Exempting Water Projects from Environmental Review

The Water Supply Permitting Act would have undermined public input and environmental review for water projects, like dams and surface storage. This bill would undercut our bedrock environmental laws, like the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), by establishing strict deadlines for environmental impact studies, limiting public input, and allowing private companies to pay for expedited permit reviews. Continue reading “Exempting Water Projects from Environmental Review”

Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act (aka the “Poison Our Waters Act”)

The “Poison Our Waters Act” would have gutted Clean Water Act protections from pesticide use. The bill would have allowed for pesticides to be sprayed directly into rivers, lakes, wetlands, or streams without a permit, putting communities that swim, fish, drink, and do business at risk of being poisoned. Continue reading “Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act (aka the “Poison Our Waters Act”)”

Overturning the Rule on Methane Waste from Oil and Gas On Public Lands

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s methane and natural gas rule is a commonsense policy that requires the oil and gas industry to reduce venting, flaring, and leaks at industry operations on public and tribal lands by deploying methane mitigation technology. Repealing this rule would harm public health and the climate and reduce revenue to the federal government and Western states. Continue reading “Overturning the Rule on Methane Waste from Oil and Gas On Public Lands”

Overturning Protections for Alaska’s Wildlife

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service issued protections for bears, wolves and other carnivores on Alaska’s federal wildlife refuges. Alaska adopted an extreme program that allows for “predator control” methods that include killing mother bears and cubs, killing wolves and pups in their dens, and trapping, baiting, and using airplanes to scout and shoot bears. The Alaska Wildlife Refuge Rule blocked this program on federal lands. This CRA resolution clears the way for these extreme hunting practices. Continue reading “Overturning Protections for Alaska’s Wildlife”

Overturning the Oil, Gas and Mining Anti Corruption Rule

The anti-corruption rule requires U.S.-listed oil, gas and mining companies to publicly report project-level payments made to governments for natural resources in every country of operation. This transparency is key to preventing corruption. Continue reading “Overturning the Oil, Gas and Mining Anti Corruption Rule”

Overturning Stream Protection From Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

The Stream Protection Rule, finalized by the U.S. Department of the Interior in Dec. 2016, provides communities with basic information they desperately need about toxic water pollution caused by nearby coal mining operations. Continue reading “Overturning Stream Protection From Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining”