News Release | Environment America

Statement: Trump administration’s rush to open Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling could be catastrophic

“America is transitioning to a new administration that has already pledged to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. We are rapidly transitioning to renewable energy and clean transportation options. And yet this administration is attempting to ram through a backward looking proposal. We urge all oil companies to read the tea leaves and take a pass.” 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: The Trump administration is undermining wildly bipartisan conservation law

"This decision by the Trump administration is a big poke in the eye to the bipartisan coalition that worked together to pass the Great American Outdoors Act." 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Trump administration opens new areas to logging in the Tongass National Forest

"Damaging the Tongass in this way is like demolishing a log cabin for kindling to toast marshmallows -- it’s a shockingly short-sighted decision that trades something permanent and wondrous for something of fleeting value." 

News Release | Environment Nevada

Southern Nevada lawmakers discuss fight to stop takeover of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge

LAS VEGAS -– A group of Nevada leaders made clear on Wednesday that when public lands come under attack, they will fight to protect them. U.S. Reps. Dina Titus, Steven Horsford and Susie Lee along with Assemblyman Howard Watts spoke at a virtual event hosted by Sierra Club’s Toiyabe Chapter, Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund, and Environment Nevada about how they fought this summer to prevent U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop of Utah from amending the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), with language that would have reduced the size of Southern Nevada’s Desert National Wildlife Refuge by more than 800,000 acres. While the effort from Rep. Bishop was defeated, the NDAA is currently in the conference committee stage and allies of the refuge won’t breathe a sigh of relief until it’s been signed into law. 

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A resolute dedication to democratic ideals coupled with the wisdom to recognize how and when to see the task through to completion: Advocates for all causes would do well to emulate the qualities that made Justice Ginsburg a truly historic figure. We offer our condolences to her children and grandchildren. The country she worked so hard to improve will miss her.