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The numbers just don’t add up to justify drilling in the Arctic Refuge

Congress is on the verge of selling off Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil drilling, and its members don’t seem to know they’re being conned. They have been sold a $1 billion bill of goods.

BLM suspends needed methane rule, ceding regulation to states & industry

Sarah Graddy

The department is expected to announce a new draft rule in the next few weeks that could revise the existing regulation or rescind it entirely.

While America focuses on tax bill, Congress quietly tries to open Arctic Refuge to oil drilling

The U.S. Senate has passed a Republican tax-reform package that contains a provision to authorize oil drilling on the coastal plain of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, placing the biological heart of one of our last pristine, untouched places in severe peril.


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:


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 filed a l


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 


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 leadership, asking them to move forward on bipartisan legislation that aims to advance renewable energy p

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: