More…]

Beck Denigrates Yom Kippur

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)– Today, in response to conservative host Glenn Beck encouraging his listeners to make Yom Kippur "a day of Fast and Prayer for the Republic," Media Matters for America issued the following statement: "Yom Kippur is a day of atonement, prayer and fasting," Ari Rabin-Havt of Media Matters said.[Read More…]

Leaders Praise Bipartisan Passage of Medicare Premilum Fairness Act

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–September 24, 2009.  Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV), House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Pete Stark (D-CA), and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry A. Waxman (D-CA), Chairman Emeritus John D. Dingell (D-MI) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) today[Read More…]

Kerry On Appointment of Paul Kirk to Fill Kennedy Seat

BOSTON–(ENEWSPF)–September 24, 2009.  Senator John Kerry today spoke at a press conference in which Governor Deval Patrick appointed Paul Kirk to temporarily fill Senator Kennedy’s seat. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery. “Governor Patrick, I think we all agree that the mark of a good Chief Executive isn’t[Read More…]