[1THING] Blog: Archive for January, 2018

[ Opponents file lawsuit to block land exchange for Izembek road ]

Tim Woody

[ State of the Union: Energy and Public Lands ]

Alex Thompson

Under the leadership of President Donald Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, the Trump administration has pursued reckless and relentless efforts to put energy extraction above the protection of our public lands — including national parks and monuments — at the behest of industry and corp


[ These quiet policy changes will pave way for massive development on public land ]

Trump’s decision to roll back mitigation policies right before Congress releases a new infrastructure bill is a one-two punch against the environment.


[ Do you think a road belongs in this forest? ]

The state of Alaska has officially asked the Trump administration to exempt the Tongass National Forest from the Roadless Rule, which could set a precedent of forest-by-forest or state-by-state exemptions that effectively dismantles the standard.

[ EPA budget shrank 55% as agency workload grew: The numbers ]

Other than a bump under Obama’s administration, funding for the agency has been in a downward spiral for the past 40 years.


[ Are electric vehicles finally taking off? Here’s what you need to know. ]

With billions going into developing more powerful electric vehicles, we’re seeing progress on several fronts.


[ On eve of Outdoor Retailer show, Trump’s attack on national monuments takes center stage ]

Jennifer Dickson

On Wednesday night, Patagonia joined with conservation organizations to project a countdown clock on the Bureau of Land Management headquarters in Lakewood, Colorado in protest of President Trump’s sell-out of national monuments to mining and drilling interests.


[ New report details the hidden climate impacts of fossil fuel development on U.S. public lands ]

Alex Thompson

A new report released today by The Wilderness Society provides an in-depth look at the significant lifecycle emissions resulting from the development of fossil fuels on U.S.


[ Storied and sensitive lands in Colorado may get added protections under new legislation ]

Jennifer Dickson

The Continental Divide Recreation, Wilderness and Camp Hale Legacy Act introduced by Senator Michael Bennet and Representative Jared Polis today would establish permanent protections for nearly 100,000 acres of wilderness, recreation and conservation areas near Colorado’s Continental Divid


[ Leaked White House memo: infrastructure spending could be funded by selling public lands ]

Michael Reinemer

“The Trump administration is saying, in effect, ‘we will fix your crumbling roads and bridges and pay for it by selling your parks and public lands.’ Fortunately, many Americans see right through these attacks on our public lands and won’t stand for politicians threatening