Category Archives: Representative Rahall

Change and Hope for Endangered Species

With the election of President Barack Obama, we have the unprecedented opportunity to restore protections for our nation’s disappearing wildlife and last remaining wild places. Before leaving office, the Bush Administration snuck through midnight regulations that would weaken the Endangered Species Act. The regulations make it harder to protect polar bears, gray wolves, Canadian lynx, pacific salmon and thousands of other endangered species. The Endangered Species Act is the safety net for our nation’s wildlife, fish and plants on the… Continue reading

(Re)protecting flying squirrels

This is a guest post from ESC member group The Wilderness Society. It has also appeared on their blog. Can we save my flying squirrel?By M’Shae Alderman, The Wilderness Society I can still remember the smell of dog food and peanut butter mixing and melting beneath Kentucky’s July sun. My vertebrate zoology class was preparing to trap the Southern flying squirrel and my group received a special assignment: “make raccoon bait.” So, while my other classmates assembled cages and rolled… Continue reading