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