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[1THING] Blog: Archive for November, 2017

[ Murkowski bill to drill the Arctic Refuge released ]

Tony Iallonardo

In response to today’s release of a bill making the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain available for leasing, The Wilderness Society issued the following statement from Alaska Regional Director, Nicole Whittington-Evans:

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[ Interior Department takes aim at key environmental mitigation policy. Here’s what’s at stake. ]

The latest assault on the environment comes as the agency seeks to facilitate energy development in ecologically sensitive areas on public and private land.

     

[ Bill encourages mining near popular wilderness area ]

Legislation due for markup in the House Natural Resources Committee, H.R. 3905, would open the door for controversial mining projects in the watershed of Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

[ New “Drill Everywhere” bill proposes to sell out our public lands and waters ]

Why are we calling it the “Drill Everywhere” bill?

[ “Drill Everywhere” bill proposes to sell out our public lands and waters ]

A bill being called the SECURE Act will be heard by the House Committee on Natural Resource’s Subcommittee on Energy and Minerals and marked up by the full House Natural Resources Committee the week

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[ Mining next to the Grand Canyon? Yes, if the Trump administration has its way… ]

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has recommended re-opening more than 1 million acres of land adjacent to the Grand Canyon for uranium mining, revising a 2012 Obama administration order.

[ EPA’s science is under attack: What you need to know ]

For the first time in modern history, the United States has a government that openly questions settled science and claims that evidence doesn’t matter.

     

[ Fast-Talking Sen. Gardner Spins Arctic Refuge Drilling ]

Michael Reinemer

In a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee  hearing held this morning, Colorado’s Senator Cory Gardner argued that drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge would abide by all existing environmental laws, could be done in a way that doesn’t impact wildlife.  T

[ US withdrawal from resource transparency initiative “disregards the public’s right to know,” says TWS ]

Alex Thompson

According to reporting by Politico Pro, the Interior Department’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue Director Gregory Gould sent a letter today to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

[ America’s national forests: another administration gift to oil, gas and mining ]

Kate Mackay

Responding to the Trump Administration’s direction to promote ‘energy dominance’ on public lands, the U.S.