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Oil-hungry members of Congress remove “burdens” Sec. Zinke faces when drilling our parks

In his first year as Interior Department Secretary, Ryan Zinke has revealed his true colors as a loyal friend to the fossil fuel industry, issuing secretarial orders to systematically strike down dozens of environmental safeguards that protect Americans and their land, air and water.

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Confusion reigned in semi-shut-down national parks

During the government shutdown, visitors to public lands encountered locked doors, deserted parks and ambiguous instructions.

Alaska’s most recent sneak attack on the Roadless Rule

Anastasia Greene

The state of Alaska is attempting to repeal long-standing protections for old-growth forests by requesting an exemption to the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule.

Interior eviscerates a fragile wildlife refuge in Alaska behind closed doors during shutdown

Tim Woody

Out of public view during the government shutdown today, officials of the U.S.

Don’t be fooled by Trump admin’s national park shutdown ploy

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has instituted a vague plan to keep national parks open if there is a government shutdown, but without park rangers to supervise them. It doesn’t change the way he and the Trump administration have neglected our public lands.

The real meaning of “energy dominance”: Shifting burdens from special interests to the American people

The directive ostensibly required federal agencies to identify regulations that place “burdens” on the American people.

A prebuttal of President Trump’s “State of Delusion” address and his war on America’s public lands

Michael Reinemer

Actions to roll back protections for public lands and reverse progress on pollution control and climate change all point to the Trump administration’s goal:  Selling out public lands owned by all Americans in the pursuit of dirty energy so a handful of private interests can profit.&nb

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These 4 environmental wins just proved that fighting back works

If you’re dreading three more years of environmental threats, remember that we can still score victories.

Trump administration will rush toward drilling and mining in embattled Utah monuments

Michael Reinemer

Two Federal Register notices will be published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on Tuesday, January 16th, showing the agency’s intent to rus

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Investor concern over methane risks on the rise. It should worry industry.

Many operators continue to ignore the financial and reputational risks methane poses, with potential implications for the entire industry.