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Trump administration doubles down on illegal, unprecedented assault on protected public lands

Jennifer Dickson

Some members of Congress have joined in, proposing legislation to support these attacks on public lands.

The following statement is from Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society:


After Utah onslaught, more national monuments targeted by Trump administration

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has recommended significantly altering national monuments including Cascade-Siskiyou in Oregon and Gold Butte in Nevada.

Conservation groups file lawsuit after President Trump illegally axed dinosaur treasure Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Jennifer Dickson

Hours after President Donald Trump issued a proclamation taking an axe to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah, conservation


Oil and gas industry methane measures are not enough

Sarah Graddy

The program appears to be an effort to preempt the need for a strong methane rule from the federal government, including the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management.

Trump paves way for mining/drilling, effectively eliminates Bears Ears and deeply cuts Grand Staircase-Escalante

President Trump has announced his decision to effectively eliminate Bears Ears and vast portions of Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, presumably with an eye toward opening large swaths of land to new uranium and coal mining and other development.

Trump takes action to sell out more of America’s shared natural heritage

Michael Reinemer

The Trump Administration announced it will abolish protections for more than 2 million acres of designated national monument lands in Southern Utah.

Newly passed drilling bill will devastate the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Anastasia Greene

The tax bill passed by the Senate opens the door to oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge after nearly 40 years of bipartisan support for protecting one of America’s last pristine, untouched landscapes.

Senate vote is outrageous assault on Arctic Refuge

Tim Woody

Senate refuses to drop Arctic Refuge drilling from tax package

Tim Woody

Early this morning the U.S. Senate voted down an amendment to strike from the Republican tax bill a provision that would allow oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. In response, The Wilderness Society issued the following statement from its president, Jamie Williams:

Maps leaked by Trump Administration show plans to gut national monuments in Utah

Jennifer Dickson

Both Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears national monuments would be ripped apart based on the leaked maps.