[1THING] Blog: Archive for February, 2017

[ A recap of Scott Pruitt’s first week at the EPA – and the news isn’t good ]

Pruitt's words and actions as the new EPA administrator send a clear signal.

     
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[ The infrastructure opportunity nobody is talking about – yet ]

With so much urgent work to choose from, here's why coastal restoration should be at the top of the list.

     
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[ Fact Sheet: New Mexico rejects state takeover of America’s public lands ]

Feb 25, 2017

These lands are Our Wild. Let’s keep them public.

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[ Wilderness Society honors Roxanne Quimby with Robert Marshall Award for conservation leadership ]

Michael Reinemer

The Robert Marshall Award is The Wilderness Society’s highest honor presented to a private citizen who has devoted long-term service and had a notable influence on conservation and the fostering of an American land ethic. 

The award to Ms. Quimby reads:

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[ Trump promises a renaissance for coal – but these clean energy numbers tell a different story ]

The president is not just ignoring market realities when touting coal, he’s also overlooking the biggest economic opportunity in decades.

     
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[ Trump expected to sign away public lands to coal leasing, unraveling Obama’s reforms ]

Just over a month into his presidency, President Trump is expected to roll back Obama-era reforms aimed at ending coal company sweetheart deals and decreasing pollution from dirty coal production associated with the federal coal program.

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[ We stand with those who suffer the unintended consequences of oil and gas booms ]

Anastasia Greene

The Wilderness Society joined the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center and over 118 Tribal Nations to stand up for those who will bear the

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[ Oil industry’s allies in Congress set sights on Alaska’s Arctic Refuge ]

Emboldened by Donald Trump’s election, the Republican-controlled Congress has again set its sights on opening Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil exploration. The threat to the refuge’s fragile coastal plain is greater than it has been in more than a decade.

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[ These environmental and legal hurdles could take down Trump’s wall ]

The Department of Homeland Security has sweeping power to push through the border wall, but legal challenges could be strong.

     
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[ Amid several major controversies, anti-public lands congressman chooses to investigate…a tweet ]

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the head of the House Oversight Committee, is investigating a tweet that he says could indicate secret coordination between the White House and Bryce Canyon National Park.

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