The organizations filed a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) challenge to the recent approval of the expanded mine, which would extract millions of tons of coal and exacerbate climate change impacts including air pollution and other threats.
“At the time of the shooting, Prado was absolutely no threat to any of the corrections officers.”
Despite the fact that the federal government's own report shows that oil and gas production on public land contributes significantly to U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and the Trump administration continue to push on expanding its use.
"Our caution has to do with the particular way marijuana legalization has occurred in the U.S.: at the ballot box."
Conservation groups today formally opposed the Trump administration’s plan to facilitate the first commercial oil shale development in the United States.
Despite development objectives from tribal and environmental groups, the BLM is leasing part of Emery County for fossil fuel exploration.
Yes Secretary Zinke claimed that the shrinking of the national monuments "isn’t really about oil and gas.”
Today marks the "largest rollback of protections for public lands and waters in U.S. history."
The fight will not be easy, but with so much support and on-the-ground activism, hopefully it is a fight that conservationists can win.
Trump plans to shrink Bears Ears monument from more than one million acres to 200,000 acres, with similar cuts to the Grand Staircase-Escalante.
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