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[ Trump administration aims to turn over America’s oceans to the oil industry ]

This will allow for massive lease sales that will endanger coastal lands and communities.


[ We’re fighting Trump’s monument rollbacks in court—so why are plans still moving forward? ]

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.

[ Interior Department moves to gut safeguards to methane pollution ]

This proposal is the latest attack on environmental protections by the Trump administration, which has sought to reverse


[ Interior guts important environmental protections on methane ]

Alex Thompson

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.


[ Trump infrastructure and budget plans deliver a Valentine to polluters ]

Michael Reinemer

President Trump’s infrastructure and budget proposals are essentially Valentine’s gifts to oil, gas, coal and other extractive interests.

[ Trump says “Be Mine” to fossil fuel interests via infrastructure scheme and budget ]

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.

[ Trump infrastructure, budget plans would steamroll environment safeguards ]

Michael Reinemer

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


[ Could Trump’s attacks on monuments threaten black history and civil rights landmarks? ]

A look back at historic civil rights sites protected by President Obama and others under the Antiquities Act shows how much we stand to lose if that and other conservation laws are weakened.

[ Department of the Interior to open critical lands to mining in CA desert ]

Kate Mackay

[ Why EPA’s suspension of the WOTUS water rule sets such a dangerous precedent ]

It’s exactly the kind of arbitrary action Congress feared when it passed a law 72 years ago to prevent federal agencies from undermining core principles of our democracy.