This procedural vote blocked the Dirty Water Rider from being added to the Senate Appropriations bill, helping to preserve a relatively clean spending bill. The Dirty Water Rider would have repealed the 2015 Clean Water Rule.
The tax scam bill provided massive tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans and corporations by selling out the environment and public health. The tax bill will end up raising taxes on most Americans in the long-term, while cutting taxes for big polluters and extending dirty energy tax preferences. It will likely lead to cuts of important programs that protect our environment, health, and well-being. The bill also opened the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling, which would cause irreversible damage to the home of the Gwich’in people and pristine wildlife habitat. Continue reading “Tax Scam and Arctic Oil Drilling”
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”
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”
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”
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”