Gunnison Sage Grouse proposed for Endangered Species Act Protection with more than 1.7 Million acres of Critical Habitat

Gunnison, Colo. / January 10, 2013 — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed to list the Gunnison sage grouse (Centrocercus minimus) as “endangered” under the Endangered Species Act and to designate more than 1.7 million acres of critical habitat for the species. Conservation organizations first petitioned to protect the species in 2000. “The Gunnison sage grouse might finally get the protection it deserves,” said Mark Salvo, wildlife program director for WildEarth Guardians. “Federal listing will buttress efforts to conserve the species.” Gunnison sage grouse are among the most…

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Harper Government Announces Funding to Clean Up Randle Reef in Hamilton Harbour

HAMILTON, Ont. – December 19, 2012 – The Honourable Peter Kent, Minister of the Environment, yesterday confirmed the Government of Canada’s funding to clean up contaminated sediment at Randle Reef in Hamilton Harbour. Environment Canada will lead the Randle Reef Contaminated Sediment Remediation Project in partnership with the Province of Ontario, the City of Hamilton, the Hamilton Port Authority, U. S. Steel Canada, the City of Burlington, and the Regional Municipality of Halton. “The Harper Government is strongly committed to ensuring clean, safe, sustainable water quality for present and future…

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