Watch Out, Tortoise: Karen-Budd Falen Is in Charge.

From: Sierra “Like putting Genghis Khan in charge of a day-care center.” That’s how a spokesperson for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility responded to Karen Budd-Falen’s appointment to be acting assistant secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks....

How Secure Is Wilderness In The National Park System?

From: National Parks Traveler “Who controls the administration in Washington can impact candidates for wilderness designation. According to Buono, while the initial Park Service environmental impact statement that examined potential wilderness in the park units...

This Chemical Kills. Why Aren’t Regulators Banning It?

From: New York Times “Last month’s spectacular explosions at a large Philadelphia oil refinery complex injured five workers, terrorized city residents and drove up gasoline prices. But the impact could have been vastly worse had the explosions triggered a...