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An all out war on our public lands has already begun. On their FIRST day the newly elected U.S. House of Representatives passed a controversial provision (H.R. 5) devaluing our federal parks, forests and national wildlife refuges. Furthermore, several amendments associated with a rarely used Congressional Review Act (CRA) were introduced to repeal existing conservation regulations. 

It can be daunting to keep up with all of the legislation being introduced, so we’ve made it easy with our 2017 Guide to Legislative Threats! See the table below for a list of bills and where they currently stand in Washington, D.C. 

Learn more about the current threats to Washington’s Public Lands and take action by writing your representatives. It’s simple and public lands are public issues. Use your voice and stand up for our public lands by taking action on these vital issues.

View the Bill on Congress.gov.

This bill was signed by the President and became law on 2/16/17.

View the Bill on Congress.gov. Photo Courtesy of BLM WA.

This bill was signed by the President and became law on 3/27/17.

View the Bill on Congress.gov. Photo Courtesy of NPS

This bill was signed by the President and became law on 4/3/17.

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Write your Senators and ask them to oppose H.J. Res. 36!

 

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Write your Senators and ask them to oppose H.R. 26!

View the Bill on Congress.gov. Photo Courtesy of Andy Porter

Write your Senators and ask them to oppose H.R. 5!

View the Bill on Congress.gov. Photo Courtesy of Anne Campbell 

Write your Members of Congress and  ask them to Oppose Drilling in National Parks!

 

View the Bill on Congress.gov. Photo Courtesy of Andy Porter

Due to overwhelming opposition from conservationists, recreationists, and sportsmen Representative Chaffetz, the bill sponsor, has said he will withdraw this bill. Nice work to everyone who helped make this possible!

View the Bill on Congress.gov. Photo Courtesy of Andy Porter

Write your Members of Congress and ask them to oppose H.R. 622!

View the Bill on Congress.gov. Photo Courtesy WA Wild Staff
 
Write your Members of Congress and ask them to oppose H.R. 622!

View the Bill on Congress.gov: S 33, S 132 Photo Courtesy of Jeff Clark

Write your Members of Congress and ask them to oppose 33 and S 132!

Photo Courtesy of Joshua Roberts / Reuters

View the Bill on Congress.gov. Photo Courtesy of Joshua Roberts / Reuters
Write your Members of Congress and ask them to protect the EPA!

View the Bill on Congress.gov: Photo Courtesy of Paul Zaretsky.
Write your Members of Congress and ask them to oppose H.R. 1349

For further Action Opportunities see our Take Action Page!