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This will allow for massive lease sales that will endanger coastal lands and communities.
Until March 19, the public can formally weigh in on the process by which the government is opening Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments to mining, reckless off-road vehicle use and other damaging activities.
Today, the Bureau of Land Management announced a new methane waste rule to replace its own regulations that went into effect only about one year ago.
President Trump’s infrastructure and budget proposals are essentially Valentine’s gifts to oil, gas, coal and other extractive interests.
Not only do oil, gas, coal and other fossil fuel interests stand to benefit from Trump’s latest proposals in the form of relaxed regulations and priority status afforded to their operations on public lands, but a provision in the infrastructure plan will give Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke the sole authority to approve oil and gas pipelines through national parks.
Public lands and environmental protections would be steamrolled under President Trump’s proposed infrastructure plan according to The Wilderness Society’s review of leaked White House documents. His proposed fiscal year 2019 budget would likely further hobble budgets of federal