Today, the Senate passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 with a vote of 51-49. The bill includes an amendment that would open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling for the first time in history. Members of the Senate tried to protect the Arctic Refuge with an Amendment to strike the […]
Today, the National Park Service (NPS) has announced that they will be extending the public comment period for the National Park Entry Fee Increase until December 22, 2017. The deadline, originally November 23, has been pushed back to overwhelming public interest. Over 65,000 comments have already been submitted. Read the NPS Press Release here.
Today, the controversial Resilient Forests Act of has passed the House mostly along party lines with a vote of 232-188. This bill, introduced by Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR-4] is a dangerous attack on our national forests and other public lands that would allow unprecedented unregulated logging, weaken protections of the Endangered Species Act, and remove judicial […]
Often referred to as “America’s Best Idea,” our National Parks are places we all can go to reconnect with nature, recreate and relax away from the stress of our everyday life. What happens when America’s Best Idea becomes that to only those who can pay an expensive entrance fee?
The comment period for this opportunity closed on November 1, 2017. For current opportunities see our Take Action Page. The Forest Service is in the process of instituting a road repair project on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest that would restore access to key recreation opportunities. During Washington’s winters many Forest Service Roads suffer damage from washouts […]
The comment period for this opportunity closed on September 27, 2017. For current opportunities see our Take Action Page. The Trump Administration is proposing to repeal the Clean Water Rule (CWR) which would reverse the hard-fought 2015 rule which extended federal jurisdiction for the Clean Water Act to include important smaller bodies of water such as wetlands and […]
The comment period for this opportunity has closed. For current opportunities see our Take Action Page. The Forest Service has just issued a decision allowing a foreign mining company, Ascot Resources, to conduct exploratory drilling in the pristine Green River valley near Mount St. Helens. This is the first step toward developing a large copper, gold, and […]
Members of Congress representing Washington State have lead the way in voicing the importance of our nation’s public lands. To date, a total of 24 Republicans and Democrats representing 11 states have signed on to Co-Sponsor a pro public lands bipartisan resolution: one-third are from the Washington State alone. However, two members of the Washington […]
United Western Supply has proposed a 10-acre expansion of the Swen Larson olivine quarry on the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest in Whatcom County. The expansion area is entirely within the Mt Baker West Inventoried Roadless Area, which is afforded protection from new road construction and related development under the Roadless Area Conservation Rule of […]
Today the controversial Resilient Forests Act of 2017 (H.R. 2936) passed the House Natural Resources Committee and is headed to the House floor. This bill, introduced by Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR-4] is a dangerous attack on our national forests and other public lands. If passed the bill would allow unprecedented unregulated logging, weaken protections of […]