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[1THING] Blog: Archive for September, 2017

[ New report shines spotlight on important wild lands that must be protected ]

Sarah Graddy

A new report released today by The Wilderness Society raises the alarm about wild lands threatened by extractive industries eager to exploit the resources on or underneath them, including oil, gas and coal.


[ The list is out: Trump administration wants to gut protections for these public lands ]

We finally have a list of some of the places where the Trump administration will move to roll back protections under its “review” of wildlands and cultural sites protected by the Antiquities Act. 


[ Petition to Interior Department: Public lands deserve more than just drilling ]

The Wilderness Society joined with other stakeholders on September 14 to file a petition requesting the Interior Department and Bureau of Land Management update how they manage oil and gas leasing on public lands.



[ Secretary Zinke recommends gutting natural wonders ]

Kate Mackay

Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society, responded to reporting by the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended that the Trump administration rollback protections and significantly alter numerous nat


[ Q&A on Trump administration efforts to open Arctic Refuge to oil exploration ]

Tim Woody


[ Secretary Zinke order on hunting and fishing is a red herring ]

Kate Mackay

Today, U.S.


[ Late-night Interior Department order seeks to shortcut environmental reviews ]

Alex Thompson

Heading into last week’s Labor Day weekend the Interior Department quietly issued a Secretarial Order that radically alt


[ Hope: Bipartisan support for measure to keep public lands in public hands ]

An amendment that would prohibit funding for land seizures against the public interest, didn’t pass, but it did highlight a growing insurgency that rejects the Trump-era political emphasis on seizing wildlands for state, private or industrial enrichment.


[ 3 strategies for rebuilding hurricane-stricken communities ]

This is how we rebuild from catastrophic storms such as Harvey and Irma, with lower future risk for people and our economy.


[ Pruitt rules EPA under a cloak of secrecy. Here’s why you should care. ]

The EPA chief is quietly and systematically tearing down policies that protect the health and safety of all Americans.