New guidelines released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would have lasting benefits for our health and our climate by reducing wasteful emissions of methane during oil and natural gas production.
Southwest Colorado's Animas River is closed to the public, and nearby towns have issued state of emergency orders, after a toxic spill from an old gold mine transformed the river into an orange mess of sludge on Aug. 6.
The bill, introduced by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), would add federally owned land in six iconic locations to the California Coastal National Monument - first established in 2000 and previously expanded by President Barack Obama in 2014.
There is no greater threat to the long term health of our wild lands than climate change and today’s commitment by President Obama will help ensure that polluting sources of energy are not threatening our health or our lands.
The bill, which was introduced by Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID), would designate more than 275,000 acres of snowy peaks and gorgeous lake-filled terrain as wilderness in the Boulder-White Cloud Mountains, one of the largest intact roadless areas in the country that lacks permanent protection.