[1THING] Blog: Archive for January, 2017

[ These critical disaster safety efforts will be at risk if Trump eliminates the Climate Action Plan ]

The president's 180-degree policy shift will undermine efforts to prepare for climate change disasters that are already upon us.

     

[ Senate now proposing to use CRA to undo BLM’s wasted gas rule ]

Sarah Graddy

BLM’s rule ensures that oil and gas companies use the most up-to-date technologies and practices to minimize the amount of methane—the largest component of natural gas—wasted when gas is extracted from our public lands.

[ Urgent: Congress acts to unravel Obama’s oil and gas reforms: Your voice needed this week ]

Emboldened by the new Trump administration, anti-conservationists in Congress moved forward to repeal an Obama rule to stop the rampant waste from oil and gas operations on public lands.

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[ Legislature’s pro-drilling resolution would harm Arctic Refuge ]

Tim Woody

The Alaska House Resources Committee is meeting today at 1 p.m. to hear public testimony on House Joint Resolution 5, which encourages Congress to open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas development.

[ A steward for the environment? Even Pruitt’s allies back away from his claims. ]

EPA nominee's claims of environmental stewardship no longer displayed on his supporters' website.

     

[ Polar Bears International ]

Our 1THING featured organization for February, 2017, Polar Bears Intenational is made up of volunteers and scientists working together to inform about the plight of the polar bears and the environment they live in.

Vision

We envision the long-term survival of polar bears and the unique part of the world they call home. We see this iconic species roaming the sea ice for generations to come.

Mission

Our mission is to conserve polar bears and the sea ice they depend on. Through media, science, and advocacy, we work to inspire people to care about the Arctic, the threats to its future, and the connection between this remote region and our global climate.

Strategic Objectives

  • Serve as the global resource for information regarding polar bears and their habitat.
  • Be the leading voice on climate warming impacts to polar bears and their Arctic home while actively seeking solutions through education, advocacy, and action.
  • Conduct, support, and share scientific research that informs polar bear conservation.
  • Educate an international audience about polar bears conservation and provide mentorship for the actions that will help ensure their survival.
  • Proactively and effectively communicate science-based information on polar bears and their conservation.
  • Maintain transparency in fiscal management and sound business policies and practices.

You’ll find more information on their web site, http://polarbearsinternational.org

 

[ Step Two in Congressional Push to Steal America’s Public Lands ]

Kate Mackay

New House bill deems 3.3 million acres worthless to the American people

[ 10 new pieces of evidence show Scott Pruitt is worse than you think ]

Answers the EPA nominee sent senators Jan. 25 show environmental protection is low on his priority list.

     

[ Their plan is working: New bill would sell off 3 million acres of public lands ]

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s bill identifies 3.3 million acres across 10 states to be ‘disposed of’ and sold off, just a few days after the House passed a rules package that makes such land seizure plans easier to execute.

[ Trump’s revival of Keystone XL, Dakota Access pipelines is irresponsible and dangerous ]

Under President Obama, the rules of fossil fuel development—including on public lands—became more balanced, and the nation took steps to address the monumental challenge of climate change. In the Oval Office for less than a week, President Trump appears to be doing everything he can to put the oil and gas industry back in the driver’s seat.