Louisiana is suing the Army Corp of Engineers for damages to wetlands caused by levees despite environmental lawyers saying the state had insisted on the measures. On another matter, the US Department of Interior is attempting to adopt a landscape-level approach to mitigation while an Oklahoma conservation banking company aims to save the struggling lesser prairie chicken.
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9 December 2013 | Greetings! This final monthly news brief of 2013 sees the year going out with a bang. We’ve got good news: US Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell has ordered development of a
The not-so-great news? The state of Louisiana’s announced it will sue the Army Corps of Engineers for damages caused by levee collapses in the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet, a move that has some environmental lawyers scratching their heads, given that the state allegedly
Meanwhile, a panel of MPs in the UK say that the national biodiversity offset program proposed this fall say the program is “little more than a 20-minute box-ticking exercise,” and
2013 has been quite a wild ride for biodiversity and wetland conservation finance – keep an eye on your inboxes for our special year-end edition of MitMail, summarizing the key developments this past year and offering our predictions for 2014.
Finally, for those with their thumbs in many eco-market pies, please join our sister site Valorando Naturaleza’s fourth webinar of the year on December 12th, where carbon experts will gather to discuss the most relevant and important results for Latin America from the UN Climate Change Framework Convention in Warsaw that took place at the end of November. To learn more and save your space,
—The Ecosystem Marketplace Team
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