Today the Bureau of Land Management in Colorado announced that it will move forward with a master leasing plan for oil and gas leasing and development in Montezuma and La Plata counties, on lands managed by BLM’s Tres Rios Field Office.
Today, the Interior Department issued new guidelines to protect water and safeguard communities for the effects of coal mining.
THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY * NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL * SOUTHERN UTAH WILDERNESS ALLIANCE
Nada Culver, The Wilderness Society, 303.225.4635
Stephen Bloch, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, 801.428.3981
[ Proposed pipeline to cut through Appalachian Trail, set dangerous example for development in protected areas ]
Cutting through one of the most celebrated hiking trails in America, the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline threatens wildlife habitat, recreational lands and the health of local Appalachia communities, while setting a terrible precedent of building energy infrastructure through our national forests.
[ Guided by science and public opinion, land managers say “no” to proposed sulfide-ore copper mines threatening Minnesota’s iconic Boundary Waters Wilderness ]
Today, guided by science and public opinion, federal agencies charged with stewardship of taxpayer-owned public lands denied the renewal of two mineral leases adjacent to Minnesota’s iconic Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW).
More often than not, Rep. Zinke’s voting record has followed the anti-conservation standard set by the rest of President-elect Trump’s cabinet. He has sowed doubt about the well-established science of climate change, fought efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and tried to halt long-overdue efforts to reform the federal coal leasing process.
The federal Bureau of Land Management today is offering approximately 1.4 million acres for oil and gas leasing in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, more than doubling the amount of land already leased in the Western Arctic.
Today, Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society, issued the following statement on the nomination of U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke for Secretary of the Interior. Mr. Zinke reportedly has not yet accepted the nomination.