By passing H.R. 218 today, the U.S. House of Representatives set a dangerous precedent, approving construction of a destructive, unnecessary road through protected wilderness in the vital Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in the Alaska Peninsula.
In its just-released Fiscal Year 2018 budget resolution, the U.S. House of Representatives today included instructions that would enable the House Natural Resources Committee to authorize drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge through the federal budget process.
On April 26, President Trump signed an executive order that calls into question the validity of America’s parks and national monuments, focusing specifically on removing protections for Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.
As part of President Trump’s goal of opening more of America’s offshore waters to oil and gas drilling, the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management today announced it will revise the 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program.