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Sep 20 2017

PAST ACTION: Defend the Clean Water Rule!

PAST ACTION: Defend the Clean Water Rule!

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 headwaters. 1 in 3 Americans get their drinking water from sources that are covered by the […]

Aug 25 2017

PAST ACTION: Oppose Forest Service Decision to Support Mining at Mt. St. Helens

PAST ACTION: Oppose Forest Service Decision to Support Mining at Mt. St. Helens

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 molybdenum mine on these treasured public lands and waters bordering the Mount St. Helens […]

Aug 15 2017

TAKE ACTION: Bipartisan Resolution Supporting Public Lands

Posted on Aug 15, 2017 in Action Alerts, Conservation News

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 […]

Jun 28 2017

PAST ACTION: Oppose Mining Expansion Impacts to Ancient Forests and Bellingham’s Drinking Water

Posted on Jun 28, 2017 in Action Alerts, Conservation News, Mining, WA Wild Blog
PAST ACTION: Oppose Mining Expansion Impacts to Ancient Forests and Bellingham’s Drinking Water

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 […]

Jun 27 2017

TAKE ACTION: Lawless Logging Bill Passes House Committee, Threatens National Forests

TAKE ACTION: Lawless Logging Bill Passes House Committee, Threatens National Forests

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 […]

Jun 2 2017

TAKE ACTION: Protect our National Forests from Mandated Logging! NO to H.R. 2613

TAKE ACTION: Protect our National Forests from Mandated Logging! NO to H.R. 2613

H.R. 2613, also known as the Forests Act of 2017, was introduced in the house this past May by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA-5]. This bill would make timber production the dominant use of nearly 50 million acres of national forest land. Our national forests are amazing places that provide opportunities for all Americans to get […]

Apr 26 2017

TAKE ACTION: President Trump Targets over 50 National Monuments in New Executive Order

Posted on Apr 26, 2017 in Action Alerts, Conservation News
TAKE ACTION: President Trump Targets over 50 National Monuments in New Executive Order

Today, President Trump issued an executive order that directs the Department of Interior to review all previous national monument designations since 1996. Washington’s own San Juan Islands National Monument, designated by President Barak Obama in 2013 is among the more than 50 national monuments at risk. Since its enactment over a hundred years ago, the Antiquities Act […]

Mar 16 2017

2017 Guide to Legislative Threats

Posted on Mar 16, 2017 in Action Alerts, Conservation News
2017 Guide to Legislative Threats

As 2017 began, within days it became clear that wild places on federal lands were going to be attacked on two fronts. The new Republican led Congress wasted little time in targeting regulations and facilitating legislative strategy to weaken protections for or dispose of federal lands. The Trump administration has also signaled that the next four […]

Mar 13 2017

Save the Environmental Protection Agency! NO to H.R. 861!

Posted on Mar 13, 2017 in Action Alerts, Conservation News
Save the Environmental Protection Agency! NO to H.R. 861!

On February 2nd Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL-1) introduced H.R. 861, a bill that would abolish the Environmental Protection Agency. This agency, responsible for clean air and water, is increasingly important as the pace of climate change quickens and legislative attacks on environmental regulations abound. In an interview Gaetz has said the regulations and rules set […]

Mar 13 2017

Protect our National Parks! NO to H.J. Res. 46!

Posted on Mar 13, 2017 in Action Alerts, Conservation News
Protect our National Parks! NO to H.J. Res. 46!

Our National Parks are no place for drilling. These unique places help contribute to a booming recreation economy, host millions of visitors every year, and have been a important American value for over a hundred years. We are counting on members of Congress to stand up against proposals that are a direct attack on our National […]