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[1THING] Blog: Archive for October, 2017

[ What scares Americans the most? ]

For the first time since this survey began, four of our top 10 fears have to do with the planet.


[ Wildfire season highlights danger of forest proposal in Congress ]

The House of Representatives is preparing to vote on a bill that would undermine longstanding environmental rules in order to increase logging in national forests and sidestep public oversight.


[ Birthday present for Theodore Roosevelt: Oil rigs galore ]

The Bureau of Land Management wants to drill right on the boundary of Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota, a park dedicated to a great conservationist president who made it his missio



[ Trump Administration suggests to US Senator that they have plans to dismantle Utah monument ]

Jennifer Dickson

Reporting from the Salt Lake Tribune today confirmed rumors that the Trump administration plans to dismantle and undermine protections for Bears Ears National Mo



[ Breaking: Trump approves shrinking Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante ]

Per media accounts, President Trump has approved a recommendation to reduce protection for Bears Ears National Monument.


[ Trump admin plans to jack up national park entrance fees instead of budgeting responsibly ]

The Interior Department has proposed raising entrance fees at 17 national parks, from Maine’s Acadia National Park to Utah’s Zion National Park. The changes would increase the cost of a visit by up to 180 percent for a carload of people (from $25-30 at current rates to $70 during peak visitation season).


[ New bill will direct federal agencies to account for carbon emissions from public lands ]

Alex Thompson

Today, Reps. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Niki Tsongas (D-MA) introduced H.R. 4126 Transparency in Energy Production Act of 2017.



[ DOE’s coal bailout plan could cost American business billions ]

Energy Secretary Rick Perry's proposal flies in the face of a competitive energy market that has sustained our economy for decades.


[ New Interior Department report characterizes public lands protections, public input as ‘burdens’ ]

Sarah Graddy

The creation of this report was required by President Donald Trump’s 


[ Editorial Board Memo – Seattle Times 10.26 ]

Oct 25, 2017

Seattle Times Ed Board Memo – Arctic