Led by Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), a bipartisan group of senators and representatives today introduced bills in Congress to protect the coastal plain of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a designated wilderness area.
The state of New Mexico has sold 4 million acres of state trust lands to private interests and extractive industries, some of which endanger the health, environment, and economy of local communities, according to
In a historic move, four Alaska legislators from across the state this morning voted against House resolution HJR 5, which urges Congress to open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil exploration. Five representatives were absent.
New Mexico’s public lands got a reprieve today when the sponsor of a bill that would have opened the door to privatizing our public lands and resources withdrew the legislation due to overwhelming public opposition.