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[1THING] Blog: Archive for November, 2017

[ Maps leaked by Trump Administration show plans to gut national monuments in Utah ]

Jennifer Dickson

Both Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears national monuments would be ripped apart based on the leaked maps (see below).

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[ Maps: Boundary modifications for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments ]

Nov 30, 2017

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[ Senate rule violation shows Arctic Refuge drilling has no place in tax bill ]

Tim Woody

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[ Trump to gut popular protections for place he’s never visited that he hears is beautiful ]

Media are reporting that President Trump will arrive Dec. 4 to make the long-expected proclamation, declining either to visit the monuments or consider the sizeable majority of Utah residents who opposed his administration’s punitive review of these and other public lands in the first place.

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[ Climate action today: Where we’re going and how we reach results – despite current roadblocks ]

As we approach the end of President Trump’s first year in office, we’re taking stock of what’s changed and ramping up our efforts.

     
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[ The stealth attack on national forests that nobody is talking about ]

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s has introduced riders to the 2018 Senate Interior Appropriations bill would exempt Alaska’s two national forests, the Tongass National Forest and Chugach National Forest, from the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule.

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[ Senator Murkowski’s legislative maneuver puts landmark Roadless Rule at risk ]

Michael Reinemer

The 2018 Senate Interior Appropriations bill would eliminate protection for roadless areas in Southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest (our nation’s largest national forest) and the spectacular Chugach National Forest near Anchorage.

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[ Media memo: Key background about the legislative attack on the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule ]

Michael Reinemer

TO:            Editorial Writers, Reporters and Columnists                           

FROM:    The Wilderness Society  

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[ $500K ads launch to save Arctic Wildlife Refuge ]

Tim Woody

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[ Arctic drilling acreage reveals the oil sector overreach ]

Tim Woody

Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s bill to authorize oil drilling in the Arctic Refuge has advanced out of committee and is poised to be attached to the Republican tax package. It will then go before the full Senate for a filibuster-proof vote requiring only a simple 51-vote majority to pass.

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