The report estimates that up to 108 barrels per day — more than 4,500 gallons — are flowing from a site where an oil company’s platform and wells were destroyed during a hurricane.
Government hunting programs cleared a path for coyotes to surge east, an example of mismanaging nature.
Up to 1,000 gallons of oil per day are being removed from the site of the Taylor Energy spill, says the owner of company that installed a containment system.
Conservationists and authors of a United Nations report on biodiversity loss say individuals have the power to create meaningful change.
Reversing the trend will require nations to jointly confront the loss of biodiversity, along with climate change, the report says.
The weakened regulation favors the oil and gas industry, which will save an estimated $980 million over a decade, administration officials say.
Despite legal challenges, the Interior Department is in the process of permitting companies to use sonic blasts in an effort to find new oil and gas deposits, despite potential dangers to wildlife.
The Office of Inspector General said its investigation is based on numerous requests from lawmakers and conservation groups.
The court said that under a trust agreement, the government could control Taylor Energy’s funds for up to 50 years.
The proposal would strike language that guides officials to ignore economic impacts when determining how wildlife should be protected.