In response to today’s release of a bill making the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain available for leasing, The Wilderness Society issued the following statement from Alaska Regional Director, Nicole Whittington-Evans:
Legislation due for markup in the House Natural Resources Committee, H.R. 3905, would open the door for controversial mining projects in the watershed of Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Why are we calling it the “Drill Everywhere” bill?
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has recommended re-opening more than 1 million acres of land adjacent to the Grand Canyon for uranium mining, revising a 2012 Obama administration order.
In a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing held this morning, Colorado’s Senator Cory Gardner argued that drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge would abide by all existing environmental laws and could be done in a way that doesn’t impact wildlife.
US withdrawal from resource transparency initiative “disregards the public’s right to know,” says TWS
Responding to the Trump Administration’s direction to promote ‘energy dominance’ on public lands, the U.S.