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Interior lease sales a “colossal dud”

Tony Iallonardo

In response to news reports that the Interior Department’s energy lease sale today drew little oil industry interest, Chase Huntley, senior director of The Wilderness Society’s energy program said:

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Conservation groups file lawsuit after President Trump illegally axed majestic Bears Ears National Monument

Jennifer Dickson

Three days after President Donald Trump issued a proclamation taking an axe to Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah, conservation organizations

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Outdoors groups oppose HR 1349, the “Wheels over Wilderness” bill

Michael Reinemer

The bill would open America’s 110 million acres of wilderness areas to mountain bikes, an unprecedented assault on wilderness nationwide. 

The Wilderness Act Prohibits Mountain Bike Use in Wilderness 

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Bipartisan renewable energy bill supports local communities and the economy

Alex Thompson

Today, a coalition of groups representing local government, hunters and anglers, conservationists, clean energy advocates, and the outdoor recreation community sent a letter to congressional le

THEN: Trump promised to honor “legacy of Theodore Roosevelt.” NOW: Teddy who?

A year before effectively eliminating Bears Ears and vast portions of Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, then President-elect Trump claimed his administration would honor the legacy of Theodore Roosevelt and “conserve and protect our beautiful natural resources for the next generation including protecting lands.”

Massive oil and gas lease sale in NPR-A is unprecedented

Tim Woody

Trump administration doubles down on illegal, unprecedented assault on protected public lands

Jennifer Dickson

Some members of Congress have joined in, proposing legislation to support these attacks on public lands.

The following statement is from Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society:

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After Utah onslaught, more national monuments targeted by Trump administration

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has recommended significantly altering national monuments including Cascade-Siskiyou in Oregon and Gold Butte in Nevada.

Conservation groups file lawsuit after President Trump illegally axed dinosaur treasure Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Jennifer Dickson

Hours after President Donald Trump issued a proclamation taking an axe to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah, conservation

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Oil and gas industry methane measures are not enough

Sarah Graddy

The program appears to be an effort to preempt the need for a strong methane rule from the federal government, including the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management.