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Taking 'Wrecking Ball' to Endangered Species Act, Trump Administration Opens Door for Corporate Attack on Vulnerable Wildlife
If Interior Department's proposals are approved, "Zinke will go down in history as the extinction secretary"
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As GOP Pushes Overhaul, Conservationists Mobilize to Save 'Endangered Species Act From Extinction'
"This bill is all about politics. It's not about science. It's especially not about better ways to conserve endangered species."
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Showing 'Total Disregard for Indigenous Rights and Public Wishes,' Trump Moves to Open Alaska Wildlife Refuge to Drilling
Critics warn that drilling in the region will threaten hundreds of species, violate the human rights of Native people, and further exacerbate the climate crisis
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Judge to Preside Over Border Wall Case Two Years After Trump Attacked His Mexican Heritage
Judge Gonzalo Curiel will decide whether the Trump administration needs to observe environmental regulations while constructing a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border
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"REI urges protest on social media — encouraging supporters to change their social profile pictures to We ❤ Our Public Lands and use the hashtag #unitedoutside." Views
President Trump Starts a Conservation War
Retailers like Patagonia and REI are joining advocacy groups to battle for Bears Ears.
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Ignoring Local Tribes and Public Outcry, Trump Carves Up National Monuments for Mining and Drilling
The president announced in Utah that Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante will be reduced in size in the interest of corporate polluters, despite 2.8 million Americans' demands that he protect the land
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Alaska Senator Denounced for 'Deplorable' Attempt to Force Drilling in Arctic Wildlife Refuge
Environmentalists sharply rebuked Sen. Lisa Murkowski's (R-Alaska) proposal to force the sale of drilling rights contracts for public land in Alaska
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#ProtectTheArctic: Senate Battle Underway to Stop GOP From ANWR Drilling
"Opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling won't balance the budget, but it will break the trust of the American people who object to a greedy few robbing us of our irreplaceable natural heritage."
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The oil industry and its allies have long salivated over the prospect of drilling in the refuge’s 19.6 million acres. They have long argued that the Refuge, home to caribou, polar bears and many endangered species, also houses an estimated 10 billion of barrels of recoverable oil. Views
Trump’s Response to Climate-Related Disasters: Open America’s “Crown Jewels” to Oil Drilling
"Instead of pushing for clean technology and to end our oil addiction, the Trump Administration is quietly pushing to open up one of America’s great last wilderness areas."
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Deputy secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt News
'Walking Conflict of Interest': Fossil Fuel Industry Lobbyist Now Second-in-Command at Interior Dept.
"David Bernhardt is absolutely the wrong choice for deputy secretary of the Interior. All you have to do is look at his record."
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