Almost exactly a month before Americans are scheduled to convene in Washington DC and demand climate action, President Trump served up a resounding notice that he will do the exact opposite.
Effective immediately, lifting the moratorium allows new coal leasing on public lands and unravels progress in policies to fight against climate change.
Nevada Rep. Mark Amodei and Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake are the latest lawmakers to introduce new bills that further the radical public land takeover movement, seemingly ignoring that most Americans–and most residents of their states–oppose it.
Today, President Trump signed an executive order with multiple environmental rollbacks that will harm public lands. The sweeping directive targets policies to undo the Clean Power Plan and undoes the pause in the federal coal program.
On Thursday, March 23, it asked a court to stop a rule designed to ensure taxpayers get a fair return from oil, gas and coal sold from mines and wells on public lands by asking for a “stay.” The “Valuation Rule” was designed to prevent coal companies from pocketing