With very few legislative days left in the 114th Congress, this bill has no chance of being adopted and would do too little to protect wild, cultural and historic lands, including the critically important Bears Ears area.
The guidance requires climate change science to be included in environmental analyses for individual projects, such as oil and gas development, on public lands covered under the National Environmental Policy Act (known as NEPA).
One year ago today, the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management released historic conservation plans that would help conserve the sagebrush ecosystem, the over 350 species that call it home and the imperiled sage-grouse.
The Wilderness Society commends California Senator Barbara Boxer, Congresswoman Lois Capps, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo and Congressman Jared Huffman for their steadfast leadership advocating for the permanent protection of extraordinary wildlands and historic sites along the California coast.
Today, Reps. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), Chris Gibson (R-NY), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Niki Tsongas (D-MA) introduced the Transparency in Energy Production Act of 2016.