In addition, under Secretary Sally Jewell’s leadership, the Department of the Interior and its Bureau of Land Management have taken significant steps to modernize energy production on the millions of acres of publicly owned land they a
Chase Huntley, director of The Wilderness Society’s Energy and Climate Program, issued the following statement in response to yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the Clean Power Plan:
Every year, a coalition of conservation and environmental groups produce a report to help Congress as it debates the federal budget for the year. This year, it illustrates the impact of budget cuts on our communities and the environment, and the importance of reinvesting in conservati
“This decision is a huge loss for our kids’ future and for all Americans who care about the health of our planet, and a huge win for the polluters and the deniers. That said, I am confident that this is only a temporary setback — ultimately the science, the majority will, and bold climate action will win the day.”
— Kim Stevens, Environment Colorado
President Obama’s proposal restores essential funding to long-neglected programs, including fully funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund and fixing the way we pay to fight wildfires. These programs are a win-win for our environment, public health and all Americans.