An upcoming December oil and gas lease sale on public lands in Colorado would have broad impacts on local wildlife and communities, exacerbating conflicts between the Trump administration’s “energy dominance” agenda and local governments and communities.
Yesterday, a leaked Pentagon document containing the Department of Defense views on an irrelevant rider in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) regarding sage-grouse and other species revealed the true intent behind the perennial effort by Rep Rob Bishop (R-Utah).
Congress is set to vote on a Department of the Interior funding bill amendment that would block the agency from carrying out its duty to properly manage and protect priceless cultural and natural resources within the Ironwood Forest National Monument in Arizona.
The bill, (H.R.6410) sponsored by 62 members of Congress, would ensure permanent congressional protections for 51 national monuments established under the Antiquities Act from January 1996 to April 201
If confirmed by the Senate, President Trump’s appointment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court could spell trouble for America’s public lands, according to a preliminary assessment of his record by The Wilderness Society.
Scott Pruitt’s doomed stewardship of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency bear striking resemblance to the current mess that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has created for himself and our shared public lands and waters.