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[1THING] Blog: Archive for August, 2017

[ Trump’s climate denial puts Houston’s massive recovery at risk ]

The president's order to rescind flood standards requires congressional lawmakers to step in – and fast.


[ Zinke aims to undo more wildlands protections, this time in Alaska ]

[ Torrential rains and violent storm surge: Why hurricane impacts are getting worse ]

As global temperatures rise, storms are becoming more destructive and costly.


[ Wilderness Society on passing of conservation giant Cecil Andrus ]

Anastasia Greene

Cecil Andrus, former Idaho Governor and Secretary of the Interior has passed away. The following statement is from Wilderness Society president, Jamie Williams: 

[ Verdict in? Interior Sec. Zinke recommends Trump gut mystery list of parks ]

The parks recommended for reduced protection reportedly include Utah’s Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments and Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.

[ Secrecy surrounds Interior Department’s sham review of public lands ]

Michael Reinemer

The following statement was released by Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society, in the wake of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s failure to release any specific recommendations regarding President Trump’s order to “review” lands protected as national monuments.


[ Scott Pruitt’s anti-environmental agenda hits a snag: The courts ]

If the EPA chief and his legal team continue to make misleading arguments, they may suffer more setbacks.


[ Study: 99% of comments on Trump’s park review were pro-land protection ]

New analysis finds that 99.2% of the millions of public comments submitted about Bears Ears National Monument and other parks oppose the executive order that placed them under scrutiny.

[ Interior recommendations to strip land protections are illegal and dangerous ]

Jennifer Dickson

The following statement was released by Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society, on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s comments today that he will recommend to the Trump Administration alterations to national monuments across the United States:


[ New Forest Service Chief Tony Tooke should continue Chief Tidwell’s collaborative legacy on forests ]

Michael Reinemer

“The Wilderness Society congratulates Tony Tooke on his selection to become the new Chief of the U.S.