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 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.
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
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.
Joining the Trump administration’s assault on federal lands across America, the state of Alaska is preparing to renew efforts to explore for oil on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.