Some of the most important climate and energy achievements of the last eight years—including many that were Wilderness Society priorities—are on the chopping block with President Trump in the Oval Office. It will be more important than ever to stand up and let our lawmakers know what is important to us.
Just over a month into his presidency, President Trump is expected to roll back Obama-era reforms aimed at ending coal company sweetheart deals and decreasing pollution from dirty coal production associated with the federal coal program.
Emboldened by Donald Trump’s election, the Republican-controlled Congress has again set its sights on opening Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil exploration. The threat to the refuge’s fragile coastal plain is greater than it has been in more than a decade.
Idaho has sold off tracts of land in apparent violation of its own constitution roughly 300 times, calling into question some politicians' claims that state-seized public lands wouldn't be in danger of liquidation.
Turned off by the anti-public lands views of Utah Governor Gary Herbert and the state's congressional delegation—notably representatives Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz, who have lobbied President Trump to reverse Bears Ears National Monument--the biannual Outdoor Retailer show is officially leaving Utah.
Often vying with fierce congressional opposition, President Obama protected more lands and waters than any other president, defended wildlands that are "Too Wild to Drill," and tackled climate change and fossil fuel dependence while ramping up renewable energy development.