The U.S. House approved a budget resolution today that paves the way for drilling for oil in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Senate Budget Committee is expected to pass their resolution with a similar provision later today.
Emmer mining bill pushes sell-out agenda that favors pollution, foreign mining and private profiteering over conservation and recreation on our public lands
Statement from Mike Anderson, senior policy analyst with The Wilderness Society:
TO: Editorial writers, reporters and columnists
Our ocean faces growing challenges from pollution, offshore development and climate change. At the same time, expanding industries, such as offshore oil drilling, threaten to crowd our ocean and degrade its health, and those who call it home.
Every day poses new threats to our oceans and beaches. Our ocean and special places must be proactively protected before they are threatened and stem the tide before further damage is done to the ocean’s health.
This is precisely why Surfrider has built a network of passion-driven people who are on the ground and are the voice for our ocean and beaches. With one foot in the sand and the other in the water, Surfrider is the only non-profit organization who is 100% focused on our coasts.
Visit Surfrider.org to find out more.
In 2017, National Public Lands Day (Sept. 30) comes as many bedrock notions about public lands have been shaken to the core–or even forgotten entirely by some of the country’s leaders.
Earlier this week a federal district court issued a final decision in a nearly two-decades-old legal case over a right-of-way claim by Elko County, Nevada to a road that traverses a sensitive river canyon near the bo