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[ House budget aims for oil drilling in Alaska’s Arctic Refuge ]

The U.S. House of Representatives has released a proposed 2018 budget that, if passed, would essentially authorize oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

[ Reaction to Interior Department recommendation on Canyons of the Ancients National Monument: It’s not clear why it was under “review” in the first place ]

Michael Reinemer

Statement on Interior Department recommendation on Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, July 21, 2017

The following statement is from Scott Miller, Southwest Senior Regional Director for the Wilderness Society:

[ ACT NOW: Stop the drilling on the doorstep of Dinosaur National Monument ]

President Trump has made it clear that his administration values fossil fuel development above our lands and climate, and the latest victim could be the pristine night skies, rushing rivers and incredible prehistoric treasures around Dinosaur National Monument.

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[ Under Trump, sneaky attempts to put fossil fuel interests above the American people ]

Just two months after President Trump approved the permanent dismantlement of a rule that ensured the public was involved early and often in decisions about fossil fuel development on public land, the Trump administration has opened an absurdly short comment period to overhaul the process of public land management.

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[ Trump’s “America First” energy plan is a losing proposition for industry. Here’s why. ]

How will America’s natural gas industry operate 5-10-20 years down the line in an increasingly carbon-constrained world? The administration forgot to ask.

     

[ U.S. House passes bill threatening wilderness across America ]

Tim Woody

By passing H.R. 218 today, the U.S. House of Representatives set a dangerous precedent, approving construction of a destructive, unnecessary road through protected wilderness in the vital Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in the Alaska Peninsula.  

[ Deputy Interior nominee “unfit” says TWS ]

Alex Thompson

Today the U.S. Senate held a procedural vote for Interior’s deputy secretary nomination of David Bernhardt.

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[ Secretary Zinke to attend anti-public lands meeting in Denver ]

Kate Mackay

As reported in the Denver Post, Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will be speaking at the

[ Boondoggle road project in Izembek National Wildlife Refuge would set dangerous precedent ]

Michael Reinemer

The bill, H.R.

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[ Trump now quietly trying to drill in ocean monuments, sanctuaries ]

The Trump administration has begun reviewing 11 ocean monuments and sanctuaries with an eye toward “encourag[ing] energy exploration and production.”