Last month, House Democrats introduced the Methane Waste and Prevention Act of 2019, a bill designed to restore some of the regulations on methane emissions previously established by the 2016 Methane Rule, which has been effectively repealed by the Trump Administration.
According to a Department of the Interior (DOI) press release sent out Thursday, visitors to national parks contributed $40 billion to the U.S. economy and supported 329,000 jobs in hotels, restaurants, transportation, and recreation.
The San Juan County Commission voted last week to withdraw from a lawsuit over the Trump Administration’s 2017 decision to shrink Bears Ears National Monument by 85 percent.
On March 12, President Trump signed the broad public lands package that contains permanent reauthorization for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), creates four new national monuments, and adds protections for millions of acres of public land and hundreds of miles of river.
The three-member commission of San Juan County, Utah voted 2-1 on a resolution that dissolves all previous resolutions opposing the establishment of the monument or calling for its downsizing.
On Tuesday, February 12 the Senate voted 98-2 to pass what some are calling the biggest conservation legislation in a decade, ensuring protections for millions of acres of land and hundreds of miles of rivers.
As various federal agencies and businesses begin to assess the damage caused by the longest government shutdown in our nation’s history, impacts on public lands and the people who depend on them are coming to the forefront.
The Senate is reviving its efforts to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which expired in September 2018 after Congress failed to pass legislation to fund it.