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Senators vote to confirm pro-drilling Alaskan to Interior Department

The Trump administration continues to push forward with plans to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — and the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee gave those plans a boost Tuesday, voting to confirm a drilling advocate as Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Land and Minerals Management. Over the course of his career, […]

The oil-drunk Trump administration needs to leave Alaska refuge alone

The Trump administration thinks it would be a good idea to allow seismic testing in part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to assess how much oil and gas might lie underground, a possible prelude to drilling in a pristine wilderness that provides a vital habitat for polar bears and a variety...

Trump Administration Moves to Open Arctic Refuge to Drilling Studies

3 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

An Interior Department memo has proposed lifting restrictions on seismic surveys in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which may open it to drilling.

Trump Moves Toward Drilling In Arctic 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 [...]

What Is ANWR? What to know about Alaska's controversial territory

5 days agoNews : USAToday: News

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has been the subject of political debates for the past 40 years. Here are the facts about ANWR.        

The Trump administration could bypass environmental regulations to build the wall — and it could cause a huge problem in Texas

President Donald Trump's border wall may destroy a wildlife refuge in Texas. Engineers are preparing to build a wall through the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge. It is home to more than 400 species of bird, 450 plant species, and the endangered ocelot. Join the conversation about this story »

Secretary Zinke Announces Boost to Wetland, Waterfowl Conservation, Access to Public Lands Through Conservation Grants, Federal Duck Stamp Funds

$21.9 million approved for wetland conservation projects; $5.4 million to conserve 2,259 acres on national wildlife refuges and open thousands of additional acres to public hunting WASHINGTON – The Migratory Bird Conservation Commission, chaired by U.S. Show More Summary

Youth crew work at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge is the 500th refuge in the National Wildlife Refuge System, which is under the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior. The valley … Click to Continue »

CDFW Offers Grasslands Waterfowl Hunting Clinic in Merced County

CDFW Advanced Hunter Education Program is offering a waterfowl hunting clinic on Saturday, Sept. 9 at the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge in Los Banos. This post CDFW Offers Grasslands Waterfowl Hunting Clinic in Merced County appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

Alaska lawmaker plots yet another assault on wolves, grizzlies on federal lands

It's bad enough that Congress has cleared the path for trophy hunters and others to kill predators on national wildlife refuges. But to do it on National Park Service lands is even more unconscionable. Photo by Alamy He’s back. Alaska Congressman Don Young, that’s who. Show More Summary

Late Night Open Thread

Looks like it’s time for an open thread. Here’s a turtle I saw at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge last week. His right hind foot looks strange, but when he jumped in the water, he seemed to be fine. Perhaps he was doing y...

Refuge occupier Jason Blomgren sentenced to probation

A federal judge sentenced a North Carolina man on Monday to two years on probation for his role in last year's takeover of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon. U.S. … Click to Continue »

Review of the K&F Concept TC2534 Lightweight Carbon Fiber Tripod

A week after I first unfolded the legs of the K&F Concept carbon fiber tripod on the coastal plain of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, I unfolded them again on the beach of the wild coast of Katmai National Park. Another two...Show More Summary

Men From Malheur Standoff Acquitted, DOJ Drops Anti-Trump IP Request, Attack of the Kremlin Bots: A.M. Links

3 weeks agoNews : Reason

A jury acquitted two men who were part of the 2014 Cliven Bundy family standoff with federal agents at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Two other defendants were found not guilty on most of the charges against them. "Hundreds left early" during President Trump's rambling 75-minute speech in Philadelphia yesterday, reports The Washington Post. Show More Summary

Birding on the way to the scalloping fields: St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

I was itching to get out of the car and bird. My binoculars were on the seat right next to...

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge under Siege

Cinnamon Teal When I was living in Madison, Wisconsin, in the mid-70s, George Harrison came to speak at a Madison Audubon meeting. This, of course, was George H. Harrison, there to speak about his new book, Roger Tory Peterson’s Dozen...Show More Summary

The Trump Administration’s Threat to Alaskan Wildlife

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is under assault for the sake of only a few months’ worth of oil.

@CrimeADay

2 months agoNews : Reason

Have you ever melted down a penny? Used a power tool at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge? Sold jock itch cream without telling users to use it every day for two weeks? If so, congratulations, you've broken a federal law! The Twitter account @CrimeADay offers up, as it promises, one federal crime every day. Show More Summary

Border Agency Set to Jumpstart Trump’s Wall in a Texas Wildlife Refuge

2 months agoNews : Truthdig

By Kiah Collier / Texas Tribune and T. Christian Miller / ProPublica Customs and Border Protection indicates it will use its own funds to build 3-mile segment of wall amid one of the nation’s most cherished bird-watching locales.

Campsites or Cabins? Find Camping Variety on National Wildlife Refuges

2 months agoHobbies / Hunting : Hunting Life

Ready to fall asleep under a sky filled with stars? Raring to ditch the fast-moving, competitive world for unspoiled nature — at least for a few days? Maybe now’s the time to get away, go camping and be captivated by the nation’s national wildlife refuges. Show More Summary

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