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Sportsmen Urge Senate to Reject Plan to Drill Arctic Refuge

13 hours agoHobbies / Hunting : Hunting Life

As Senate considers opening energy development in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, hunting/fishing opportunities in America’s ‘last frontier’ showcased in new film from BHA MISSOULA, Mont. – As Senate members prepare to advance legislation...Show More Summary

On Washington: How Arctic Drilling, Stymied for Decades, Made Surprise Return in Tax Bill

22 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

Advocates of oil exploration in an Alaska wildlife refuge are taking advantage of the special rules of the tax debate to charge toward victory.

How drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge could impact wildlife

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is America's largest and wildest piece of publicly owned land. Polar bears, caribou, and wolves roam its 19.6 million acres; golden eagles build their nests on its cliffs, migratory birds rest in its waters, and "the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man."

Yo Senators, Leave the Arctic Wildlife Refuge Alone

Currently, the entire area—which is rife with wildlife—is off limits to oil and gas companies. The post Yo Senators, Leave the Arctic Wildlife Refuge Alone appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Republicans Are Counting on a Ton of Demand to Drill in an Alaskan Wildlife Refuge. They’re Deluding Themselves.

Early Saturday morning, Senate Republicans narrowly passed a controversial tax bill which—aside from overwhelmingly benefiting the rich—will open up 1.5-million acres of the pristine, 20-million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) for...Show More Summary

Public Lands Watch: ANWR and Monuments Updates

Two updates on issues that we have been following. First, the Senate passed a tax bill that opens up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas development – though an initial version of that provision which would have relaxed environmental review of development in the refuge was stripped out.  The bill likely will […]

Alaska senators tout tax bill provisions as beneficial

The tax bill approved by the U.S. Senate will open part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling, something Alaska's lawmakers have tried to do for … Click to Continue »

Ducks Unlimited to help South Carolina waterways with $75,000 grant from Duke Energy

Santee National Wildlife Refuge project supported by Water Resources Fund CHARLESTON, S.C. – Nov. 28, 2017 – Ducks Unlimited received a $75,000 grant to continue protecting regional waterways and the environment through wetland restoration and enhancement at the Santee National Wildlife Refuge in South Carolina. Show More Summary

Republicans vote to allow drilling in Arctic National Wildlife refuge as Senate rejects Trump tax plan amendment

The US Senate has passed a bill allowing oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, fulfilling a priority for a number of conservatives. In a vote as part of their sweeping tax overhaul bill early on Saturday morning, Republicans rejected an amendment led by Democratic Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington state to block drilling. Show More Summary

Group Of Republicans Warn Against Plans To Drill In Fragile Arctic Wildlife Refuge

last weekNews : The Lookout

WASHINGTON — Twelve House Republicans have come out against the latest GOP-led effort to open up a 1.5 million-acre swath of Alaska’s fragile Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas development.

Jon Ritzheimer sentenced

According to Stars & Stripes, Oathkeeper and provocateur, Jon Ritzheimer was sentenced in an Oregon federal courtroom last Thursday for his role in the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge last year. He wore his Marine Corps medals on his blue suit, which he removed during sentencing, stating that he wasn’t proud of them […]

With Senate tax bill passed, deal-making with the House to begin

last weekNews : The Raw Story

With Senate tax bill passed, deal-making with the House to begin WASHINGTON — State and local tax breaks, the deficit, income tax brackets and drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are among the potential flashpoints as congressional Republicans push to pass a tax bill by the end of the...

Drilling in Alaska refuge likelier as Senate clears tax bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Oil and gas drilling in a vast northern Alaskan wildlife refuge the U.S. government has protected since 1960 moved a step closer to reality on Saturday with the passage by U.S. Senate Republicans of the tax bi...

7 things to watch as tax bill heads for the finish line

State and local tax breaks. Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The deficit. The income tax brackets. They’re all potential flashpoints as the Republican push to pass a tax … Click to Continue »

Senate vote could lead to oil drilling in Alaska refuge

The newly passed U.S. Senate tax reform bill also includes legislation to allow drilling for oil in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which conservationists say will destroy a vital habitat for wolves, polar bears and caribou. It comes just as a deal is finally put in place to protect the marine ecology of the Arctic…

GOP Group Warns Against Plans To Drill In Fragile Arctic Wildlife Refuge

“Any development footprint in the refuge stands to disrupt this fragile, critically important landscape."

Arctic drilling provision in Senate tax bill meets opposition from an unexpected source

An attempt by Senate Republicans to open up a portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling is facing push-back from an unexpected source: House Republicans. In a letter sent to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), 12 Republican representatives expressed their concerns about opening up […]

Oregon refuge standoff figure free on house arrest in Nevada

A rancher's son at the center of an armed standoff with government agents near his family ranch in Nevada in 2014 and a takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge in … Click to Continue »

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