Feds and Industry Partner to Create Habitat for Critically Threatened Butterflies

The federal government unveiled a program Wednesday to plant scores of milkweed plants across the nation to help monarch butterfly populations recover, but conservationists expressed skepticism that the program—while beneficial—could be cover for a refusal to list the iconic species as endangered this winter.

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Lawyers Expect Feds to Approve Contested Texas Pipeline Within Days

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is expected to give Houston-based pipeline giant Kinder Morgan the go-ahead to clear land for a hotly contested natural gas line through the Texas Hill Country within the next two days, attorneys for the company and the federal government said Wednesday.

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