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    Welcome to DC’s #DirtyEnergyWeek

    Welcome to DC’s #DirtyEnergyWeek

    By Andy Rowell The ultimate corporate greenwashing experience starts in Washington, DC Monday, when some of America’s dirtiest polluters participate in what is being billed the “National Clean Energy Week.” In the current political “post-factual” era, it would be easy to be fooled. The promotional material sounds great. What is there not to like? According […]

    Navajo Nation Readies Legal Action if Trump Shrinks Bears Ears National Monument

    Navajo Nation Readies Legal Action if Trump Shrinks Bears Ears National Monument

    Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke‘s recommendation to reduce the size of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah could spark a legal battle between the Navajo Nation and the Trump administration. “We are prepared to challenge immediately whatever official action is taken to modify the monument or restructure any aspect of that, such as the Bears […]

    Leaked Zinke Memo Urges Trump to Shrink National Monuments, Allow Drilling

    Leaked Zinke Memo Urges Trump to Shrink National Monuments, Allow Drilling

    Despite receiving 2.8 million comments from the public in support of our national monuments, U.S. Department of the Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke has advised President Trump to change the way at least 10 of these treasured areas are managed and to shrink the boundaries of at least four of them. Zinke’s report, submitted to Trump […]

    New Bill Aims to Restore ‘Common-Sense’ Plastic Water Bottle Ban in National Parks

    New Bill Aims to Restore ‘Common-Sense’ Plastic Water Bottle Ban in National Parks

    Last month, the Trump administration raised environmental alarm bells when–under alleged beverage industry pressure—it rescinded the 2011 “Water Bottle Ban” in national parks, an Obama-era guideline that allowed parks to prohibit the sale of disposable plastic water bottles on park facilities to reduce waste and carbon emissions. Enter Rep. Mike Quigley of Illinois, who introduced […]

    Environmentalists’ Surprising Ally to Save National Monuments: Hunters

    Environmentalists’ Surprising Ally to Save National Monuments: Hunters

    Environmentalists who oppose Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke‘s plans to shrink our national monuments might have an unlikely but politically powerful ally on their side—hunters. Many hunters, anglers and other sportsmen are speaking out against the former Montana congressman over his controversial recommendation to adjust the boundaries of a “handful” of the 27 national monuments under […]

    99% of Public Comments Oppose Trump’s National Parks Review

    99% of Public Comments Oppose Trump’s National Parks Review

    A new analysis found that 99.2 percent of the millions of public comments submitted about Bears Ears National Monument and other parks opposed the executive order that placed them under scrutiny. In April 2017, President Trump signed an executive order to review 27 parks designated since the beginning of 1996, with an eye toward shrinking […]