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Walmart effect: Retailers lead the way on chemical safety at a critical time

These latest actions show that toxic-free consumer products are good for business.


Trump’s EPA is making a reckless and damaging decision. Here’s what you need to know.

Pruitt is ignoring a groundswell of support for pollution limits that would protect our climate and save thousands of American lives.


DOI changes to sage grouse plans put “vital habitat at risk,” says TWS

Alex Thompson

Today, the Interior Department announced it will be working toward broad changes to the landmark sage grouse conservation plans, putting the fate of the greater sage grouse and the more than 350 species that its habitat supports at risk of survival.


Arctic Refuge in grave jeopardy with House and Senate sneak attacks

Michael Reinemer

The U.S. House approved a budget resolution today that paves the way for drilling for oil in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Senate Budget Committee is expected to pass their resolution with a similar provision later today.

Emmer mining bill pushes sell-out agenda that favors pollution, foreign mining and private profiteering over conservation and recreation on our public lands

Michael Reinemer

In its recent report “Too Wild to Drill,” The Wilderness Society listed the Boundary Waters as one of the 15 wild areas in the U.S.

Rolling back the methane waste rule — at taxpayers’ expense — makes no sense

Michael Reinemer

The proposal to suspend the methane rule will appear in tomorrow’s Federal Register and will kick off a 30-day public comment period.

Reckless forest legislation takes the public out of public lands, endangering wildlife, clean water

Michael Reinemer

Statement from Mike Anderson, senior policy analyst with The Wilderness Society:

Straight talk about wildfire and logging: memo for reporters and editorial writers

Michael Reinemer

TO:  Editorial writers, reporters and columnists

Puerto Rico a tragic reminder of why climate action cannot wait

By not addressing climate change, the Trump administration is treating hurricane recovery like a doctor who treats the symptoms of a patient – while ignoring a dangerous, underlying disease.


Public Lands Day sees #OurWild at a dangerous crossroads

In 2017, National Public Lands Day (Sept. 30) comes as many bedrock notions about public lands have been shaken to the core–or even forgotten entirely by some of the country’s leaders.