The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the U.S. Forest Service was right to bar domestic sheep grazing from parts of Idaho’s Payette National Forest in order to forestall the spread of a deadly disease to bighorn sheep.
The Arctic Refuge is once again threatened by Congress members who are pressing to open its pristine lands to oil and gas drilling. With Trump in office, there is little hope that a pro-drilling bill would be vetoed. The threat is higher than ever.
A hearing hosted on Feb. 25 by the House Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Federal Lands showcased legislation that would severely undermine national public lands, elevating industrial uses over the conservation and protection of our parks, refuges, and forests.