Push to Protect West Texas Lizard Moves Forward After Settlement

A long-running effort by environmental groups to get a rare species of West Texas lizard added to the endangered species list took a step forward on Thursday, when the federal government settled a lawsuit over its alleged “political delay” in even considering the idea.

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Conservationists Sue to Block Federal Oil and Gas Leases in California

California environmental groups sued the Trump administration Wednesday to thwart plans to auction over 700,000 acres to the fossil fuel industry, calling the potential of new fracking operations a threat to the San Francisco Bay Area’s wildlife and aquifers.

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