The U.S. Department of the Interior’s “Royalty Policy Committee” met in Denver yesterday and WildEarth Guardians was there to witness firsthand just how this group is orchestrating the sell out of our public lands to the fossil fuel industry. This “committee” was ostensibly established by President Trump’s Interior […]
As of the end of August, the Front Range region of Colorado registered one of the smoggiest summers in recent years, with levels exceeding federal health standards at monitors from Douglas County north to Denver and up to Larimer and Weld Counties. This dangerous air pollution shows that […]
In spite of mounting opposition to fracking in the Greater Chaco region of northwest New Mexico, including proposed federal legislation that would take a small step forward in protecting the region, the Trump Administration’s Bureau of Land Management is plowing ahead to open up more lands to the […]
WildEarth Guardians pushes back against a proposal to expand two federal coal leases in a national forest in Utah.
This week, Guardians discovered some very alarming news: Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s Bureau of Land Management is greasing the skids allow fracking in the Grand Canyon State of Arizona. The agency has received “expressions of interest” from the oil and gas industry demand that they be […]
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management just released oil and gas leasing statistics for fiscal year 2017 (so that’s October 1 – September 30, 2017) and the results still confirm that there is absolutely no need to lease more public lands for fracking. The data shows that at […]
The Greater Chaco region won a reprieve when the Trump Administration responded to public and Tribal pressure and last March canceled plans to auction off more than 4,400 acres of public lands for fracking. Now, however, the oil and gas industry is doubling down efforts to turn this […]