The Wilderness Society and the National Trust for Historic Preservation spearheaded an effort to get more than 60 national, regional, and local conservation, preservation, recreation and other organizations to sign a letter to President Obama outlining our strong support for the Antiquities Act. The letter encourages defense of the Act in the face of these legislative efforts and also encourages appropriate use of the Act to protect the nation’s important public land values.
Read the entire letter by clicking on the link below.
Both climate regulatory and climate adaptation programs won cash infusions in President Obama's budget proposal yesterday, despite a tough budget year that saw overall cuts at environment, natural resource and land management agencies.
Environmentalists said the budget underscored the administration's seriousness about its climate change agenda, even when the programs were not linked directly to clean energy and jobs initiatives.
The following statement from The Wilderness Society President William H. Meadows is in response to the news that Carol Browner, chief environmental and energy adviser to President Obama, will be leaving the White House.
WASHINGTON –Today, President Obama issued a proclamation declaring September as National Wilderness Month. The proclamation comes at a time of opportunity for our wildlands: the conclusion of America’s Great Outdoors listening sessions and National Public Lands Day, which kicks off Wilderness Week at the end of September.