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[1THING] Blog: Archive for August, 2017

[ Trump’s climate denial puts Houston’s massive recovery at risk ]

The president's order to rescind flood standards requires congressional lawmakers to step in – and fast.

     
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[ Zinke aims to undo more wildlands protections, this time in Alaska ]

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[ Torrential rains and violent storm surge: Why hurricane impacts are getting worse ]

As global temperatures rise, storms are becoming more destructive and costly.

     
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[ Wilderness Society on passing of conservation giant Cecil Andrus ]

Anastasia Greene

Cecil Andrus, former Idaho Governor and Secretary of the Interior has passed away. The following statement is from Wilderness Society president, Jamie Williams: 

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[ Verdict in? Interior Sec. Zinke recommends Trump gut mystery list of parks ]

The parks recommended for reduced protection reportedly include Utah’s Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments and Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.

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[ Secrecy surrounds Interior Department’s sham review of public lands ]

Michael Reinemer

The following statement was released by Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society, in the wake of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s failure to release any specific recommendations regarding President Trump’s order to “review” lands protected as national monuments.

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[ Scott Pruitt’s anti-environmental agenda hits a snag: The courts ]

If the EPA chief and his legal team continue to make misleading arguments, they may suffer more setbacks.

     
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[ Interior recommendations to strip land protections are illegal and dangerous ]

Jennifer Dickson

The following statement was released by Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society, on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s comments today that he will recommend to the Trump Administration alterations to national monuments across the United States:

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[ Olympic Wilderness Renamed to Honor Distinguished U.S. Senator and Governor ]

Anastasia Greene

During day-long celebrations in the Olympic Wilderness area renamed for him, more than 200 people gathered with former U.S. Senator and Governor Daniel J. Evans to honor his conservation legacy on Friday, August 18.

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[ Why environmental groups are speaking out after Charlottesville ]

In a country hobbled by racism we must address civil rights to be able to make true environmental progress.

     
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