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September
20,
2017
Environmental, community and business groups call Zinke's leaked report on national monuments an attack on public lands.
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September
18,
2017
"We understand what the Trump administration does not: national monuments protect irreplaceable parts of our nation’s conservation, cultural and historical legacies."
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September
16,
2017
The Washington Post reported today that the Trump administration is secretly taking the first steps towards opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.  
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September
15,
2017
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced today that for the first time in over a decade, a Mexican gray wolf, or lobo, was lethally removed in Arizona due to conflicts with livestock.
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Secretary Zinke's Positions On National Monuments Link Him More Closely To Pinchot Than Roosevelt
"Secretary Zinke is monumentally and irrationally out of step with the American public," said Defenders President and CEO Jamie Rappaport Clark. "Our national monuments provide critical habitat for endangered and threatened species, and are essential to thousands of species of plants, fish and animals. We understand what the Trump administration does not: national monuments protect irreplaceable parts of our nation’s conservation, cultural and historical legacies."
20
Sep
2017
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Zinke memo hints cuts to four national monuments including 90 percent of Bears Ears
"The administration is truly operating behind closed doors and now seems to be stealthily trying to open up both our monuments and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling," Defenders of Wildlife says in the opening of a statement on the news.
20
Sep
2017
www.spokesman.com
Trump administration working toward renewed drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
The Trump administration is quietly moving to allow energy exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for the first time in more than 30 years, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post, with a draft rule that would lay the groundwork for drilling.
18
Sep
2017
www.washingtonpost.com
Trump Administration Moves to Open Arctic Refuge to Drilling Studies
An internal Interior Department memo has proposed lifting restrictions on exploratory seismic studies in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a possible first step toward opening the pristine wilderness area to oil and gas drilling.
16
Sep
2017
www.nytimes.com
Environmentalists Sue to Block US Border Wall with Mexico
Three advocacy groups sued the federal government Thursday to block construction of a border wall with Mexico, alleging that that Trump administration overstepped its authority by waiving environmental reviews and other laws. The Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife and Animal Legal Defense Fund seek to prevent construction of wall prototypes in San Diego before it begins and halt plans for replacement barriers in San Diego and Calexico, California.
15
Sep
2017
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