Policy

Amid Global Pandemic, Federal Government Pushes Ahead on Fossil Fuel Leasing and Bird-Protection Rollbacks

Amid Global Pandemic, Federal Government Pushes Ahead on Fossil Fuel Leasing and Bird-Protection Rollbacks

— As the coronavirus crisis deepens, conservation groups are calling on the Interior Department to give a distressed public more time to comment on controversial policy changes.
President Trump Visits Colorado as his Policies Wreak Havoc on Public Lands

President Trump Visits Colorado as his Policies Wreak Havoc on Public Lands

— This Administration prioritizes energy leasing over sound management of the sagebrush ecosystem.
Audubon: New Sage-Grouse Review Plan is “Nothing More Than Window-Dressing”

Audubon: New Sage-Grouse Review Plan is “Nothing More Than Window-Dressing”

— BLM’s commitment to removing Greater Sage-Grouse protections undermines any claims of meaningfully addressing important court order.
Administration Doubles Down on Bird-Killer Policy

Administration Doubles Down on Bird-Killer Policy

— 100-year-old bipartisan conservation law in the cross-hairs
Legislative Water Priorities in 2020 for Colorado’s Rivers, Birds, and People

Legislative Water Priorities in 2020 for Colorado’s Rivers, Birds, and People

— Policy priorities for the 2020 Colorado legislative session.
Environmental Impact Gets No Real Consideration Under New Proposed Rule

Environmental Impact Gets No Real Consideration Under New Proposed Rule

— Public oversight and transparency – the statute’s core purpose - will be gutted in 50 year old environmental law.
Audubon: Congress Must Pass New Bird Protection Bill

Audubon: Congress Must Pass New Bird Protection Bill

— Bird Emergency Requires Urgent Action
Conservation Groups Intervene to Defend Sage-Grouse Rules Opposed by Trump Administration

Conservation Groups Intervene to Defend Sage-Grouse Rules Opposed by Trump Administration

— The National Audubon Society, The Wilderness Society and Democracy Forward Submit New Legal Filing to Defend Crucial Cons
Candidates Are Promising to End Federal Oil and Gas Leasing. But Can They?

Candidates Are Promising to End Federal Oil and Gas Leasing. But Can They?

— The answers aren’t clear, and neither are the politics.
New Legislation Is a Welcome Start to Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Public Lands

New Legislation Is a Welcome Start to Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Public Lands

— The bill represents the first effort by Congress to strive for carbon neutrality on public lands.