He opposed public lands and wildlife protections. Trump gave him a top environment job | Environment | The Guardian


Under the leadership of William Perry Pendley, the Bureau of Land Management is failing to fulfill its most basic duties of safeguarding America’s public lands, his critics say

Source: He opposed public lands and wildlife protections. Trump gave him a top environment job | Environment | The Guardian

Trump administration sabotages major conservation effort, defying Congress | Environment | The Guardian


Scientists and officials around the US have told the Guardian that the Trump administration has withdrawn funding for a large, successful conservation program – in direct contradiction of instructions from Congress.

Unique in scale and ambition, the program comprises 22 research centers that tackle big-picture issues affecting huge swaths of the US, such as climate change, flooding and species extinction. They are known as Landscape Conservation Cooperatives – or were, because 16 of them are now on indefinite hiatus or have dissolved.

“I just haven’t seen anything like this in my almost 30 years of working with the federal government,” said a scientist at the Fish and Wildlife Service who worked for one of the LCCs and wished to remain anonymous, because federal employees were instructed not to speak with the Guardian for this story. “There is this lack of accountability.”

 

Source: Trump administration sabotages major conservation effort, defying Congress | Environment | The Guardian