In case you missed it, last week the Freedom of Information Act Project released a report detailing how lawsuits enforcing our nation’s bedrock transparency law have more than doubled under the Trump Administration. The report details how suits filed by nonprofits and advocacy groups under the Freedom of […]
WildEarth Guardians pushes back against a proposal to expand two federal coal leases in a national forest in Utah.
Last Thursday, February 15th, I had the opportunity to provide information about federal oil and gas leasing and development to a crowd of lively, interested citizens in Livingston, Montana — the northern gateway to Yellowstone National Park. Park County Environmental Council (PCEC), a local nonprofit and one of […]
2017 is winding to a close, and already Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke’s Bureau of Land Management is gearing up to massively expand its giveaways of public lands in the American West to the oil and gas industry for fracking in 2018. The BLM’s lease sales for the […]
UPDATE: Here we go on our transparency bender, our sixth Freedom of Information Act request to the Bureau of Land Management on this October 6, 2017, this one for records related to the so-called “backlog” of drilling permits in New Mexico. Stay tuned for at least 24 more […]
WildEarth Guardians is taking aim at plans by President Trump and his Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke, to sacrifice the American West’s clean air and iconic public lands for fracking. At the end of last week, we filed an administrative appeal, also called a protest, against plans by the […]
WildEarth Guardians’ Climate and Energy Program’s efforts to enforce transparency continued in strides this month. Just yesterday, we filed suit against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for failing to respond to a Freedom of Information Act request for records related to illegally approved coal leases. That’s just […]