The Wilderness Society has joined a coalition of Alaska Native and conservation groups in a lawsuit challenging the Obama administration’s decision to allow Shell to begin offshore drilling in the Arctic Ocean next summer.
Shell's ongoing oil spill battle in the North Sea is disturbing, but it is made even more disturbing given that Shell recently received conditional approval to move forward with dangerous drilling plans in Alaska's Arctic waters next summer.
This year your support helped pull 44,700 acres of western Wyoming’s beautiful Bridger-Teton National Forest lands off the oil and gas chopping block, but now we must report to you that our victory is being threatened — and could even be reversed — by the powerful oil and gas i
Although the oil and gas industry and their allies have criticized Obama Administration policies for allegedly restricting the industry’s access to federal lands for drilling, new data shows that the industry is sitting on millions of acres and thousands of unused leases.
On June 24, 2010, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Nick Rahall introduced the Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources Act (CLEAR Act). The Wilderness Society President Bill Meadows sent a letter to the Chairman supporting the legislation.